Thursday – A Little Personal – Chore Questions

Photo of Twiggy

“Lucy, come quick. Dad’s been at it again.”

“Coming Little One.”

Twiggy and Lucy

“Look at all that junk. Wat’s he been doing?”

“I really don’t know. We’ll have to ask.”

“What are you doing over on the other side of the yard.”

“trying to find a place to hide. That stuff looks dangerous.”

“Oh, I don’t think so. Check it out.”

“I’m going to give it a sniff over.”

“Well? What do you think?”

“Smells like work.”

“Yeah, I’m picking up the same vibe.”

“Where is Dad anyway?”

“I heard him mumble about a missing tool.”

“He’s always missing a tool. Hey. There are deer out there.”

Lucy and Twiggy. I hear you have a question about what’s going on here.”

“Not anymore. There’re deer out front. We need to run to the other gate.”

“I’m putting up anti-glare film to prevent the sun’s reflective heat from killing the grass.”

“Sure, Dad. Sounds fascinating. We gotta go. Maybe some other time.”

“We’ll get back to you, boss.”

“Yeah, thanks.”

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  2. Sounds like you and the girls have lots to occupy your time, John. I hope the film helps the grass. Have a great day, everyone 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. 😁

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  3. Heeheee. Attention spans are only so long when deer are calling.

    I loved the lined “smells like work.” Good luck with that film, John. I hope it does the trick!

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    1. Thank you, Mae.

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  4. When is the children’s book coming out, John? 😉

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    1. Hahaha. When I find an illustrator. Thanks, Jill. 😊

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  5. Ha ha! Something that smells like work is very interesting–until it’s not.

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    1. So true, Liz. 😊

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  6. They sound like normal kids – very curious until they find it involves work!! lol

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    1. Hahahaha. So true, GP.

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  7. Deer take priority. Didn’t know reflected light can hurt grass.

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    1. More later on that, Charles. 😁

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  8. “Smells like work.” Love it…and the deer trump all…

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    1. They do. These two love the deer. Thanks, Lori.

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  9. “Smells like work.” 🙂 Looks like work as well.

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    1. I think it does, Joan. 😁

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  10. Reflective screen? Only in Texas! I think Lucy I looking at the ladder balancing on a brick and thinking, “accident about to happen, let’s get outta here!”

    John, I thought the Little Giant had adjustable legs. At least balance it on the wider side 😂

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    1. It does but in order to reach the window I had to do a side position since the wider side kept me too far away.. I got a comment from The Producer on the bricks as well. 😁

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      1. ‘The Producer’? Would that be the same as the ‘Queen Bee’?

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      2. Reminds me of a rose is still a rose by any other name. Yes.

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  11. I guess you know where you are in the pecking order. I guess nothing beats the deer.

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    1. So true, Pamela. 😁

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  12. I’ve never even heard about reflective heat killing grass. Our sunsets can be brutal, so it makes sense. I love the sniff test. It seems all questions can be answered with a good sniff.

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    1. Yes a good sniff does wonders in investigative methods. More on the grass later.

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  13. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Ahhh, dads get no respect these days. But you get something better – puppy love. 💗 Great dialogue, John.

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. 😁

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  14. Nothing like deer to take their attention away from… well, anything else. Hope the film works for you. Give the girls ear scratches from me.

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    1. Thank you, Staci. Ear scratch done. 😁

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  15. Did it make the news ? Will there be film of the film at 11 ? Will the girls and the deer be in it ? It certainly would be an improvement of the news cycle. Well unless they decided to wear something filmy for the film.

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    1. It is a film festival

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  16. Smells like work…go, girls. ❤ Hope the film works, John. Xxxx

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    1. Me too. Thanks, Jane.

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  17. Someone mentioned to me yesterday that animals keep us in the moment. Work can wait. Time to enjoy some deer watching.

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    1. Animals can be a lesson to us. Thank you for the visit and comment. 😁 I like your blog title, Dogpaddlng Through Life.

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  18. Seems like a good project, John, but I hope the Producer was out there watching you on that Little Giant ladder. And I didn’t like the looks of one leg being on a brick and sideways too. I worry about Husband every time he gets on his Little Giant.. Oh, well, it wasn’t that high and you would have fallen on the grass. Then what would the girls have thought? Take care, John!

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  19. Hard to find good help these days, John. And when they mentioned that stuff “smelled like work,” I figured you’d be on your own pretty soon, ha!

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    1. Yes it is hard, Debbie. Thanks.

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  20. Mon Dieu, dear John! I see that dogs are as curious as the parrots. Twiggy & Lucy are fond of your ladder. In fact, dogs in need are the dogs indeed! I hope the little works done will really help the plants. 😁😁😁🍺🥩🍗🥡

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    1. I hope so too. I like all those emojis. 🥂🦪

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      1. 🍟🍔🍺🍺🍺 It’s afterwork bonus, dear John! 🙂

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      2. Hahahha. Here is something sweet for you. 🥂🍰

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  21. Wow. You know it’s ridiculously hot when you have to protect the grass from reflection of the sun on the windows! Who would think that would be necessary?

    And, it would appear you were a mere curiosity for a New York Minute!

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    1. There will be more to the story about the reflective heat coming, Dale. Yes there two have the attention span of a gnat.

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      1. This is so interesting to me!
        And well.. you know, priorities, John 😉

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  22. It never fails. Always missing a tool. But the deer are more interesting. 😀 These two!!

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    1. That is so true. Thank you, Jan

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  23. What a hard-working boss! *ha, ha*

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    1. Thanks, Pit.

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  24. I would have thought that would have held their interest for at least a few minutes, John. But, I guess a deer does bring a bit more spice to their day. I hope the film went up well.

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    1. Thank you , Dan. It did go up well.

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  25. It sounds like they have better things to do, John. Be careful on the ladder and in that Texas heat.

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    1. Yes. Something about an 80 year old doofis climbing on a ladder supported by bricks in 90 degree heat that requires a warning. Thank you, Diana. Here, hold my beer.😁

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      1. Ha ha. I’ll hold your beer while I hold the ladder. 😀

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  26. Hot day for outdoor chores!

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    1. It was in the morning so not so bad. 😁

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      1. That does help a bit.

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  27. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    That was cute. Deer do tend to grab the attention:)

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    1. They do. Thanks, Denise.

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  28. 😂”Smells like work”. Yep time to go! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!

    I hope the window treatment works, John!

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    1. I do too, Deborah. Thank you.

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  29. “Smells like work”. Buahahahaha!

    The girls have their priorities. You have to respect that.

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    1. I do indeed. Thanks, Marc. 😊

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  30. “Smells like work.” Kids and dogs have the same sense of smell in this regard. 🙂

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    1. Yes they do. 😊

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  31. First things first. Glad someone’s got their priorities right 🙂

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    1. Yes and too bad it is a dog. 😁

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  32. I never would have guessed that, John. I thought you were painting the trim. I hope your anti-glare film works – you need to post a picture of that so I can see what it is. In any event, it definitely smells like work!

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    1. Hahaha, Thanks, Barbara

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  33. Haha! Deer will do that to the girls every time. 🙂

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    1. Yes indeed. “Look a deer.”

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