Thursday, April 28, 2011

Labor of Love

I am so not a girly girl so jewelry, fancy dinners, and whatever else girls like is not something I want as a gift.  The hubby learned quickly that the greatest gift he can give is unsolicited labor.  For example, he once had his parents come over while I was out of town and together they painted our living room. Awesome! Another time, he filled my freezers with chicken backs... seriously, what girl wouldn't love that?

A few months ago, a friend gave me an aluminum A-frame.  The skins (the surface attached to the frame) had to be replaced.  A few Sundays ago, Stephen and I began the process of attaching the new skins to the frame which had been taken apart and was laying flat on the ground.  We only had an hour so we finished up having attached one skin to one side at the four corners.  A few days later, I returned to my agility field to resume work and discovered that Stephen had snuck back to the field and finished attaching the skins.  I love such surprises and was thrilled to see it done.  As I looked over the work, I discovered that one of the skins had been attached upside down.  Whoops!  My agility readers will understand from the photo above, but for everyone else the yellow contact zone should be at the bottom.

I have decided I am just going to leave it as is as it will always remind me of Stephen when I see it.  Thanks, Snookums! It was a very sweet and appreciated effort.

10 comments:

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

All I can say is well done both of you:)

jet said...

I like the idea of unsolicited acts of labor... definately could do more of that kind of thing around here... ;)

Apex Agility Greyhounds said...

I just love unsolicited thoughts... labour, little gifts for no reason, candy. So sweet that he finished the A-frame for you. Good thing dogs are colour blind!

gyeong said...

Didn't notice the backwardness till you mentioned it. It's like one of those 'what's wrong with this picture' games.

Amy / Layla the Malamute said...

Awww!! I love it! What an awesome surprise.

I like how you're leaving it as a reminder. That's so sweet!

Sandy ~~~ said...

Good, cheap, sweet help is so hard to come by these days. Yellow-schmellow....kinda looks like blue, eh?

Muttsandaklutz said...

Ha!! That's awesome! :)

4-legged Wiums said...

what an awesome husband :) :)

houndstooth said...

Aww! He's a keeper! Although I'm sure you already knew that for a variety of reasons! :)

Hiking Hounds said...

Wow, what a great guy! I think I would leave it too.