Friday, May 11, 2012

Work Him Like a Borrowed Mule!


My grandson is, right this minute, smack dab in the middle of his 8th. grade trip to Philadelphia and Washington DC!  It is such a wonderful opportunity for him to see some things that I think are very important in his education.  Anyway, he needed some extra money for "stuff" while he was traveling and asked if there was anything he could do to make some money.  Well being the wonderful grandmother that I am, I jumped all over it!  He came last weekend and spent two days with us and, yes, I'm afraid we worked him like a borrowed mule!  There were so many things I needed help with and he is a big and strong 14 year old with lots of muscles and energy!  He washed my car from top to bottom and we pulled Ivy out of a landscaped area and then he helped my husband do some chores around here that he had been putting off for so long. 

Our ladder fit him!  He is always telling me how he has to fit the golf clubs he uses or it just won't work.  I think this ladder fits him to a tee!

And here they are with that ladder after they mounted the purple martin house on the pole!  I love that house and believe it or not the little birds are already checking it out!  They also put up two other blue bird houses while they were at it.  It was hot and humid and they were both ready for a cool drink!
Job well done guys!

OK that is it for me this morning.  I've been so busy this week, I didn't have a card to show today.  I'm hoping to find some crafting time this weekend so stay tuned!  Have a great day and a wonderful weekend!

17 comments:

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...ahhh what a loVely post Glenda...it's great that your Grandson wanted to do chores to earn his pocket money and didn'y just ask for it...a 2 win situation all your jobs done and he's a happy boy...super birdie houses, very Des Res they'll be queing up!!!....Mel :)

Olga said...

loved reading that, he's a good kid to help out, hope you paid him well!!! LOL

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Love the John Deere bird houses... what a pleasur it must have been to have your grandson want to come and do this for some extra cash!! he's been brought up right for sure!! Now your To Do list is a little shorter too!!
Thanks for sharing your handsome young man and the older one too with us this moring!!!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

The making of fun memories...just love kids, give them a chance and they can do most anything.
I LOVE the John Deere bird houses, where did you find them? My DH birthday is the 25th...was thinking IPAD..but he'd love the JD thing.
Ipad..for me..@!! We enjoy watching the different birds...we have 2 huge owls but using bad times of the day to take photos dusk and dawn.
Like the barn in your background too. Thanks for sharing, hope he has a great trip..the area is awesome.

505whimsygirl said...

Oh Glenda you had me laughing out loud!!! I've never heard that expression before but I'm going to write it down! hee hee

I hope your grandson has a great trip. I've never been to the Washington DC area and would love to go.

The birdhouses look amazing - I can see why the tweets are already checking them out. The hummingbirds have arrived here in NM and I love hearing them whiz by.

Happy Weekend

Hugs,
Kay

knitwit said...

Like everyone else, I love that he asked for chores to make money instead of just asking for the cash. What a go-getter! You must be so proud!
Have a great weekend and Happy Mother's Day!

Nan G said...

Lucky you! Happy Mother's Day Grandma!

Sylvia said...

Love your bird houses, especially the one for the Martins! Your guys, look great there with the ladder. I am right there with you with no card for two days. But, life goes on! Have a wonderful Saturday!

May said...

What a fantastic post Glenda... so glad your Grandson helped out..he sure earned his dollars for his trip.. Love the birdhouse its fantastic!!!and what a great garden you have... Hugs May x x x

Lenoria said...

Hi Glenda,
I have not heard that expression in quite a while and could not help laughing! Your grandson is a handsome young man and I hope he is having an excellent time. It is good for them to earn some spending money. I'm sure he enjoys being over there with you both.

Starla said...

I am so impressed that your grandson didn't just ask for money, but was willing to work for it! You must be very proud of him!!
Enjoyed all your photos!

Dawn B. said...

Aww what a great way for both you and him to bond. I have always believed in a good days work. Love that he was able to help you out this way and that you support his hard work. Great pictures.

Patty Sue 2 said...

Not only is he a 'working guy' he is a handsome guy! Don't you just love those grandkids? I know you made him feel special along with all the work he did! (Your yard is beautiful!)

Anonymous said...

Great flowers another idea thanks for the great work and chance to win cheery Lynn

Sandra said...

Beautiful card!

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