Friday, March 23, 2012

Upside Down

The upside is
the farmers are in the fields.
 The downside is
they are spraying Roundup.

The upside is
my flowers have bloomed.
 The downside is
prospective buyers will
see them as weeds.

The upside is
I got (more) bantam chicks.
The downside is
I already had enough.
(check out that eyeliner)

The upside is
I got a living, breathing contractor
to call me back about the roof.

His name is Kevin.

I may ask him to leave his wife for me.

The downside is
he hasn't seen the house and
I haven't seen the estimate.

The upside is
Rylee landed her first job
as a hostess at a steakhouse.
And, other than the fact that
 she doesn't have her license yet,
there really is no downside to that.



TexWisGirl said...

good luck w/ the roof! (and the roofer - ha!) and congrats to rylee!

Dom said...

sounds like you've been keeping busy. Hoping the ups outweigh the downs.

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

Friday! I hope the estimate isn't too much of a downside!

Congrats to Rylee!

Sharon said...

Hoping the scales balance!

Oh, the baby chicks are so cute!

Yep, Friday is good, sure hope the roofer doesn't get lost on the way to your house!

Ashling said...

Congratulations on the many ups, bummer on the downs, and applause for seeing the upsides just as much as those unfortunate downs!

Ronda said...

I love that you have the herb commonly known as dandelion. I refuse to call it a weed. ;)
Everyone needs a handyman. Hopefully, Kevin can become yours. It could be less worrisome than a marital relationship!
Without Roundup, some crops would cease to exist, I'm told. What a pity!
Now, because of your recent post, I dreamed of snakes in my bathroom, that sacred place of peace and quiet! I hope your feelings of heebie-jeebies can take rest.
Good luck with your daughter's job!

Ronda said...

And the chicks~adorable!!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I daresay you have more ups than downs! Congrats to Rylee - I hope she enjoys it.

dr momi said...

Love that your flowers have bloomed :-)

Deb said...

congrats to your daughter...there are always two ways to look at things...I like the way you handled it all...

Jill said...

My heart goes out to you on finding a roofer/handyman. It's always a struggle, isn't it?

Congrats to Rylee! How exciting!

Clint said...

Excellent. The upside is it's Friday. The downside is I'm retired and it doesn't matter much. Ha.

Reena Walkling said...

good luck with the roofer and great news for Rylee!

Jocelyn said...

Congrats to your daughter. Hooray!

Good luck with the roofer. I cross my fingers that it won't be an insane number.

And you can never have enough chickens. You just can't.

Chai Chai said... can be useful to have around....

Do you like the bantam eggs? The size difference seems to be significant.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Forget the eyeliner-lovin' that fuzzy butt! I so hope someone falls in love with the house soon, I know it would make things so much easier! ...and if your contractor has a brother, send him east! Happy Weekend:@)

Randy said...

That little chick is just to adorable.

rkbsnana said...

Are you sure the roofer has a wife?
But your chickies are so cute. Can you have too many?

Snooks said...

Aww the peeps are so cute. Is there ever too many?
Yay for Riley on the job. That's great!

@ 3Beeze Homestead

Snooks said...

OOps sorry Rylee I didn't mean to spell your name wrong.

@3Beeze Homestead

Charlotte said...

Good luck with the roof. I love the chick. I am getting 5 chicks in the mail Monday and I think I will stop by the feed store or Tractor Supply to see if I can get a couple of ducklings. Your blog on the goose really go me to wanting a couple of ducks. Can ducks eat chick food? I'd better google that.
Hope you have a great weekend.

Candy C. said...

Congrats to your daughter on her new job! I hope Kevin comes through for the roof repairs and that it isn't too cost prohibitive. Love your flowers in bloom! :)

Chatty Crone said...

Good luck with the roof and the $$. sandie

GardenofDaisies said...

Life is a roller coaster, isn't it? Your little chicks are adorable! And it just so happens that i love dandelions! :-)

Joe said...

Good luck with the roof. I'm lucky to have about every type of contractor as a friend so I generally have no trouble getting help. They also like that I'll generally drop everything and help them when they have a electrical problem.

Annette said...

Yay for Rylee's first job! Camille doesn't have her license or a job yet so Rylee's ahead of us.
I was thinking that you might enjoy some of the recent posts I've done on my other blog since they are of a personal nature. I'm participating in a prompt series from Scintilla and the questions are, well, personal history sorts of subjects. I'm using my less public blog for the exercise;

Nancy Claeys said...

You are such a cutie. ;)