That Lloyd. He has vision and he just can’t pass up a bargain. Usually these things work in my favor, but I think that even he will admit that it causes some discomfort before that magic time actually happens.
Way back in October, he saw some sturdy outdoor benches at a surplus auction. “Those would be great for your school’s future playground,” he said. “You mean three years from now?” I asked. I pointed out that there were way, way too many benches, but he pointed out that some of them were in bad shape and you could use the extras for parts. I pointed out that you could accomplish the same thing with just two or three benches. We kept pointing things out, but eventually I got tired of it and left to go shopping.
When I returned, we were the proud owners of a bunch of benches.
Lloyd: “I only paid eight bucks!”
Lauren: *stony silence*
Lloyd: “Not apiece! For the whole bunch.”
Lauren: *lava silence* (for I was starting to soften)
I admit that it was a good deal, but there was still the problem of where to store them for three years. He said he knew a guy.
Well, he did know a guy, but after a couple of months that guy needed the benches moved offa his property. We had a plan to keep them at a friend’s farm, but she wasn’t available today, so Lloyd drove them home.
Now there are six or so benches on my back porch. God bless Harold (Strongest Man In The World) and our neighbor Mr. Durre (super nice guy and Truck Saver) as they helped Lloyd get them from the trailer to the backyard.