Redacted! New Honest Scrap Award Post
Headquarters has made contact, and has ordered the previous post be redacted, and replaced with the following. Please disregard any information previously divulged, Thank You! And for those of you that noticed that there were only 7 things listed about me and not 10, all I can say is, Headquarters will only put up with so much.
And now on a more serious note, and with heartfelt sincerity, here is my answer to the Honest Scrap Award.
My good Twitter friend and fellow garden Blogger Christina Salwitz the Professional Garden Coach, has nominated me for The Honest Scrap Award. As part of the duties associated with this honor, I must do the following; Inform you my readers of my nominator, Tell you 10 honest things about me that you would not necessarily know, and nominate 7 other worthy bloggers to continue on with this tradition.
10 honest things about me:
1 I love animals, and can’t imagine not having a dog around the house. We were lucky to find boomer, he is a great dog.
2 Everything positive I have achieved in life is because of my wife Kathy. She has supported me no matter what my endeavor.
3 I am extremely proud of our kids. In this day and age, when there are so many problems with drugs and alcohol, and so many remain distant and non-engaging with other adults, they prove to be an exception. Well, most of the time.
4 Someday, I hope Kathy and I will go to Europe for the summer.
5 I love coaching High School Lacrosse, even though it is during our busy season. Working with High School aged boys has its challenges, but it’s always a rewarding experience and well worth the time spent creatively scheduling work to make it happen.
6 Gardening, plants, and design are my passions, but I am terrible at tending the gardens at home.
7 I am a pretty good carpenter, and have installed several beautiful kitchens.
8 I have a temper, and can be cantankerous, but I am inspired by those that constantly work for peace and a sense of cooperation.
9 I wish I could find more time to go fishing.
10 I aspire to be the person my dog thinks I am!
So there you have it, the essence of me. Well, for the most part. Let’s face it there are some things I don’t even understand about me, but that’s a discussion for another time, right Kathy?
And now, my nominees for the Honest Scrap Award Are:
Good Luck and Be Well!
Honest Scrap Award – Rough Draft
My good Twitter friend and fellow garden Blogger Christina Salwitz the Personal Garden Coach, has recently nominated me for The Honest Scrap Award. As part of the duties associated with such a prestigious honor, I must do the following; Inform you my readers of my nominator, Tell you 10 honest things about me that you would not necessarily know, and nominate 7 other worthy bloggers to continue on with this tradition.
I’m sure that you can now see the problem with a person such as myself being part of this sort of exercise. Most of the secrets I retain, are on a need to know basis, and well…
Consequently, upon revealing the following information, I will have to terminate all those that read it. Please leave your name and address at the end of the post so that I may locate you before you pass any of this on.
Now, on with all the information you are all dying to read. (Sorry, no pun intended)
1 I know where Jimmy Hoffa is!
2 I can change in a phone booth in a flash.
3 I have discovered the secret to cold fusion, only I can’t find my notes.
4 My “Zoom” sign is not allowed by censors on TV.
5 I found Carmen San Diego and Waldo, but I’m not telling!
6 Warren Buffet stole all my ideas.
7 It will not be long before I rid your puny planet of all of its evildoers!
So there you have it, the truth, the whole truth, and nothin but the truth. I will nominate 7 other bloggers, as soon as I recieve clearance to include them from the…. nevermind, I can’t mention them here.
Now please your names below. Thank You!
When the cat’s away…..
Recent events have kept me from attending to all the details that keep each project moving along smoothly, and that has caused there to be a little downtime for the crew. When faced with idle time in the past, I could usually trust that my crew would keep themselves busy in some sort of constructive fashion. My current crew, consisting of 2 college aged males on the otherhand, upon finding themselves with some empty time, decided they would rather exercise their ceative muscles. When instructed to move an existing pile of brick, they instead decided to build a monument any mason was sure to be proud of. So, move it they did. All that was left was to sit back and soak up the accolades.
So my friends, I give you – “Pile of Brick”, by Justin and Mike.
Now in the past, I may have over reacted to this kind of “tom-foolery”, but I have matured over the years, and have learned to accept things for what they are. After all, they could have used their idle time in all manner of degenerate ways (that’s a story for another time!). No, this time I took into account that the customer was fairly amused, and that their actions didn’t leave me with any repairs or the need to replace anything (which is also a story for another time!), instead I focused on the positive, and….. promoted them.
I am pleased to introduce the new Vice President and Executive Assisant, of material storage and brick stacking for Blue Heron! (I’ll let them decide which is which).
Now if I could only find their time cards……..
See you in thegarden!