Friday, November 18, 2011



It occurred to me -- while squishing myself into a tiny attic crawl space with several tools in hand, wearing a face mask, goggles and gloves and stuffing insulation between the floor joists (vapor barrier down, of course) that not only should I be paying somebody to do this for me - but that I need to share some important advice with my children.

Do the best you can to plan your life well. Save money when you're young. Don't squander it all on fun and dinners out and fancy cars and trips and fine shoes (well... maybe fine shoes).
That way, when you get to be the ripe ole age of 50 - you can hire people to do things like lay on their backs with a staple gun and itchy pink insulation in spaces that should only be accessed by the occasional house spider.

Excuse me while I go find my checkbook.


Maria said...

It used to drive me crazy when I was younger and the older relatives seemed to run over advice at every family gathering.

Now, I know why. It is because they knew what the hell they were talking about and we were the dumb ass kids who should have listened, but didn't.

elf said...

Yeah... I've been doing the same thing I'm putting up attic foil as well as the pink stuff.

But that's ok because I've enjoyed my dinners and trips quite a bit.

teeveezed said...

Yeah, I agree, that's why we have the lawn mowing man, weeding women, and the pool guy.