Saturday, November 08, 2003

Find a place to put your stuff, and keep it there!

This is a many times repeated plea to my husband. Every time he decides on a little hunting trip, there is a tour through the house to search cupboards, on top of cupboards, and cabinets, in closets, and the utility room to search for his stuff. I gave up a long time ago in trying to put all of his things in one place in hopes that he'd keep them there.

Never mind that we built the little shed for him to store his stuff in. The doors blew off in a storm a couple of years ago, and they continue to be propped inside the shed somewhere. Besides, there isn't much room to maneuver around the ATV to search for stuff since he decided that would be a good place to park it. Instead, the built-in cupboard in the master bath, and the drawers and atop the cabinets in the kitchen, consistently accumulate his prizes. If I question this, his reply is, "it was empty, so I put something in it."

So, open a drawer in the bathroom and you may find shotgun shells, and his dog training collar, with charger. Dare to climb on a chair and dust the tops of kitchen cabinets and there might be old marbles, jars, bottles, an indian arrowhead, or tool. The bottom kitchen drawer holds a cordless screwdriver with a box of bits, and various other tools that he's brought inside for whatever reason that didn't get back to the toolbox in his truck.

I believe I have grounds for insanity defense.

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