Archive for 04/29/2009

work ethic

Posted: 04/29/2009 in life


my mom just emailed me this forward and i had to post it. LOL so cute! i don’t do politics. i don’t like to talk about it. or debate it. but i did think this was FUNNY! and it’s more about the concept of working and how i feel about this “economic crisis” we are in… 

I recently asked my friend’s little girl what she wanted to be when she grows up. 

She said she wanted to be President some day. 

Both of her parents, liberal Democrats, were standing there, so I asked 
her, ‘If you were President what would be the first thing you would do? ‘ 

She replied, ‘I’d give food and houses to all the homeless people.’ 

Her parents beamed. 

‘Wow…what a worthy goal.’ I told her, ‘ But you don’t have to wait 
until you’re President to do that. You can come over to my house and mow 
the lawn, pull weeds, and sweep my yard, and I’ll pay you $50. Then I’ll 
take you over to the grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out, and 
you can give him the $50 to use toward food and a new house.’ 

She thought that over for a few seconds, then she looked me straight in 
the eye and asked, ‘ Why doesn’t the homeless guy come over and do the 
work, and you can just pay him the $50? ‘ 

I said, ‘Welcome to the Republican Party.’ 

Her parents still aren’t speaking to me.

hole update

Posted: 04/29/2009 in house

the basement hole is draining some since steve (our dozer) dug a sort of trench where our walk out basement is. he had planned on moving all the dirt for our walk out but since he was dozing in the rain and it was SO wet he struggled, i’m sure and only was able to move as much as he could. it drained probably half of the water, in the rain on monday so him digging that trench really made a significant difference. 

eric went out last night and hand dug a trench with a shovel even deeper and more angled than what steve was able to do with the dozer. eric said the water was gushing so he’s hoping that made a significant difference. i imagine he’ll be back out there tonight doing the same. there is nothing else to do. this is so frustrating!