I like it! I really like it!
took his white chamber pots (dishpans, according to him, which was
factually correct, but not as much fun to chastise him about) off the
outer garage wall like I commanded. Now people driving by (all 15 of them) can't see that
eyesore from the road. Because, you know, I'm very concerned about my
public perception! Nobody wants their garage to look like this:
the place of chamber pots, Hick decorated that wall with more of his
junk. At first I was skeptical. I didn't realize that his willingness to
follow my command to remove was tied with a plan to replace. I saw his handiwork when I left for town, and I must admit,
I LIKE IT! I REALLY LIKE IT!
Did I already mention that? I'm just so shocked that Hick has done
something of which I approve. I meant to get a picture when I returned
home, but Hick was there, with SilverRedO parked in the way. He'd
already sent me a picture, though. Once I opened it on New Delly, I was a
bit disappointed. Perhaps Hick should not have stood with his phone in
the sun when he took the picture. The contrast is not up to my
standards. But here it is:
on the left side, we have a log-rolling tool. Hick's picture has cut
off the very end. Below it is a tool for driving railroad stakes. Next,
we have an old-fashioned saw. There's another one mirroring it on the
right, which you can see better. The red-ended thingy is a tool for
That big flat blade thingy is
actually a board, according to Hick. He says it is for digging holes for
planting seeds, and has a hook on the bottom end. In the middle, we
have a decorative flat-thingy arrangement, with a saw at the top. The
wooden boards are levels, according to Hick. They have a little round
thing with water inside. Like how a modern metal level works. Then a
slicer-dicer dealybobber, which Hick says is a cabbage shredder. Below
it, looking like a hot-cross bun, is a strainer. Next is a rake. I knew
that one myself! The round thingy is a damper for a stove flue, so all
the heat doesn't get out. Then that other saw, with a little cast-iron
frying pan below it, and another cornstalk cutter. On the far right is a
hames, from a horse harness.
In the foreground,
hanging from the edge of the carport roof, is a block and tackle. A
couple of them. And a more modern decorative sun thingy. The board
thingy with two nipple-looking large screws is a fence stretcher. For a
metal fence, like with that diamond pattern. The back looks just like
the front. You take the boards apart, and then screw them on a metal
fence, and hook up the chain to pull with a block and tackle to stretch
it as you're putting up the fence. A Dietz lantern. And something nailed
to the post, which Hick says are hames from a harness.
on this fence stretcher thingy. You put it on the fence in the
up-and-down direction, and hook the block and tackle to that chain, and
pull sideways. I don't know why Hick couldn't just explain this to me
without playing 140 questions. He says that is actually a small fence
stretcher, and it would take at least two of them to work right. He also
neglected to start out by saying that you do this after you already
have one end of the fence stabilized with something, like a corner pole.
He wears me out, that information-miser.
I do like the wall arrangement.
Hick might want to start a side business as an exterior decorator.