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Thursday, October 25, 2007

My Mother Cracks Me Up...

My parents are in the middle of a bathroom renovation that they've been planning for about twenty years. They've cultivated a real easy going laid back pace out there. Because they're handy and have excellent taste, and also they're on the very-tight-budget, they are doing much of the work themselves. I suspect a lot of it has to do with the old thing about fixing your own darn tractor/ truck/ toilet because that's just what you do!!

Anywaaaaays...I don't like hearing the words bathroom and renovation together but last weekend when I got there, curiosity won me over and I had to go check out the progress. It's a bigger room now with a closet gone, and there's panelling on a couple of walls. This is what I saw when I looked in:





Okay, panelling's on, light fixtures are cut in, ready to be installed. Sink is hanging off the wall but not connected. I guess we're still washing our hands and brushing our teeth in the kitchen this weekend. But what's this? There appears to be a note taped above the sink.

What's that note all about?

Let's take a few steps and read the note...







I laughed for about seven minutes straight.



When she got home from work later on, she informed me that she actually got the lyrics somewhat wrong, and it should be a KING SIZED bathtub. Then I laughed for another four minutes about Chad Krueger's king sized belt buckle collection, which, I'm sorry, I don't care who you are, you gotta be impressed by!

It's my mom's birthday coming up, so leave her a comment today! I'll call her tonight and tell her to fire up the dial up and read your wishes, okay? And *@&%@#@* BE POLITE because my mother is a LADY so don't say none of your &#$$%, alright???

18 comments:

CindyDianne said...

Happy Birthday Mrs. HickChic! Aren't you just super happening and ultra cool? :-)


(and I love the paneling)

Astaryth said...

Happy Birthday Heidi's Mom!

dilling said...

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Heidi's Mom!!! I hope you get your bathtub soon... as big as anything!!! Thanks for Heidi.

Biddie said...

Well, of course is a lady! Sheesh.
Happy Birthday, Sally! I can't wait to see the finished bathroom!
xxxxxx

Marni said...

Your mom is awesome! Great tune she picked out for her bathroom and it fits so well!

Happy Birthday, MamaChic

The Adult in Question said...

LMAO!!! I love the note above the sink!
Happy Birthday!
xoxo

Anita said...

Love the sign... One of my favorite songs!!

her indoors said...

Happy Birthday Heidi's mum, hope you are soon swimming in your king sized bath tub, ps the paneling is lovely, hope we get to see the finished project!

Bunny said...

Happy Birthday Heidi's Mom!!
Best wishes with the renovation!

Heidi the Hick said...

My mom is a rock star.

Nicole said...

Happy Birthday, Heidi's mom! If you were a mare I'd say you were a darn good producer. But you're not, so I won't. I hope your day involves much cake and many presents...and, of course, a massive bathtub.

rain said...

Many, many happy returns of the day, Heid's Mom!

Heidi the Hick said...

I just talked to the birthday girl!

Birthday lady.

I could hear her smile over the phone. We agreed that I found some pretty nice blog buddies here.

...aaaaand.... next time I'm out at the farm there will be lots of interesting bathroom fix ups to take pictures of! Wait til you see her new bathtub!!!!!

Lynn Sinclair said...

Hope you get a finished bathroom for your birthday!

Dr. Medusa said...

Hi, Heidi's mom! I am leaving a note for my bathtub fairy immediately. Genius! As is your daughter. Have a wonderful birthday!

LadyBronco said...

Happy Birthday to Heidi's Mama!

(You raised youself one helluv an awesome human being there, mom - way to go!)

Tod said...

Happy Birthday Heidi's mum!

seaside1 said...

Sally...I pinched your name from someone else's comment and hope you don't mind me taking the liberty of calling you by your first name when we haven't even met, but after reading your bathroom note, I recognize you as a woman after my own heart. Have a delightful new birth year, filled to the brim with joy, love and laughter.
Cheers, Barb of green wellies