Tuesday, January 27, 2009

"Don't Get All Chick On Me."

Those are Beau's famous words every time I have to help him move some sort of large piece of furniture (up the stairs with me being on the bottom end) or appliance or do some other manly thing that I don't want to do. If I even utter a sound or sigh, he gives me the look and I know the phrase is soon to follow.

Here he is about to make that statement (after I was informed I had to help him move the refrigerator from the kitchen to the garage).
Not just any refrigerator ... a FULL refrigerator. Beau tapes it shut so all our food doesn't come flying out.
Beau then measures (after the refrigerator is unplugged and waiting to be moved) the doorway from the kitchen to the rest of the house and realizes it is not going to fit that way. Plan B is to move it through the French doors which lead to our small patio. 

Problem emerged. The dang thing wouldn't fit through the gate. We stood there a while trying to figure out how we were going to get this sucker out. Beau ended up taking the gate off and we shimmied it through. This was a major tight squeeze. I think we scratched it up a bit.
So, now, we had to push and pull the refrigerator through our yard to the front gate ...
and then the most embarrassing part ... down the street to get to our garage (we have a weird house layout ... don't ask). K Belle snapped this as we were pushing it on the street. The shame.
The Good News ... New refrigerator here tomorrow between 11 and 1 p.m. There will be rejoicing!

(Random thought here ... refrigerator has no "d," but fridge does. That's stupid.)

24 Comments:

Jeanette said...

If we have one more issue with our fridge, my hubby will come home and find a new lawn ornament. Won't the homeowners association love that! Hope you enjoy your new appliance :}

sara said...

love those pictures!!! I once pushed an old fridge down the street 3 blocks in the middle of the night to leave on the front yard of our friend turning 40!!!

but one thing, you will LOVE not only have your new fridge, but having the one in the garage!!!!!

Julie @ blessedwithfive said...

Thankfully you both were stealth under cover of night fall!

thedomesticfringe said...

LOL! You could turned it on it's side and left it in the front yard as a planter...I've seen it done.

Just kidding. I don't recommend fridge planters. Enjoy your new one!! I know you will.

FringeMan always mistakes me for a moving man too. Why he thinks I can lift 200 lbs. is beyond me.
-FringeGirl

The Hat Chick said...

You can't live in the South and not have pushed some appliance through your front yard. Relish your authenticity.

RachelQ said...

That is too funny!!! I love the photos.. it makes the story come alive!! I told DrJ that if we ever build a house we are putting in 3 ft doors!!!

We had to take down door frames to get our washer and dryer in this house

Sara@I.Sass said...

This was funny! I DO pull the chick card everytime. I'm sorry this body just wasn't meant for hard labor. ANY hard labor. I labored 2 hours with my second child and was ready to rip throats. I'm as chick as they get when it comes to moving heavy stuff. I try not to carry full laundry backets up the stairs!
I think I have a better definition then chick...I think what I'm talking about is called WIMP! ;)

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

HA...moving the fridge down the street...sounds like something people in tiny town would do. :)

SO excited for you and your new fridge!!

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

I love the "Don't get all chick on me" look. Phrases such as that one tend to come out more when the tears come out here at our house. :)

Rachel said...

Beau looks like such a good sport when it comes to blog pics! :)

And you know, you might have crossed into redneck territory having a refrigerator in your yard and pushing it down the street!

(Just kidding!)

Love ya!

Cassandra @ Tripping Around The Sun said...

When I help hubby with such tasks, I always tell him, "That's why you should be glad you married a gal that's southern bred and cornbread fed!" haha

RR Mama said...

Classic pictures! Have fun with the new fridge. I sure hope Beau doesn't have to bring it into the house!

Bonnie said...

Hilarious!! I am still laughing!! And any time today I need a little levity I am going to think about this. Hoooboy.

OK - I'm good now.

Congrats on your new fridge.

Kim said...

that is too funny.
I am no woosy girl, by any means, but i would have told him to get another guy over, I don't need to throw out my back ;)
But only b/c i know my limits and a honking fridge is right there lol

on the other hand dh loves to joke that he married a woman who could pull the plow if the horses dropped dead ;)

Mama2hre said...

I love this post! Thank you for getting past the embarassment and posting the pics. I needed a laugh! That was perfect! :)

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Girl you had me on your title! I was rolling before I ever clicked from my reader! That first pic...oh it's priceless.

Tami said...

Hilarious! That sounds like something Jim and I would do. My children wouldn't think to take a pic.

Aspiemom said...

Thanks for the laugh! I love the pictures and knowing you had to push it down the street. That is SO funny!

I bet you are SOOOO excited to get your new fridge!!!! And you won't have to use your own muscle, either.

I never had to help with that stuff. My step-daughter was always super strong so she helped dh and now my son is big and strong. It's a good things because I have no muscle!

fransmomma said...

that 'd' thing always has confused me. i'm glad i'm not the only one who's noticed. hooray for a new fridge!!

TCKK said...

That is hilarious. Just a thought...will the new fridge fit through the door? lol

Autumn said...

If we needed help with a "chic" thing, we would call a girlfriend. When our wonderful hubbies need assistance with large pieces of furniture, they use us. Then fuss because we aren't doing it the right way! Well, guys... we are doing things the right way... the girl way! Silly husbands!

Tammy said...

That first photo I believe sums up the whole moving the fridge experience. Priceless. You might wanna drag that out some other time. :-)

~ Straight Shooter ~ said...

I am feeling the kindred spirit Sister. Moving things through the street. Embarrassing moments in front of the neighbors. Having to come out of hiding and be He-Women for out MEN when the chips are down...
I am impressed. Very impressed with the FULL fridge (with a d) move!

Shelley said...

Daphne, I was thinking about you and read a lot of your blog tonight. I just had to comment on this one....the fridge with a "d" vs. refrigerator part just made me bust out laughing. :) <3 you are awesome and happy belated birthday.