Have you missed our conversations? I have! Sometimes!
As he’s going through things, he will call and say “There’s a blue bowl. Do you want to keep it?” I ask questions . . Small bowl? Large bowl? Glass? Plastic? I almost always end up asking him to send a picture of whatever he’s asking about.
Last night, I was talking to a friend on the phone. Vince called so I asked her if I could call her right back. Vince said “There’s something long and rolled up. I’m not sure if it’s fabric or what. Do you want it?” I asked him to send me a picture.
Every single time I respond, if I say I want to keep it, he writes back and wants to know if I’m sure and then asks “How long have you had it? When do you think you’ll use it again?” If I say I don’t want to keep it, he wants to know how much I paid for it; why I bought it if I wasn’t going to use it, am I sure I don’t want to keep it.
I looked at that picture and I vaguely remember that rolled up thing but at this point, I don’t have a clue what it is. I think it may be some kind of heavy duty interfacing for a bag I had planned to make but I’m not sure. Anyone have any ideas? I know the picture doesn’t give a lot of details. I don’t even know if he found it in the house or in the sewing room.
Anyway . . once I responded to his picture, I called my friend back. She barely said “hello” when Vince was calling again. I told her . . I’m not answering it because he’s going to want to know what it is and what I’ll use it for and I don’t have a clue what it is. Good grief . . it may weigh 8 ounces and I’m sure there’s some spot where it can be wedged in with two moving trucks!
So, she and I kept talking and then when he called me later, he said “What is that roll?” I had to admit that I don’t have a clue. I should have made up something . . like interfacing for a bag . . he would never have known the difference.
This morning, he sent me this text.
It looks like a bunch of shoes without mates. Who knows why or where the mates are. You can see our conversation. He called.
Vince: Why do you not want these shoes?
Me: It looks like a bunch of worn out single shoes.
Vince: Where are the mates?
Me: I have no idea. Please . . just throw them away and don’t bring them here.
Vince: Maybe the mates are already in MO.
Me: Doubt it.
Vince: Are you sure you don’t want me to bring them?
Me: DO NOT BRING THEM!
Vince: I’ll stick them aside and if you change your mind, let me know.
Who wants to bet he brings them? I am not complaining because he’s there packing and I skipped out but with both of us being pack rats, this is painful for us but would be hilarious for someone else to watch – especially someone who isn’t paying for the movers! 🙂
Christina Coats says
It’s a keeper, theres enough for whatever job you have in mind. I have no doubt as soon as you can see and touch it will all come clear.
My lovely other half wanted get a skip and throw everything in the garage and my craft shed in!!!!.
I held a garage sale with the help of a good friend. Husband in the house with the dogs. At the end of the day I raised £ 674 .
TOLD HIM HIS IDEA WOULD OF COST US £774! . What I made plus the hire of the skip, yikes. I was very naughty as the craft things I couldn’t part with were boxed with Kitchen written on on red. All other boxed in green writing.
I’m just about to dig them out and organise my sewing room to make space finally after 3 years! Wish me luck.
Stay safe everyone.
Had to check the internet to check on “skip” meaning and it is what I thought – a dumpster for trash removal. I like your idea of labeling the box “kitchen” to stash your craft items. Brilliant!
I told him “if in doubt, throw it out!!” Obviously, he doesn’t listen to me!! He never did anyway.
Judy Laquidara says
I heard EXACTLY what you told him. Something like “Don’t even ask her . . just throw it out! What she doesn’t know won’t hurt her!” Don’t feel bad . . he doesn’t listen to me either. 🙂
I just love how no matter what your answer is, Vince will push back and interrogate you! It’s always a no-win situation. It’s good training for a global pandemic!
Judy Laquidara says
You get it! 🙂
I have recently had to deal with that “interrogation mode” myself. No matter what my answer was, he was mad about it, and didn’t agree with it. Finally I went and stood very close to him as he complained, and gave my best answers again and he accepted them. Soon, you too will be able to stand next to your husband!!
Debbie Koczela says
Are those goddess sheets for doing fusible, Judy? You said you want them and if that is what they are…then yes, you want them. ?
Judy Laquidara says
I don’t think that’s what they are because I have pressing sheets but honestly, I can’t even remember.
Susan Nixon says
If he isn’t going to listen, why does he ask? LOL
How utterly difficult! Good thing you have a good sense of humor!
I spy some small flip flops. I’l bet Addie has outgrown them! I also see some pairs and a few mismatched shoes. I sure hope you don’t have to throw out a lot that y’all paid to move!