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Husbands do have their uses - Honestly.

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Picture the scene, sitting quietly watching TV with OH when youngest daughter pops in and says ‘I cant get any channels on my TV’. OH ‘what do you expect me to do at 9pm when its dark, blowing a gale……’

You get the picture even if daughter didn’t.

So Tuesday OH goes to investigate. He comes back and its my fault – knew it would be.
Why me? I had let the Clemetis scramble up the wall/ivy/climbing hydrangea and it had wrapped around the ariel and in the gales it had managed to snap the ariel off.

The trellis was rotten so OH removed it and fixed eyes and wires instead.

Glad he has a head for heights!

My beautiful Clematis ‘Belearic’ :o( but there is plenty of growth on the lower stems.


The rose that needs tying in now and a bit more judicious pruning.
The Clematis Victoria is fastened onto the wires ready for climbing through the rose in the summer.

I have since cleared the bits of ivy from the ground, tidied up the trampled border, not too much damage thankfully from OH size 9’s. He doesn’t look very carefully before he puts his feet down. But I cant complain he has done a brilliant job and fixed the ariel so daughter now has her TV back.

Finally a top dressing of my own compost from one of the bins. It must be 5yrs old and it is so crumbly and smelt very earthy [wonderful].

So my OH does have his uses and he has learnt brownie points. Until he leaves a mess behind ;o)

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bjs
Bjs
 

You must be very proud of your choice of partner,we have a lot of other uses as well, as for dirt know one can make as much as my Jamie and who cleans it all up ,well its not my OH.lol
B

20 Feb, 2014

 

Yes he does Brian, cooks rebuilds bikes/boats/cars. doesn't know how to use the washing machine, but he does know how to use the vacuum as long as its the carpets in the car.

20 Feb, 2014

 

Hmmm. I'm not so sure...clematis vs daughter's t.v.? Think he should have left well alone! ;))

20 Feb, 2014

 

Hi Sbg, well, of course we have our uses, you girls wouldn't be without us really, {no matter how much we get on your nerves, lol,} Derek.

20 Feb, 2014

 

Difficult call there.

20 Feb, 2014

 

Well done dad there's nothing quite as bad as expecting a teenager to share the telly with the parents, lol.
somehow things here are always my fault.
My hubby is incapable of mending something in the garden without trying his darndest to kill a few plants at the same time....

20 Feb, 2014

 

Thats not a job every OH would tackle and whats a bit of mess when you end up with a happy daughter and plants that will soon make their way back up the wall. Give him a gold star.

20 Feb, 2014

bjs
Bjs
 

Think us males are coming out of this pretty well up to now except for that Linda .bet it don't last we are out numbered at least 10/1 on Goy
B

20 Feb, 2014

 

If you want a job done be prepared for a long wait, get a man and then be prepared to be the general dogsbody and whipping boy when its not going right, unless of course theres something he wants doing in a hurry and then use the bargaining card, if you want it doing quickly then just get on with it and do it yourself, lol............

20 Feb, 2014

 

My hubby just had the nerve to say " I don't know what you mean " lol, however he didn't deny it..

20 Feb, 2014

 

remember mine offered me another border as a sweetener for extending the drive, that we both tackled.
I have to admit he has more strength than me too. :o)

20 Feb, 2014

 

Oh yes I do remember that, our front is mainly huge pavers as its only for carparking and the trailer, its built on two levels which means I have two little borders for flowers, hubby wants to remove one of my borders so we can level it all out, he kept on about it last year but with my bad knee and eyes it was put on hold, he has now started going on about changing it again, so I have to think of something I can bargain with, lol.....

20 Feb, 2014

 

Lincs, that sounds extremely familiar, and so does SBG saying it was "her fault" (even if it was this time) But wow, how impressive to have such a head for heights!
Looks as though you both worked very hard - hope the daughter appreciates her TV now!

20 Feb, 2014

 

oh yes she does and she has done lots of housework type tasks whilst I was out in the garden all day.

20 Feb, 2014

 

Don't know why us blokes get such a hard time. Who do you call when it's cold/wet/heavy?

20 Feb, 2014

bjs
Bjs
 

and unpleasant, Like what the cat brings in and the dog does!

20 Feb, 2014

 

Spider in the bath

20 Feb, 2014

 

I say, steady on ladies!
Without us you'd have nothing to complain about...then you'd probably complain about having nothing to complain about.
Unless it was about HER, along the road, at number 38. ;-)
Am I right or am I right, guys? Lol.

21 Feb, 2014

 

That reminds me of the joke about the husband telling his wife he'd heard the milkman say he had had sex with every woman in the street bar one. "That'll be the snooty one at no 38, " says his wife.

21 Feb, 2014

 

LOL..

Andrew, cold,wet and heavy the answer would be," are you mad woman, wait until the sun shines or its too cold today".
Brian if the cat or dog do anything either inside or out, hubby would come and tell me, if I suggest he deal with it he'd throw a hissy fit, his excuse is it makes him ill....
Spider in the bath thats the hoover, or my daughter, the reason for that is if I ask him he will lose the biddy thing which makes the situation worse for me, I learnt that years ago, have to say hubby is petrified of earwigs and in the summer has been known to hover around to make sure I shake the washing before taking it indoors, lol.
Mouldy and Snoopy ,I'll tell you the same as I tell my hubby, " the time for you to worry is when I ignore you".
LOL,....

Truthfully he does have his uses, its just that it takes a while to galvanise him at times........

21 Feb, 2014

 

It pains me to admit it, but I couldn't tackle many of the jobs around the garden without my OH, Richard.
He's very good at doing what I ask for, although I have to plant the seed, metaphorically, long before I want the job doing.
No matter what he does, it's always 'done for you' as if he doesn't get any benefit from jobs around the garden, after all, he likes to sit in the garden and enjoy it, as much as I do. Still, wouldn't be without him and he makes a lovely cuppa, when I'm busy, bless him.

21 Feb, 2014

 

Waddy thats it in a nutshell, must be doing something right as we've been together over 50yrs, lol. He just doesn't like the actual gardening but then I can't stand fishing and football, the structual jobs we always do together.....

21 Feb, 2014

bjs
Bjs
 

I give up, have obviously spoilt my OH rotten and that's over a period of 54 years.

21 Feb, 2014

 

I've done a sentence of just over 40 years, lol!
Seriously, I think the trick is to let them think it was their idea in the first place, then praise them to high heaven for being so clever/wonderful.
Sorry to those Gents who read this and DON'T fall into that category.

21 Feb, 2014

 

LOL..There you go Brian, you're way has obviously worked for you as well.....

21 Feb, 2014

 

Hi, Bob Monkhouse explained the definition of the words monologue, dialogue, and catalogue, a monologue is 1 woman talking, a dialogue is 2 women having a conversation, a catalogue is 2 women having a conversation about another woman, Derek.

21 Feb, 2014

 

I'm pleased your daughter can now watch all the trash available on the TV :o))
I'm afraid she would have had to endure no picture if I was her father. I have no head for heights at all ...

21 Feb, 2014

 

I only call him when its heavy and then I take a fair share of the load. Just look at the way I dug the drive, mixed concrete etc.

Of course I call him when tea is on the table, he doesn't need my help to do any demolition then :o)

As a biologist I don't have a problem with any critters in or outside so sorry guys some of us have just as many guts as most blokes :o)

21 Feb, 2014

 

In my experience most 'blokes' (that horrible word) haven't got much guts. I don't know what makes you think they have.

21 Feb, 2014

 

Sorry Hywel, hope I haven't offended.

21 Feb, 2014

 

I think you blokes are just fine. Lets say we are all gardeners and leave it at that.

21 Feb, 2014

 

Derek - that's a good one, I must remember that one

21 Feb, 2014

 

Another OLD joke...
Three quickest ways to spread news?
Telegraph, telephone or tell a woman.
(Mouldy swiftly ducks).

22 Feb, 2014

 

Mouldy - a newer version of that joke would have to include Twitter and Facebook!

22 Feb, 2014

 

I'm sure we ladies have no idea what you mean by that Mouldy.

22 Feb, 2014

 

One of the nurses in a World War Hospital in France kept an autograph book. Here are three entries from soldiers in it that reflect the attitudes of the time:

"The way to a mans heart is by his stomach.
But the way to a woman's is by the £.S.D."

"Old mother Hubbard
Went to the cupboard
to get something to quench her thirst
When she got there
the cupboard was bare
For her husband had got there first."

"Time and Tide wait for no man
- and a woman is always behind time."

22 Feb, 2014

 

Ah well it had to happen eventually, its been brewing for some time...peace now, gentle people. We were made so different so that we would fit together nicely... (And no crude comments please)

22 Feb, 2014

 

now would I stera? ;o)

For the gentlemen, just recognition for a job well done. [Honest!]

22 Feb, 2014

 

Couldn't have put it better myself :)

23 Feb, 2014

 

That's why I stated it was an OLD joke Andrew, so the ladies would know I was gently teasing them.
Heavens forfend that I bring the wrath of the Girl's Goyers down on my head.
My mum didn't raise me to be a fool! ;-)

23 Feb, 2014

 

Sensible lad Mouldy lol!

24 Feb, 2014

 

Didn't mean to be naughty Snoop - only noticed the double meaning after I'd written it - honest!!

24 Feb, 2014

 

seaburn, you have a wonderful turn of phrase, together with a waspish tongue. you ought to know by now that daughters' can wrap fathers' around their little finger, no problem. my daughter can anyway!

24 Feb, 2014

 

Sadly for my girls their dad seems to be immune to their femine charms. My dad was the same, he was very much a 'mans man'. It was easier to get his attention by being on a par with my brothers.
thats why I can strip an engine/mix concrete etc
Thankfully mum taught me sewing/cooking etc

24 Feb, 2014

 

all anne has to do is pick up the phone and say daad. a negoiating position of no is met with "you now how much i love you"
from then on it is downhill all the way

25 Feb, 2014

 

oh dear Maisiesdad but you enjoy it really dont you?
I must admit the muuum tone doesnt get the response they hope for as its normally whhhaaaat or nnnoooo. :o)

26 Feb, 2014

 

yes i do enjoy it and her

26 Feb, 2014

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