Friday, March 27, 2009

Foto Friday

I know that I just posted a bunch of photos yesterday, but it's Foto Friday, and I've missed a few of those lately, so I'm going to post more today. This week, just to be a little different, I'm going with a black and white theme. Let's start with Zach because he hasn't been getting a lot of exposure on this blog lately. He's what people call a good baby: sleeps a lot and doesn't fuss much when he's awake. Except maybe when Buppa holds him. When Buppa held the young Nikki Dee, he seemed to stop her from crying. However, when Buppa holds Zachary, he seems to start him crying. While I'm over-stating it just a tad, there's some truth to what I'm saying.



Speaking of Niki Dee, following are two photos of her rocking on the front porch on Monday afternoon after a little outing with the grands. She was a very sick and dejected little munchkin on the next day (Tuesday) and pretty well recovered on the day after that (Wednesday, Cuppa's birthday). What resilience! On her sick day, she moaned and clung to the nearest adult for the whole day. A listless Nikki Dee is abnormal and heart-wrenching site to behold, let me tell ya. Poor kid.







Meet Saint Al, with his back to you, above. You see, I was around the corner when the handyman genes were dished out, and I need help to do just about anything that involves opposable thumbs. In Sarnia, we had Saint Paul to help us out every now and then. Here we tend to rely on SILly, and in this case our neighbour, Saint Al. He is helping us repair the wall in our front porch. In a townhouse, we live cheek by jowl with our neighbours and our porch is immediately juxtaposed with the guys to the south. So, last year we built a little wall to give us a bit of privacy out there. But over the winter the thing began to warp and buckle rather prodigiously, so Saint Al has stepped in to help rescue the wall and us. Bless you, Al.

Below: this is how odd jobs affect me — send me into immediate surrender mode.

10 comments:

Mara said...

I would have thought you were holding the wall up in that last photo. No need to staple, nail or glue it, just you standing there holding it up!

Ruth said...

lol! I am sure St. Al is happy to be found useful. My hubby has no construction genes at all, not even a "change the washer on the tap" gene. His dad could build a house, but never involved his 3 sons in any projects. However, hubby does have other redeeming qualities. :-)
I like the b&w photos.

Turtle Guy said...

Don't fear, AC - I didn't become remotely useful until quite recently. Most of it comes about when you lose the fear of doing something "wrong". "Wrong" is a very useful tool, by the way.

Janet said...

I learned "on the job" as we were building our house. It's a learned skill - practice, practice practice! Although hopefully you won't have to keep replacing this wall.

Mary G said...

The first Niki Dee shot in the wicker chair is masterly!
Lovely B&W technique in all of them.
I am married to Mr Can do Everything, and I have spent a lot of my life holding things up while he hammers. Laughing.

Lorna said...

I wish i had a Saint in my life...

Woman in a Window said...

How long do you have to hold your summer wall? Til fall?

Donna said...

Your photos are Gorgeous, as usual!! That last one looks like you're being searched!!Hahaa...fun!!!hughugs

Mary said...

AC,

The black and whites of Zach and Nikki Dee are awesome. I was brought up when that's about all there was, and still enjoy them.

I'm glad you have Saint Al to give you a helping hand. Not everyone has the same talents and I commend you for allowing others to help.

Have a great weekend, my friend.
Blessings,
Mary

simplycol.com said...

Good neighbours and beautiful grandkids... who could ask for more. :-)