Monday, June 2, 2008
finally!! they're gone!
Worse than in-laws! Those horrible hiccups lasted from Thursday afternoon thru till 1:00 a.m. Sunday morning.. ...poor Mr. BV. With only a few hours of respite during some sleeping hours....when after two hours of lying there lurching, he finally would manage to doze off and it seemed to abate. It was pretty wearing on us both, but he must have been totally exhausted from the physical severity of it. Me, because I was panicking a bit, especially by Saturday night when there seemed to be about 5 hours of crescendo... where every 3 seconds there was a huge "hic-GULP" with a very obvious gut wrench. Honestly, I just wanted to call the ambulance! My guy... typical man in that department if no other ... poo-pooed that of course. He has had this before ...but only once that I remember since we have been together... perhaps before my time with him ...and declares that it goes away in three days. I don't care..it's not right and I don't like it. There must be some underlying problem... I would want to know what that is...but then, that is me. Not him. By midnight on Saturday, listening to the sad sound of that almost "sobbing" of those damned hiccups...I, too, was sobbing ...... .
Somehow, during the day on Friday and also on Saturday...he continued to putz away on bits and pieces for the laundry room. I hung around helping where I could; worrying about using a table saw when he seemed so worn out. Did I mention he is more than a bit stubborn? He is safety conscious, but when he is that distracted... I still worry. I figure if I am there helping..it makes a difference. When he sat on the patio, in the sun, to make more calculations...I dashed out to plant a few more pansies....... I got lots done in the gardens, believe it or not. My favs... Delta Mix....
When he decided to call it quits...he looked at me, grinned, and asked if he should just hose me off on the driveway....... uhm...did I get that dirty? Oh, yeh.....I was filthy! Why is it that a person can begin puttering in gloves...and all of a sudden.. where did they go? why am I pressing fresh moist dirt around pansies with my bare hands..yet again? How, by the end of several hours... have I used about 4 different gloves, each belonging to different pairs?.... when I picked up my "toys" at sundown... I rounded up two leathers, one green fabric and another that was pink fabric with rubber palm.... good grief! Couldn't find my little hand rake.... had to do a major search for my hand shovel.... and it took me three trips to the shed with the rest of my "stuff" .... but, good thing we had a busy two days because for the next week it is going to be cooler and raining. Hope it smartens up for Wednesday... for golf with "my old guys".
There is a recipe for this ..... the "best ever" Carrot Cake on my other blog if anybody is interested.