Friday, 12 August 2016

What's that saying... 'fool me once' ....


Way back in 2011, I had cause to write to Santa after Christmas, to ask him to help Mr Dunnit better interpret my clues as to the presents I would like. Well, I don't like to judge, so I'm going to say that Santa didn't get my letter.

This year, chez Dunnit, we have been plotting and planning more  building works. It's serious stuff, and we've worked hard in terms of budget and material choices and plans. My surgery has inevitably delayed the upheaval, but things are on the turn. Delivery of materials for this project have become quite frequent.

It was my Birthday last month. When he asked if there was anything in particular I would like, I was happy to say there was not. Not even a surprise. I have no wants or needs. 

A couple of hours after this conversation and with a sheaf of paperwork on his lap, he asked me if I'd like some precious metal for my birthday. Now, remember the reason for my letter to Santa. I said it would be nice, but absolutely unnecessary. 'Of course it's necessary', he said 'and it would make me happy - we could think of it as a joint present'. How sweet.

the length of the garage and oh, there's the mower again.
Be not surprised though gentle reader, when I tell you that the steel lintel - stage one in the building process - has been delivered. In his defence, it is a precious metal - it will hold up the side of my lovely home at some point. Joint present? I guess it is. I wasn't fooled, but thought you might recognise this thought process! 

19 comments:

voodoo vixen said...

Oh Julia, this made me laugh.... so much... men.... really. But won't that beam be fabby when its doing its job??? LOL

Helen said...

Sounds a great gift to me!

Sue said...

Hi Julia, I think it's a good job you love your hubby:) LOL

Hope you have a fab Friday. Sue

Kathyk said...

OH MY! In his defence, it WILL be precious and the building works WILL be worth it - best of luck!

Maybe your next wish list should include photos/bar codes etc to help Mr Dunnit!!!

Kathyk

Annie said...

Thanks so much for my first morning chuckle of today. What a wonderful hubby you've got. That's just the sort of precious metal I love....lots of promise to come yet now.
Hugs,
Annie x

Artyjen said...

Smiling as I read. Everyone has a different idea of precious...this is just one interpretation! Ha ha

misteejay said...

Umm, was 2011 the year you asked for something big & shiny?
Your Hubby certainly has a very unusual thought process but in his defence a home is a precious thing so this metal will help to keep it safe & sound.
Thank you so much for the chuckle.
Toni xx

BJ said...

What are men like!

Liz said...

This really made me chuckle! Two weeks ago we were on holiday in Devon, when my hubby asked if I knew if there was a jewellers In the nearest town. As its not my birthday or anniversary, and as my hubby doesn't usually do spontaneous presents, I excitedly informed him there were several jewellers. I wondered what he had in mind, a new pair of earrings perhaps? I came down to earth when he replied "that's great, I need a new battery for my watch"! xx

Ohhh Snap said...

: D

Kim said...

Well.....he wasn't lying...I've learned to just ask for a lobster dinner; no surprises and it's yummy!

Cardarian said...

He, he men! If you don't spell it out they don't understand!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Such a tender and romantic moment. Since you shared yours, I shall share mine: Hubby once gave me a sweet hug, looked romantically in my eyes and declared, "I like you more than pizza!"

Twiglet said...

Ha - what a treasure he is!! x Jo

glitterandglue said...

Oh Julia. I'm still wiping the tears from down my cheeks - the laughter this invoked was fabulous! But it sure will be a useful item in the building works.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a karack up is your Mr. D! It's a wonder any couples stay together past a few months with our completely differently-wired thought processes. But, oh my, that aside, you are doing some really maj remodeling! Please share the as-you-go photos and good luck with it all! Hugs, Darnell

Cara said...

Total bloke logic. Cara x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

After I stopped laughing, I though how generous and kind Mr. Dunnit is. I can tell romance still lurks strong in your marriage.

Deanna Anthony said...

I would think he was just 'beaming' at his surprise!