Thursday, April 16, 2009

A little thing I like to call....




A "Redneck Garbage Disposal"! That what I called it the other day and Erik just about wet his pants he was laughing so hard. This refers to the process of one, sweet wife/mother (that would be yours truly) stirring, stirring, and more stirring, still stirring, even as you read I'm probably stirring, while running water to flush the food down the drain.

I think it's amazing that this gorgeous house didn't come with one. Every house we have ever lived in has had one. Then I thought, maybe it's an American thing that houses come standard with. But, after some inquiry (it's not like I suggested they all live in igloos here) it seems as if most Canadian families also have one.

This is one of those things that you don't realize how much you use, until you have to go back to not having one. It took about 3 days of living in a garbage disposal deficient zone before I started complaining. That would have been November 12th, 2008. The situation was quickly rectified when inquiring minds (my mom and dad) asked what we wanted for Christmas and at the top of Erik's list read: GARBAGE DISPOSAL!!!!

Well, wouldn't you know it...he got his wish. A top of the line, no blade, guaranteed to never rust or smell up your house, gorgeous, all chrome disposal. I, of course couldn't have been more happy for him! I was so excited I told him to go ahead and clear his schedule and get that puppy installed. I will take the girls shopping and you can "play with tools".

To make a long story short, it was way to big to fit around the pipes under the sink and since then we just haven't gotten a chance to get the right one.

I rarely nag my husband, it's just not really my personality. I prefer to take the "creative motivational approach" which consisted of me telling my adoring man TONIGHT (as they mocked me and took pictures) that I am not above posting this hardship I am suffering on my blog (complete with pictures to prove) and getting many sympathetic comments and feedback from all our friends and family. You should soon be viewing pics of me by my new disposal!

4 comments:

Mom and Dad Black said...

That was so funny, Cher! Being from Arkansas...Ross and Taya may even know some cooler methods for a "Redneck garbage disposal"!
Way to improvise though honey! Keep smiling and finding the "funny side" of life!
Love you.

Ross and Taya said...

Yeah Cher, you've figured out the redneck garbage disposal, but you've still got a lot to lurn. You see, as yer scraping that fork round the drain and pourin that water in, that's what we call fixin a "wet-dinner" down here in Arkansas (you might call it soup up in Calgary).

lyndsey greenhalgh said...

Hey I do that too! But I can't say that I've ever had a garbage disposal. You make them sound mighty nice though.

The Kingsborough Queen said...

oh ross, you are so funny!! i will pass it by erik and see what he thinks...you can never have too many money saving tips! lyndsey, you must, must, must get one!