An Oldie BUT a Goodie!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

I posted this last year.
But thought it was good so I'm repeating it!

The Colonel has been home for the past few days and has decided 
that he does not want to come home to this anymore...


It's a little hard to see, but in that picture is our porch swing along 
with the rest of our porch furniture after the wind blew
 things off the back porch last summer. 
This happens quite a lot, usually just the swing and the chairs.

We've had this swing for many years...and I love it!


HOWEVER, the Colonel threatened to get rid of it a few weeks ago 
when he AGAIN had to pick it up off the grass and put it together.

So what's a hubby to do when his wife loves the swing but 
he is tired of putting it together after the wind blows it off the porch 
again and again and again...


...he pays a visit to the local lumber yard, gets out his miter saw
and sets everything up on the back porch...


...and puts together a new frame for his wife's beloved swing...

Now this swing will NEVER blow off the porch again and the Colonel won't ever have to come home again and pick the swing up off the grass and put it back together!

As you can see, I love my swing! 
One of my favorite places to sit!

Thank you Colonel!

28 comments :

  1. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful creation.The location too sounds great.All the very best.

    lol:)
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  2. Wow, that was so nice of him..and he did a great job! Maybe he can teach my hubby to make one too.

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  3. Well, that was a brilliant idea! Ours keeps blowing off the patio, too...I need someone to build me a frame like that. :-)
    Karen

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  4. What a loving hubby (and what a nice job he did!). How nice that you can now enjoy many more wonderful moments on your beloved swing.

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  5. Great solution! Now you can enjoy it without the worry!

    Blessings,
    Mandy

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  6. WE SURE HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH GREAT GUYS HAVEN'T WE?!

    BIG HUGS FROM MAINE

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  7. Oh, you had me worried. He did a great job!!! What a handyman.

    Cynthia

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  8. What a sweet hubby.... I love my swing too. Just something about them that can put your mine at ease. I dont go there often enough... this post just made me want to pick up a good book and have a swing. Thank you~

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  9. Wow! I love to swing on a porch. Enjoy this on the great spring days that are coming.

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  10. Awwww...now that it is a sweet hubby!!

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  11. What an amazing husband you have there Lois, but then you know that already! It is always so lovely to read someone singing their spouse's praises! Tell the Colonel we think he's pretty great too! Hope you have been having a good week Lois and the pain is staying away.

    Fiona x

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  12. Oh, that looks like a great way to sit away the hours!

    Jane

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  13. I am so glad you have your swing back, and can get to "Justa swingin'!!"

    I have a honey do list that hubby will start to tackle soon!! There's been way too much going on to get anything done here lately...including visiting my bloggy friends!! I've missed ya, girl!!

    Hope your Friday is awesome!!
    Blessings and hugs,
    Becky

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  14. What a gift of love!!! It is wonderful! Looks like spring has sprung in your area of the world. Enjoy swinging!!

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  15. Gosh he's a handy hubby isn't he? That new frame looks great.

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  16. Lois,
    How lovely.... your husband did a wonderful job on it!!! I just love swings, hammocks, rocking chairs you name it. ;) I'm sure you will spend many happy hours upon it.... Thank you for sharing in sweet words and pictures!! Oh and what a BEAUTIFUL shot of you and your husband.... you both look so happy and delighted! ;) Hope you have a marvelous weekend.

    Many Blessings~ Jen

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  17. aww..that is such a sweet thing.

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  18. Beautiful!! Mine is making me a beautiful swing similar to that, made out of teak..I'm so excited for this summer to sit on it ....

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  19. I love a porch swing! It is getting warm enough to enjoy your morning coffee out there! What a good husband you have!

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  20. You two make an adorable couple!

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  21. I to love to sit and swing. Looking at a wood swing on Friday. I really hope to order it. This will be so much nicer for you & glad to see the Colonel is home to share time with his family. Enjoy sitting in your swing this summer.

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  22. I would love to swing or rock too! That was so great of your hubby to do that. Maybe my hubby will have time to build something like that after he retires:)

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  23. Love to swing, and how sweet of the Colonel to do this.As I keep saying Lois we have got some keeper here, Think of you so often.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  24. That was so sweet of him! I've wanted one of those swings - I saw one a few weeks ago at Lowe's where the back part can flip down and it becomes a swinging bed!

    Manuela

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  25. Very sweet! Enjoy that swing!

    Jane

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  26. What a sweet Colonel....and a fantastic swing! My hubbie is a man of motion - has to be rocking or swinging all the time...and would be in Heaven with something like that on our patio! We do have chairs that rock:)

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  27. Oh, Sunshine! He did a great job for his little sweetie! I am so glad he's home for an R & R! However, just a side note, he'd have to anchor it to the concrete with bolts if you lived in Oklahoma. Our wind can be so strong at times, and don't even get me started on tornadoes!

    Liz

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  28. How nice that you can now enjoy many more wonderful moments on your beloved swing.
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