March’s Dead Rubber Post – Part Uno

"Dead Rubber" means boring. I didn't like those pictures, so I chose the Dead Rubber Duck instead.

This month’s not-so-hot post will be one of updates.  And, I found a clever way to make my monthly Dead Rubber Post extend over two days – by making it a two-parter.  If you are not a Loyal Reader, most of this post will not make sense.  Actually, that pretty much happens daily whether you are Loyal or not.  So, if it bothers you that I don’t make sense, you may not want to return two days from now when I actually will go back to putting effort into my writing.  That’s when things truly get complicated.

Our Floor – We are on track to get our beautiful stained concrete flooring installed by professionals next week.  In the meantime, Cap’n Firepants is doing his best to completely destroy the house before the contractors arrive.  He likes to save them the trouble of wreaking havoc on our lives.  The Cap’n decided that he was perfectly capable of removing the tile from our kitchen, and we have the lovely grouted surface and fine covering of decimated tile dust all over the Great Area to prove it.  He’s not done; he has 3 more days to finish before the contractor Head Guy comes to inspect his work.  Wonderbutt has been observing this wanton destruction of the portions he was unable to damage despite his best efforts, and I am pretty certain he is taking notes on how to use Cap’n Firepants’ tools.

The Third Dog Controversy – I don’t think this is going to happen.  I kind of suggested it as a joke, and Dimples did not find that joke amusing.  Since she already pinpoints Wonderbutt as the source of all of her problems, I really don’t want to add to her roster of blame-worthy family members.

Siriusly? – I decided to try out the thoughtful gift the Cap’n gave me for Valentine’s Day, since I asked for it, and all.  He installed it so that you can barely see the cords.  I love listening to it.  And I am biting my tongue about the whopping lopsided piece of velcro he used to affix it to the car.

Wonderbutt’s Great Escape – The Cap’n, at my behest, installed cable ties at the top of each rebar post.  So far, Wonderbutt has not made any noticeable attempts to break out again.  This may change later this week, as we are going to be very busy, and he is 99% guaranteed to be seeking our attention through Nefarious Means.

For once, I actually have lots2say.  I just have little time to say it.  Apparently, every entity in the universe conspired to schedule activities for the afternoons and evenings this week (right before Spring Break) for Dimples.  So, I will give you another dose of updates tomorrow if I survive my daughter’s many Very Important Events.


Posted on March 6, 2012, in Cap'n Firepants, Dimples, Dogs, Family, Humor, Wonderbutt and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Love it all. Well, maybe not the Velcro…anyway, good luck with the chaos and I will be watching for updates.

  2. I wonder what Wonderbutt will do with a stained concrete floor. He’s so inventive I’m sure he’ll figure out something.

  3. This rubber looks pretty alive to me.

  4. It’s eerie how Capt Firepants and my hubby are both destroying flooring this week. You are so lucky that contractors will be there soon! Hubby is going to finish scraping off old vinyl and glue for another week, then tile the floor himself. I have no idea how long that will take. I may have to blog about this….

  5. Not boring at all. Oh no, I might have to go straighten out that velcro. It’s bothering me just thinking about it. I hope the destroyed flooring becomes pretty flooring pretty quick.

  6. It’s not a dead rubber post!! I am glad you are trying out the radio, I was feeling really bad for Cap’n.

  7. This is a great post. You had lots to say and you said it all well! Ah yes, destroying the house.. I do that too. But, when it is done it is all okay…. at least it feels that way until we remember what it was like until it was done.. LOL

    Keep up the great posting!

    Your friends,
    The Collies and Chuck 🙂

  8. We all need closure and you have helped us out. You’re never boring.

  9. Just now catching up and reading all your March posts…traveling & working have kept me away from some of the things I enjoy most…like your blog. I have been sitting at my desk just laughing and laughing. I can’t thank you enough for sharing your life with all of us.

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