Saturday, October 29, 2011

Boys will be boys!

There has been a long-held belief, that up until now has remained unproven. This unexplained phenomenon is not limited to culture, geographic region, or economic status.

What is the hypothesis that I now have irrefutable evidence to prove true?

 Little boys never grow up.

Last Saturday, my sister called me from The Habitat for Humanity ReStore, she said that the Store had just received a donation of several Rubbermaid stock tanks, and they were selling them for $20 each! The tanks had been used by a local company that makes concrete sculptures, and they would need a good cleaning, but were otherwise in good shape. I jumped at the chance. New, Large stock tanks can run about $100- $150 dollars and, even though I didn't have an immediate need for one, they have endless uses here on the farm. I asked her to buy 3 of them for me.

I picked up the tanks, and since the weather was nice, I started power washing them right away.
As I was washing the tanks, I noticed that my 87-year-old father-in-law, Fred, was intently watching me work. When I looked at him questioningly, he sheepishly asked , "Can I try that?"
So I handed him the pressure washer wand and walked away for a while to let him work. When I returned several minutes later, I couldn't help but notice that he was still focused on the same small area that he was working on when I left. OMG, I thought, this will take for-ev-er. I then took a closer look at his work.......

I started to giggle and shook my head as I saw the proud grin on his face.
So, you see, it's true, boys never grow up. Give a boy a wand of any sort, and they are going to write their name on something.


farmer said...

Ha! Great post,so true!

What a awesome deal you got!!!
They are over $300 here....

Stoney Creek Homestead said...

Your father-in-law is funny!!!! :) That sounds like something my hubby and son would do!!!

Judy T said...

LOL! How true!

But I bet you're secretly upset that you didn't think of it first.

Karen Anne said...

Is that actual concrete you're trying to power wash off?

Crosswinds Farm said...

Hi Karen Anne,
They only used the tanks for soaking the sculptures before finishing them. The residue is like a thin coating of plaster that comes off pretty easily with the power washer. One of my friends works at the company that makes the statues, so I called her to be sure that there were no chemicals used in the tanks :).

lisa said...

funny story! and knowing your darling husband, not so surprising! the apple didn't fall far from the tree with regard to mischief.

Christine said...

ROTFL! Priceless!

stephen rouse said...

You are wise beyond your years! :-)

Kelly said...

Wand? Well, I guess that's another name for it. :)

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