Do you know how wonderful it is to have a co-conspirator who indulges my whims and fancies? Monsieur is just such a one. I, whilst appreciating Monsieur's enthusiasm, wished very much for my co-conspirator to remain up right rather than prostrate, bent into a U-shape for the rest of his days, from the Herculean effort of hauling what amounted to two metric tonnes of cast iron to the car which was parked many, many blocks away and so laughed with incredulity at the confident suggestion that transportation would be a breeze.
But Monsieur would not be gainsayed and after a certain amount of strategic negotiating on Monsieur's part, $30 exchanged hands. The owner very kindly gave us a trolley with the proviso that it was "garbage" and the wheels "don't work." He was right. After 10 steps, the plastic wheels and spokes gave up the ghost from their crushing burden and everything swayed precariously to one side, nearly crushing us as well.
So now, here it sits front and center, proudly crowned with Autumn's harvest and wreathed in the Autumnal colours that are Monsieur's favourites.
Every day, Monsieur's admiration for the grate grows and grows doubtless in part because it bears testament to man's triumph over metal. And I admit that my admiration for his heart felt enthusiasm and never ending support grows daily as well.
Jann at A Daily Cup From Mrs. Olson awarded me a Versatile Blogger Award.
Thank you so very much. I have to share 7 things about myself which are as follows:
1) I drink a cup of green tea every morning. It is a little ritual that helps me get started with my day.
2) I like learning new things.
3) I am acknowledged to be a slow eater but, when it comes to Monsieur's cooking, I can polish off my plate quite speedily.
4) I adore furbabies.
5) I am a dreamer yet have a practical side.
6) One of my best friends has been my friend since we were in Grade One.
7) I buy a newspaper once a week just for the weekly TV listings insert.
I am supposed to pass the award on to 10 other bloggers who are as follows:
All of them are wonderful blogs. Please take a peek!
I'm linking up to Southern Hospitality, A Stroll Thru Life, Coastal Charm, A Beach Cottage, Apron Thrift Girl, The Thrifty Groove, Common Ground, My Romantic Home, and French Country Cottage.