Dec 29, 2008

Someday I would like to have a house with adequate storage space. But of course that won't happen because, (a) there is no such thing and, (b) I'm never moving. Casa Sneed ain't all that, but it's paid for. So, today I spent the afternoon putting up shelves in the laundry room. These are they. Technically, only the top shelf that wraps around the room is new. The bottom one was there already but after nearly 14 years of service, it was a bit dogeared. So, I changed it too. Now it all looks the same, more or less. I also ran into my old friend (literally my old friend) Chuck. Chuck just turned 90. He used to join us for lunch every week, but for the past few weeks he has been a no-show. Our waitress is a friend of Chuck's and gives us regular updates on him, so I knew was alive. Anyway, I ran into the old guy at the hardware store this morning. I went in to get some hardware for the shelf project and there he was, buying spray paint. Chuck launched into a nonstop monologue about where he has been and what he has been up to. He told me that his son recently bought a Ninetendo Wii and he has become addicted to it. "I can't stop playing it!" Since today was our regular lunch day, I told him to 'be there or be square', but he was on his way to the casino and begged off. The guy's a hoot. Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I need some library shelves - built ins.

Reya Mellicker said...

May we all live vibrantly into old age! Bravo, Chuck!

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Your laundry room looks like about the size of my house.

Megan said...

Shelving is a bitch to put up. Well done!

I like the sound of Chuck.

Barbara said...

Bravo on the shelves. We are not good at home improvement of any kind, so my hat goes off to you. I hope I have such a positive outlook on life when I'm as old as Chuck.

Steve said...

Isn't it great to know you never have to move?

Bravo, Chuck. I have never played a Wii.

bella rum said...

It looks so neat in there. I'd hate for you to see my laundry room. Good job!

Squirrel said...

I hope someone gives me the Nintendo XYZ Super Whatever when I'm in my nineties and I enjoy it. I've never tried it. Something to look forward to.

Megan said...

Hee hee, "XYZ Super Whatever" - perfect, Squirrel, perfect!