My Surprise...

Thursday, August 6, 2009

This is what the Colonel has been working on the past 2 weekends...
Can you guess what it's going to be?
He's making a potting shed...
He said I needed one.  
I wasn't too sure. 
But after watching him work so hard on this, 
I'm beginning to like the idea of having a place to keep all our garden supplies in.  
He's going to build a pull down table on this side.
I'll be able to have a place to work on instead of our table on the back porch. 
I did make quite a mess there this spring!

He's even taking off a few days next week to finish up on the project.
Thank you Colonel!  
Now get back to work!

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Enjoy your Thursday!


  1. Awww, what a sweet and thoughtful man!


  2. Morning Sunshine,
    What a nice surprise he is making
    you!! I can tell will truly love it. I used to have
    a potting bench behind my shed, it
    recently collapsed it was so old,
    and that will be a new project soon. But I really loved having it there and it made it so easy to pot things, I used a big plastic
    storage container with a scoop to
    keep my potting soil in that way
    it can be out in the weather and doesn't hurt a thing.
    It is much easier on the back for sure. Looks like it is coming along nicely. Sure nice to have
    handy hubbies isn't it!!
    Tell him he gets an A plus for being a good hubby.
    Hope you have a great day hon,
    Blessings, Nellie

  3. I love it! What a sweet Colonel!

  4. Aww, how SWEET! You got a good man, honey, and looks like you'll have a nice garden shed soon, too! :)

  5. You know, you should seriously consider renting him out for extra pocket money! The down side is you probably would not see much of him since he would be so in demand!

    Love your potting shed...what a great idea!

    blessings and hugs,


  6. Oh what a nice hubby....its great that he is handy like that. Mine is generous, but he has to purchase everything already made :)

  7. That is a wonderful surprise! I can't wait to see it all finished. Not only is your husband sweet, but he is amazingly talented. That looks like a lot of work.

  8. What a great idea he had.
    Don't we just love our hubbies and their talents.
    Can't wait to see the finished product.
    God Bless

  9. You do need a potting shed. Your hubby is awesome. He really is handy. Can't wait to see the results.


  10. Awesome. you will love it and it WILL be so nice to have all your garden tools handy. I understand about the mess. I once potted my flowers IN the screened in porch one night, ended up hosing the whole thing off with water. Lucky girl you are to have such a lovely, thoughtful and talented hubby.

  11. I am sure you will get lots of enjoyment from that--I know I would. What a sweetie the Colonel is for building one for you.

  12. That is going to be just perfect.. what a sweet thing for him to do! And, he's looking in great health, which is a blessing in itself. Enjoy that potting shed. Of course, we'll need pictures when the project's complete, pretty please w/ sugar on top? ;-) have a great day... -tammy

  13. That will be great! You can never have enough extra space!

  14. That's so nice of the Colonel. It'll be such a nice place to contain all your stuff.


  15. What a fabulous husband you have. You are a lucky girl! That will be so nice to have all your gardening stuff in one spot! Enjoy!

  16. Well, that's just about one of the sweetest things I've ever heard.

  17. The Colonel is a very handy guy to have around! That's going to be a beautiful potting shed!

  18. Congrats on your new potting shed!!!!!! Hope you have had a great summer so far!!!

    Love, Madison

  19. What a sweetie he is. Looks like it's going to be a wonderful place to go and create.

  20. Oh.... how WONDERFUL!!! :)
    You must be one happy camper!!

    Lots of Love~ Jen

  21. what a wonderful surprise for you:-) How nice to have a place for all your gardening needs, and the pull down table sounds perfect.I make messes too:-)

  22. My dear lady...I thought it was a "potty shed" at that would be a surprise and I was thinking he could just change it into a dog house, because that's what he'd be sleeping in if he built you an outhouse...but POTTING shed is so much will love it...

  23. What a great idea, and such a precious husband! Isn't our GOD Wonderful to give us such thoughtful mates!

    Enjoy. =)

  24. i'm so impressed that he thought you needed a potting shed. that is so sweet. you seem to be such a wonderful couple...very connected.

  25. That's so sweet! He sure was thinking of you and that's the best kind of gift! :)

    I'm on my way to sign up for your giveaway! I'm trying to catch up!

    Thanks for your always so sweet comments, Lois!


  26. Oh how nice!
    What a wonderful man you have~you are blessed!

  27. What a man! I can't wait to see the finished product. You will have a wonderful place to keep your pots and other gardening supplies.

  28. It will be so wonderful when it is done...and he looks happy as he's's all good!

  29. Well, now. Isn't he just the sweetest. Can't wait to see it finished.
    Hugs from Texas. Have a blessed one.

  30. Love to see a man building something for the home! How fantastic to have a potting shed. I have a potting sink...too small! Enjoy it and have a great weekend!

  31. What a wonderful surprise! You have such a great husband - a man who can surprise you with something you don't realise you need until you have it is worth hanging onto!! Have a lovely weekend Lois! Fiona x

  32. You will love this potty shed! What a great idea for hubby to do this for you!:)

    Linda C

  33. Your Colonel is so good to you! It is nice to see it being built~it looks like it will be a great potting shed for you. God bless and enjoy your weekend, Rose

  34. Hi Lois!! How's my gal doing? What a wonderful gift from the Colonel!! You are going to love it! I have a little cart that I'm going to mosaic and it is going to be a multi-purpose surface for potting and outdoor entertaining. It is a little ways down on the list though, so it probably won't get done till winter.

    Glad to see the Colonel looking so well!
    God is so good, isn't He??!!

    Hugs and love to you,

  35. silly me, i thought it was an elevator until i noticed the house was one-story :O)