About this time every year just as the Rainy Season is waning and Christmas Season is upon us, we start our yearly projects to improve our house in some way. There will be three projects this year, and this first project started last week, Mrs. Thompson (Mayang) decided she needed new foam and three new sets of covers for the living room furniture. When she comes up with these plans, she’ll lay in wait for me to be sitting in the “Man Cave” having a beer and listening to my Country music, and then she will surreptitiously approach and present her plan. As she well knows that after a few SMB’s I’ll be most agreeable. My Daughters and Granddaughter know this trick as well.
I smiled because I remembered she had asked the very same thing of me eight months ago, and I said yes then. But she forgot. (That’s a rare event)
Now the next two upcoming projects were a bit of a surprise, but as you all know I’ll be spending some of the money I was saving for the new car, I can dream can’t I?
So on Wednesday (Oct.12th) the car was loaded back seat and trunk with foam and off her and her sister they went in search of new foam and cloth to make the three sets of covers. “Honey Ko what colors should I buy” she asked, No I was not going to fall in to that rabbit hole. So I simple said get what you like, but make sure they match all your curtains. Or I’d be buying curtains to match those new covers next month. She forgot the “Beer Rule” when asking that question.
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Later when she returned she seem a tad down, so I asked why, Mayang explained that the total cost for the new (High Quality) foam and three sets of covers for the entire living room set was P 16,500.00. Which she thought was high, I said; “Honey it was years ago when you had the last three sets made.” That made her feel so good, she now plans on redoing the six chairs in the kitchen and the Mama San chair. Will I ever learn to be quiet, and just nod, and go Tusk-tusk?
While she was searching for new material for the living room set, Christmas fabric was found, the sewing machine is coming out and we will have festive Christmas curtains for the Holidays. Will my good fortune never end?
The truth is I never get upset over things like that, as I know she just wants to change the look of our house once in a while, and I go along with her for only one reason. It’s the right thing to do. Mayang does not ask a lot from me, and when she goes in to project mode, I just agree and stand back.
Fair is fair, I‘ll be am left alone during all the Baseball games in post season, NLCS, ALCS and of course the world Series (Rangers and the Cardinals) while her projects go on around me, I don’t interfere, she’ll fix me Hot Dogs and throw them to me just like I was at the Ball Park. I’ve requested she not throw the beers.
Now that is project one, oh there is for sure a project two, commencing upon completion of project one. But that’s another story; I’ll never run out of stuff to write about. BTW the new foam and covers work quite well when watching MLB and carefully having a beer.
Next week; Project two, boy am I excited!