August 2008

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I Love My Wife Marilyn

Posted by on 01 Aug 2008 | Tagged as: General, Sentimental, The DEERz


I got all teary eyed reading this stuff.

I just got done bragging about My Wife Marilyn’s ability to see and remodel to make a house something special, and I’m just losing it.

You see, this site is dedicated to the love of my life, and sometimes you just gotta cry cuz you love someone so much.

A couple of our friends came out on a motorbike this week to give us an estimate for some work on the living room.  They like the bike thing, although the wife doesn’t like riding on gravel so she got on at the bottom of the hill when they left.

What’s that got to do with My Gorgeous Wife Marilyn? (who you wouldn’t catch on a motorcycle to save her soul, although you might find her driving a tank if she could find someone to let her)

Well, I’ll tell you.

You see, the night before our friends came out, another couple, a little older than Marilyn and I, were riding down the road not more than three miles from here when a deer jumped in front of them and caused them to to crash terribly.  In an instant the husband and wife were torn apart never again to know the joy of her arms hugging him as they go down the road on some beautiful cool summer evening.

You see, she’s gone.

Those of you who know us, know that we are people of faith.  If you aren’t then you need to be, because letting Jesus guide you in life makes life into what it was always meant to be.

My sadness, my melancholy, my tears are not from fear of old age, or even of death.  Our Lord has taken away death’s sting, and I know in Whom I have believed!  Marilyn does too! I hope that you do as well.

But you see, it’s been a rather rough year or two or 10.  You know how it goes, you’re always so busy trying to get through, help others, balance work and home.

We have our moments together and they are blessed, but we have so many apart.

I really can’t tell you in words how she still makes me feel when I see her across the room.  Her spell melts away the years and the cares and the worries and my most desperate desire is to keep the deer from jumping in front of her, literally or figuratively.

There is nothing that gives me joy like when she is joyful.

There is nothing that makes me sadder than to see her sad.

When the world is not right I hate that I cannot fix it.

If I could I would give her everything she desired.

As it is, I know that she would tell me that it really doesn’t matter.

Save for my Lord Jesus, Marilyn is my everything and I will ever cherish her.

I love My Wife Marilyn!



Tear Down Those Walls!

Posted by on 01 Aug 2008 | Tagged as: General, Remodelling

It’s the end of July and I’ve been gimping around for the last three weeks because of the foot that I probably broke falling off the ladder.

What does that have to do with my lovely wife Marilyn, you might ask.

Well it has a lot to do with her.

You see among Marilyn’s many talents (and things that bring her joy) remodeling is a big one.  I still remember the first time I came home from work to our little townhouse in Brooklyn Maryland and discovered that the wall separating the washer and dryer from a little utility room had been demolished.  There was my lovely wife, a look of satisfaction and intensity that (I’m afraid to say) I cannot bring to the same pique. 😉

I like to be handy, and that helps.  Truth be known I get worn out from working SOOO hard but I do have my moments and can “get ‘er done” with the best of ’em, especially when doing something that brings joy to my wife is involved.  Thus, in our almost 27 years of marriage we have torn down, put up, laid, removed and otherwise hung, taped, floated, toe-nailed, and (if you’ll take it in the correct vein) screwed just about anything that those things can be done to 😉

Our last big project was tearing down the wall between the kitchen and the living room and laying a floating wood laminate floor on the main level.  I knew something was up though, as the weather got nicer and Marilyn kept insisting that we get a storage space for the stuff in the garage.  Her motivation was not to be able to finally park in that single attached space though.

No, her motivation was to create!

So about the end of June, beginning of July we tore all the sheet rock and insulation out of the garage and have proceeded to hang four 4×4 sliding windows, an entry door and a 6 foot double French door.  We have also got the siding on the east wall back up and a very nice sub-floor in.  It’s been great fun, and now that we’re roughed in we just need to get the siding on and we can take our time crafting our new living room (oh and tearing down the wall where the house ended and the garage began).

We’re getting a little older though, and we’ve taken it easy this week (we needed the break).

I know Marilyn is getting restless though, and we really need to get finished.  I’m sure we’ll be back at it this weekend.

Marilyn just sees these things in her mind and knows what will look good.  She’s never wrong and I just love being a part of it.  I hope she reads this so she can truly know that it doesn’t “bug” me and I don’t “hate” it.  I love being a part of what makes my wife happy, that’s what it’s all about isn’t it?

Now where did I put that cordless drill?