Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Boys And Their Toys

There are a few things you need to know about my husband. He is very quiet, he is very laid back, and he is a clothes-horse. I have to steer him away from Banana Republic or else face being sucked into a world of $25 dollar white T-shirts. He manages our money, pays all of the bills, and even takes care of my stuff- I haven't cashed or deposited a single check in six years! I know what you may thinking.. how can any self-respecting, twenty-first century woman allow that? Well... I work hard, make good money, and spend it how I so choose. He just puts it in the bank and takes care of all of it. He is an investor. Have you heard of the envelope system, where a popular Christian book recommends setting up envelopes as a way to save money and stay on budget? David wouldn't have any of it. Not because it is a bad idea, but because money in an envelope doesn't gather interest. Because he is in banking, we have now had for the last few years six savings accounts- yes, six! One for our future offspring (so I can afford the bedding and maternity jeans I so lust after), one for vacation, general emergencies, tires, and so forth. He is a bit obsessive with our budget,graphing it and charting it on Excel. BUT! Things are always taken care of and I couldn't tell you what we paid for water last month, so I am happy. I only tell you all of this as a lead in to what happened at our house yesterday.

Yesterday, he had the day off. I knew he would stay busy, but I was not sure what he would do. He is a senior Engineering student (Thank you God! I feel like a single woman some days!) and is anticipating graduation in May of 09. I knew something was up when I found a pack of crisp, ecru paper on the desk in the office. Yesterday, because he is SO NOT a procrastinator, he wrote up his resume and drove around town setting up interviews. I said, "Are you serious? You still have a year left of school!" His reply was that the good jobs would go to the ones who wanted them the most, and he was not leaving that to chance. That is just the kind of man David is. And I love him for it. Little did I know he was also out shopping.

When I got home, I heard him out on the upper deck, making noise again.

And just like last time, I saw this....



and had to step over this...



And came upon this...




"What is this? Where did this really big, shiny, expensive grill come from??"
David draped his arm over it, like a long lost cousin and smiled.
"Lowes," he replied.



And then he was busy, hooking up the rotisserie he HAD to have as an add on.




And just like last time, by the morning, everything was cleaned up and put away. Sort of.



Yesterday, on his day off, he spent close to a thousand dollars on a meat machine. He owes me big. I will get my revenge in shoes.
Steve Madden shoes.

27 comments:

  1. Boys shopping trips always end up way more expensive than ours!! You'll be able to get tons of Steve Madden shoes to equal that grill! Can't wait to see your purchases!

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  2. So cute! This post made me smile.

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  3. :) Sounds like my hubby!

    When can we come for some grilled yummies ha ha, You can babysit anytime :)

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  4. How funny! Make sure you make a "show revenge" post someday. We want to see your pretty new shoes! :)

    And I was wondering if the tornadoes made it down to you guys yesterday. I'm glad all is well!

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  5. You should get that Dooney & Bourke red bag you were dreaming about before Christmas!

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  6. "I will get my revenge in shoes." Hahahaha! Yes! =)

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  7. OMG Jessica, we are more and more alike! My hubby, Brian is a Financial Planner and Certified Investment Manager Analyst. He is the same way with money! I never have to do a thing for bills and such. And 21st century or not, I like it that way!

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  8. Wow! That is a really big toy!

    Just tell him that equivalent to a lot of scrap paper and ribbon. :)

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  9. I agree with Lisa... this post made me smile! What a sweet husband!! (Does he have a clone?!) But you're right...he DOES owe you big time :)

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  10. It looks like a cookout is on order! And what a view! That is so awesome.
    My husband is the same way with money.He is very into his finances and savings. I call him tightwad Tom. Lol. But one day I will REALLY appreciate that!

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  11. You will love having cookouts this spring/summer on your awesome deck! That is something we need badly - a grill.

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  12. That is a very big toy!!! And yes, you're right, it's equal to MANY pairs of shoes! We'll go ahead and plan to make a trip for the cookout! :-)

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  13. I wish my husband would buy a grill (or BBQ as we call them) like that then I don't have to do all the cooking all the time it gets me out of a job.

    Cheers
    Linda

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  14. Ohhhh...Mr. Schmitty would be drooling! Thanks for dropping by my place!

    P.S. Love the view off of your deck!

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  15. Wow, a new toy for Mr. David. I know in the future we will see yummy pictures on your blog of the food that he will be cooking. Hey at least you guys will be eating well, Ha!!!You will need to invite your parents over, ha!!!!

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  16. So cute! Boys' toys seems to be a lot more expensive though! :)I'm sure he'll be obsessing over it for the next few weeks. David got a new gun and he's been taking pictures of it. He even started his own blog and posted them!

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  17. How funny! I don't deal with the bills either. My husband is just so much better at it. Now go buy your shoes. Get busy!

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  18. For funny!!
    But I wish I didn't know how much our bills were.... what Your hun spent on a grill was about equal to what it cost to fill up our propane tank to get threw December & hopefully most of January!! So no steve madden shoes for me!!!

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  19. i get my steve madden shoes at a place called Ross dress for less. LOVE IT! Girl you are to stinking cute!

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  20. Boys' toys truly are so much more expensive then ours! I may shop more, but what I buy costs LESS. At least that's my rationale with my husband.

    I think you're definitely in good for some new shoes! You could even get some Christian Louboutins to equal the grill! :)

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  21. What a nice grill! We so need a new one. Charlie's old charcoal one just doesn't have much life left in it.

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  22. Wow-I'm impressed David went on interviews! What initiative. It's funny, I'm the one who pays the bills in our family. Have fun deciding what to buy!

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  23. linda was right! the more my husband grills, the less i have to cook. that grill will make for some great meals for you!

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  24. Boys and their toys! I hope he will love his grill so much he will do all the grilling for you this summer:-) He sounds like a wonderful husband who cherishes taking care of his family, and I'm with you, as long as money is there to spend my husband can handle all the paperwork!

    (The view from your deck is wonderful!)

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  25. i left you something on my blog!

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  26. My husband has a very similar grill from Lowes. I was a little bummed when he spent so much money on it, but boy have I reaped the benefits of it. He grills A LOT which is less cooking that I have to do. :-) Y'all are so fun!

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