Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy Supervise the Work

“Oh, oh, Little One. Looks like the General Contractor is at work again.”

“General Contractor as in Dad, Right?”

“Yeah. I wonder what he is up to today?”

“I have to hope it is nothing we need to be involved in helping.”

“I think if we follow the electrical cord, we may get an answer.”

“Look at that thing, Lucy. What is it?”

“Well, I can tell it’s a ladder. Looks like there’s a rake and more wire on it.”

“We need to check this out.”

“I think this is where I go lay down on the porch.”

“No, wait. I see what it is. He is charging the security light.”

“Why all the wire, though?”

“I think that is his longest extension cord.”

“Maybe so. By the way, how did you become such an expert?”

“Ever hear of Rube Goldberg? We have our own version.”

“Hey, boss. Nice work on the security light charging.”

“Yeah, we got a glimpse of your jerry-rigged charging station.”

“Just remember they laughed at Marconi. See you two later.”

“Lucy. What do mac and cheese have to do with jerry-rigging?”

“Beats me, Little One. Time for a nap.”

 

81 comments

  1. Ha ha! Dogs are so funny when they just have to investigate.

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    1. These tow have to get in the middle of everything. 😁

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      1. My dog does, too, although he modus operandi is to sprawl where we’re trying to work and get in our way.

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      2. The best way to get attention for sure.

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  2. Marconi. Wasn’t he the one who stuck a feather in his cap and called it something?

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    1. Yes he was the original Italian Doodle Dandy

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  3. Ingenious system there. Took me a second to realize what was going on.

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    1. The power of the rake. 😁

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  4. At first, I thought you had the leaf blower out. Until I saw the ladder. Mac and cheese. 🙂

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    1. I need to make some now. 😁

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  5. Please be careful on that ladder, John!

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    1. Already done without mishap. It is a new ladder and very strong. Thanks, Jill.

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  6. I do like those two!

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    1. Thank you , Chris.

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  7. Mac and cheese! 😂 Hope you and the girls have a lovely day, John 💕🙂

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. I hope you do as well.

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  8. Rube Goldberg and Marconi? The girls are getting quite a lesson today. Be safe! And give them belly rubs from me.

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    1. Thank you, Miss Staci. 😁 arf

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  9. There’s always something that needs to be done. I bet the girls understand that. Have a good one, John. Thanks for the Thursday smiles. 🙂

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    1. Thank you for the lovely words, Tim

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  10. Twiggy and Lucy brought smiles and a few giggles. Love those two!

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    1. Thank you, Karen. I’m so glad you like the post. 😁

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  11. And now I’m craving mac and cheese. Thanks for the giggles, John!

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    1. I could use some too. Thanks, Teri.

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  12. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Great dialogue, John, and the solution for the pups — priceless. 😄

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    1. Ha ha ha. Thank you, Gwen

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  13. So the girls did not recognize your high tech equipment for what it is ? Obviously it is an alien listening device detector. And you are preparing to upgrade your perimeter defense system so you can enjoy a decent cup of coffee on Saturday mornings. Glad you skipped the shot of the GC’s aluminum cranial shielding unit. Hope it did not scare the girls. Happy Thursday John.

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    1. I think I did scare them. Oh well, they will recover.

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  14. Heh, heh…you guys make the best ‘snoopervisors’ for the upright’s projects. They usually need it.
    Your pals,
    Norman & Elsa 🐾

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    1. Thank you, Norman and Elsa. We have found that the best way to snoopervise is to be far away. Twiggy and Lucy.

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      1. That works best, but you must be ready to be underfoot at the drop of a hat. 😉

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      2. The problem with the boss is he tends to drop tools from high places. We’ve learned to stand off until he is off the ladder then underfoot really works.

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  15. You have the best helpers ever! Hope you paid them with lots of love and cuddles (and maybe a treat or two)

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    1. They are the highest-paid fur children on the planet. Thanks for the lovely comment.

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  16. Such great helpers (inquisitors). I bet Twiggy would like macaroni (and cheese of course!) Lucy does keep her grounded. The Rube Goldberg apparatus looks dangerous!

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    1. Ha ha ha. It only looks dangerous. It worked very well.

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  17. What would we do without Lucy and Twiggy? We’d never learn of your machinations, that’s what. Seriously, what the hell were you doing and how did it work?

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    1. I had to secure the battery charging device to the camera. The only way to doit was to take up all the slack in the cord hence the rake. Worked beautifully.

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      1. Okay then… 🙂

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  18. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    They always want to know what we are doing 🙂

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    1. And the big question is, why?

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  19. John,
    I’m all the years I’ve known you, I cannot picture you on a ladder with a rake.
    Sorry

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    1. Ha ha ha. One picture is worth a thousand words.

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  20. Dad’s little helpers!!

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  21. Hi John – that’s a very clever rigging! Did you notice that the one photo looks like you have a framed picture on the outside of your house? 🙂

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    1. That window does reflect the trees quite well. Thamnks, Barbara.

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  22. So easy for our pups to supervise. Understanding what we’re doing? Or why? Not so much! Great story, John — love seeing the girls in action.

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. They are excellent supervisors for sure.

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  23. So many funny lines in here, John. Couldn’t stop laughing. 😀

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    1. I’m glad cause laughter is good for the soul.

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  24. So cute!
    And for years I did think Marconi was macaroni.
    My brain likes to have its own way.

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    1. You should let your brain have its own way Reas.

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      1. I don’t have a choice! 😵‍💫🧐

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      2. Ha ha ha. Well then good.

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  25. It’s nice to see the staff keeping up with their chores.

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    1. Yes. Laying around and being non productive is not the way to go here.

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  26. Well, I snorted at this: “What do mac and cheese have to do with jerry-rigging?” Twiggy is such an innocent 🙂

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    1. I think you will find a play on Marconi

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  27. How often does this need to be charged?

    It’s good that you have the two girls to check up on you, John.

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    1. It is supposed to last a year but for some reason this one gave out.

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  28. A Rube Goldberg special, I haven’t heard that one in a while! And hey, the kids are better than most supervisors on a job, much better.

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    1. I think so. Their heads fit into the hardhats unlike some supervisors.

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      1. Buahahaha!

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  29. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    The quality control department is there to ensure that the job gets done right.

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    1. That is true, Pete.

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  30. Such curiosity! These to never fail to entertain! I do hope you are careful up on that ladder, John. 🙂

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    1. I survived the ladder and all is well. Thanks, Jan

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  31. Love the Marconi line, and really get… “I think this is where I go lay down on the porch.” You can learn everything from a dog.

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    1. I think you are right. They are great teachers. Thanks for the visit and comment.

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      1. You got lots of them. You have quite the audience John. 🙂

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      2. Aw thanks. I appreciate every last one. Some a little more than others. 😊

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      3. Nice to be so well read.

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      4. Thanks again, Susannah. You have me blushing now.😊

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  32. A brave couple & the longest cord! – Your best assistance team for difficult jobs. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  33. Well at least the girls don’t try to chew the power cord or anything dreadful like that, John.

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    1. Yes they are good that way. Thanks, Robbie

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  34. Thank goodness the girls are on the job. Rube Goldberg…that was the best!

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