Tuesday, January 8, 2008

No, Not Looking for Santa Claus...

My sweet husband heard that our neighbor's damper had fallen out of their chimney and down into their fireplace. He knows how much they enjoy their fireplace in the winter, so he went over to look at the damage and repeated a phrase that we in the family know well: "no problem" to fix it! The work took a couple of days with only a few bumps along the way and my husband was heard to utter another well know phrase around here: "these things take time!" After cutting new pieces of metal, numerous trips to the hardware store, visits with a neighbor known for his welding skills, lots of muttering, and some advice from the women watching and taking pictures, my husband is happy to report that the damper is now back in the proper place and working as well as it did before. It's a good thing, too, because it is getting chilly out there this evening! I am proud of my sweet husband who uses his talents and skills to help those around us!


  1. How sweet! I think I've heard those phrases a few times around here:)

  2. My car and I have been recipients of your husband's good deeds on many occasions. Among familiar phrases I've heard him utter: "Just hide and watch!" and "If it's not one thing, it's five thousand. Guess you know, I think you've got a winner...so does he have a winner of a wife

  3. What a good neighbor! I know from experiencing some neighborly help from your progeny that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.