Monday, July 09, 2007

Losses And Gains.

So this weekend that horrible little machine my mom loves–the little Shop Vac–just stopped working. Just like that! Secretly I was thrilled. Then Mom went out and came home with a new box just for me. I was thrilled again!



Then Olivia (see her back there?) ruined my bliss by telling me that the box said Shop Vac on it. Not only that, but this new little machine is bigger than the last one, and you know what that means–it will be even louder! ::scowl::

And then yesterday the beloved single bell pepper that was in our garden was suddenly all yellow and black. Mom was bummed about that. And today, it was gone. Vanished! It was probably taken by whoever–or whatever–ate all the flowers. Mom says they owe us about $35 dollars for it. We're giving up on the food experiment...unless, of course, weeds become edible.

21 comments:

  1. At least the noisy thing came with a cool box! Sorry yore Mommy's pepper vanished tho.
    Purrrrrrrs,
    Sanjee, Boni Maroni, Mini, Gree and Pepi

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  2. Bad machine, cool box. Just the correct size for William.

    Bummer on the garden. Mum doesn't try to grow food.

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  3. Our beans have several noisy machines. We are most scairt of the leaf blower. The shop vac runs a close second though.

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  4. I see possibilities for mass destruction here William...hehe!

    Really sorry about the plants. Eat muffins instead? :)

    Penny (U.K.)

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  5. That's too bad about your pepper. Dad built a fence around our garden, but the deer lean over it, the squirrels jump over it and the chipmunks climb up. The only thing it keeps out is the bunnies.

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  6. sorry about the new noisy machine. that stinks. and that was a furry 'spensive pepper!!

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  7. We didn't notice Olivia back there until you pointed her out! Well don't give up on the box just because something nasty came in it! Ask you mom if you can keep it.

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  8. Dat's a nice box you has. It has lots more room den da box I'm using for da week. Don't worry bout da noisy machine. Maybe it will actually be quieter.

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  9. I hope whoever swiped your mom's bell pepper got a tummy ache from eating it.

    Ditto what everyone said about the box.

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  10. You look great in that box, it fits you really well. Sorry a noisy thing came in it though. I think that vishus deer on my site came in and ate that bell pepper of yours. It likes to eat anything, even thorns off the rose bushes.

    Casper

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  11. I try to defend everyone from da noisy machine, but it hasn't worked so far. Do you want me to try on your noisy machine?

    ~Marie

    William, we tagged you for a meme, come look-y!

    ~Donny

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  12. Bad bad machine,
    cute cute kitten in Box.

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  13. Maybe everything equals out in the end, Wm. ?

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  14. I hate vaccuum cleaners. They are devil machines.

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  15. Well that's all bittersweet, vac gone, vac back ... but at least you scored a box out of the deal.
    --Jasper

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  16. William, maybe if you're really lucky this ShopVac will stop working also. I'll send destructive thoughts its way. I don't want my momma to hear about your machine because she loves machines and we don't have one of those. Aren't boxes fun?

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  17. i'm very sorry about your pepper. we don't even try to grow foods anymore, they either die or get eaten by something. my Mom does have a nice herb garden tho with parsely, rosemary, cilantro, bay leaves and the most important, CATNIP

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  18. That box is PERFECT. Maybe you can make it into some sort of garden disguise, so you can hide out and see who's stealin your veggies!!!

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  19. Nooooooooooooooooo, not a new vacuum! You were so close to having a peaceful, fur filled house. Jeez.

    I think a vishus groundhog stole your bench, took your pepper and ate it while sitting on your bench and laughing. Maybe even with some friends. Jerky groundhog.

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