Tone Parsons

Preparing for the invasion

My wifes parents are coming.

They’re planning to be here next month and are staying for an unspecified amount of time. So… we’re trying to prepare the guest room for them.

We picked up a couple of end tables (one for each side of the bed) so they have someplace for a reading lamp and perhaps a place to store their teeth when they sleep πŸ™‚

We went to a few furnature stores looking for tables made of maple. Unfortunatly, that must be terribly unfasionable, as everything was made of oak, or was stained so dark that it woudn’t match the wood in our home. We finally settled on the type of tables that come in a box (where you assemble them with glue, nails, and these odd little cam locks). Yeah…. they’re cheesy, but at least they match everything else.
The end tables The hardware that holds it together

Assembly of these little wonders wasn’t too bad… if you read the instructions (if you don’t… prepare to be frustrated with a chance of destroying the damn thing because you attached the drawers with the wrong cam studs).
Unfortunately, one of the cam locks broke and we weren’t able to fully assemble both of them. I called the company that makes the tables today and they’re sending more parts.

Other less than exciting news: it’s raining cars here in Spokane (sorry about the google header at the top… it’s a subscription site and this is the only way to link to it).

I’ve been in that parking structure. There are several things that should stop a vehicle from going through the wall like that. There is a parking stop (the concrete thing your tires hit), a couple of 1″ steel cables that run in front of the wall, then the reinforced concrete wall itself. The woman in question must have been seriously moving to punch through all that.

Of course, falling 5 stories gives you a little time to think about what just happened. Scary!


6 Comments so far

  1. Jeanne April 10th, 2006 8:35 pm

    Thanks Tone

    You make us sound like a couple of old codgers. You had better be nice or you might wind up with a lavendar colored house with pink flamingos painted on the front. You do want to remain my favorite son in law don’t you. πŸ™‚

  2. Eve April 10th, 2006 11:45 pm

    Well I believe that you can’t go wrong with pink flamingos. Too many pink flamingos are never enough.

    Tone, you should “get flocked”


  3. Jeanne April 11th, 2006 5:09 am

    What a wonderful idea Eve,thank you. I wonder if they can be shipped in time for our visit. Hmm

  4. Zipper April 11th, 2006 5:34 am

    I have 4 of those same one’s. I used to camp with them until Julie said enough is enough(she is anti-flamingo). While on the beach at the Washington coast I set them up around my van and with-in 15 minuets I had about 200 seagulls flocked around me. We just sat there and chilled.

  5. Jeanne April 11th, 2006 9:44 am

    Just imagine, pink famingos and seagulls all over the front lawn. No need to mow the grass and hours and hours of entertainment.:)

  6. Tone Parsons April 11th, 2006 3:25 pm

    All right you kids… go get a forum!