Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Hubby woz 'ere

Hubby was here sometime in the last week.........
 and here............
 and here..............
It is very common for me to find trails of cups and glasses where Hubby has been working!  Do you have this problem?  Does it drive you INSANE!!!

However I am not whingeing!  I'm more than happy for a bit of give and take!!

Last Thursday I told Hubby I would like a potting table.  I couldn't believe it when, by Monday, I had this.............

Aren't I lucky?  And do you know, apart from the top, it was made from some very aged pallets that we had picked up!  The top he made from some wood that was left here when we bought the place.  He thinks they might be old floorboards from somewhere.  Then he painted it with linseed oil.  I was amazed at how well it came up.  (Tempted to bring it inside)

Now it's time to get potting.  I've decided I don't want to buy seed raising and potting mix any more.  I've read a couple of posts in the past about how to make them but I haven't got it quite right yet.  Do you have any advice or suggestions on mixes?

10 comments:

Dani said...

And leaving the tube of toothpaste on the sink surface, instead of putting it back in the tooth cup where he got it from. Or the shoes which are left where they are removed. And his work papers which are left scattered round the dining room table, and which I have to clear away EVERY evening before I can lay it...

Good points, and bad points LOL But - we gotta love 'em.

And I LOVE your table - clever hubby :)

Fiona from Arbordale Farm said...

In our house it is me who leaves the trail of cups around the place. Love the potting table. As far as the seed raising mix goes I reuse the same seed raising mix over and over. Once the seedlings are up I pot them on. I still buy my potting mix and mix it 50/50 with garden soil.

Busy mum of 3 said...

LOL...I think our husbands must be a bit similar.

My husband is keen to get in and attend to any job, big or small, that I ask of him, but he downs tool and leaves them laying right where he was using them when he is finished the job!!!

I'm always cleaning up after him, and they are his tools, not mine!!!

But one just has to bite one's lip (most of the time) for fear of never getting another job done again!

purplepear said...

It's a very similar occurrance around here too. But he does get a lot done around here.Your potting table is wonderful. we grow all our own seedlings here. We make our on seed raising mix 50/50 cocpeat and crusher dust. And the potting mix we add the same again of compost.

LyndaD said...

So So funny. I dont have a property just a suburban house and yard and i have the same problem. Cups and glasses left everywhere. I also, cant complain. This week my unemployed husband (very depressed) built a hard stand area in our front yard for our trailer. Very nice paving and tuscan toppings thats not only functional but attractive. Yep, there is a lot of give and take in most families.

Christine said...

You are so funny, Linda!
We have similar mug sightings here..his favourite spot is the garage..or the trailor he has had all the tools in while cutting wood, agh.

Love your potting bench (complete with Tools sign!), interested to see what you come up with for the homemade potting mix. :)

knitgirl66 said...

Hey, when he makes something like that you don't mind collecting the cups and glasses ;) Did he make the "Tools" sign on the front too?

Linda said...

Hi Dani, Yep... yep.. yep.. and yep..! You get what I'm talking about. Lol

Hi Fiona, No I'm not blameless myself! But I chose not to write about that! Thank for the seedraising mix tip. I might re-use some old stuff I have around but I'm determined to learn to make it.

Cheryl my frustration is more when I go to use his tools. He goes off to work and I want to do a job but I can't find his tools coz he didn't put them away.

Kate thanks for the mix instruction but I think cocopeat is from coconut husks? I would love to find something more local that I could use. No coconuts anywhere near us! Do you have any ideas?

Lynda, It sounds to me that your husband is using his time very well! Just not being paid in money but finding other ways to benefit his family. What a good man!

Christine, My first attempt at potting mix didn't work well. It gets too compacted when it dries a bit. I'll let you know if I ever figure it out.

Hi Knitgirl, No you don't mind when you know they are working hard to achieve stuff for the family. And no I can't remember where I bought the tools sign, but it shows I'm guilty too! Notice there are no garden tools hanging on it. That's coz I left them in the garden somewhere!!!

Kathryn Ray said...

LOL. My Hubba has the same issue with me and my cups.

Linda said...

Oh Kathryn! Your poor hubby! Lol