Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Ma & Pa Kettle

photo of Ma and Pa Kettle at Home,  Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride
Do you remember those old movies about Ma & Pa Kettle and their leaky roof? Well it was a rainy evening here last night and I love those types of evenings but.............. I was working and getting ready for the barn sale coming up. I had to upstairs for something and was so happy that I was getting so much done, then what a surprise I got~ my bed was soaked on one side!!. I knew I had a little problem with the roof and that it needed repaired but this is a BIG problem!. I had to go up into the loft and station rubbermaid totes all over to catch the drips, each time I thought I had them all I had to go back up because I could hear another one! Then I finally was so tired I just started taking towels and stuffing them around. Which leads me to think I am changing the name of my antiques mall to Ma & Pa Kettle Antiques!! Seems fitting huh?? But I am a Ma with no Pa. Think it would be ok if I cried now? Ok I won't cry but I sure feel like it:-( Maybe I better laugh...........as my grandmother says, this too shall pass:-)


Linda said...

I loved their old movies:). I'm so sorry about your leaky roof..hope things are back to normal soon. Linda

Nunnie's Attic said...

I feel your pain! Go ahead and cry. I'll cry with you if you don't want to do it alone. Nobody cries alone in my presence!


BittersweetPunkin said...

No....don't cry! Laugh and laugh hard! What else can you do? Crying will make you feel worse .......
"That which does not kill you makes you stronger"....LOVE the new name BTW!

FarmHouse Style said...

Oh Michelle, bless your dear sweet heart. I am sorry about the leaky roof, but if you start crying, I'm going to cry too!! I can't bear to have someone cry alone!

Hope you can get it patched up soon. Love the new name:)


~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Oh, how frustrating!
I hope it gets resolved soon!
Until then, Ma&Pa Kettle Antiques sounds good!

FarmHouse Style said...

Michelle, I tried to e-mail you, but Yahoo told me it could not deliver it:( Could be my computer, it has been giving me fits lately.

I was just responding to your question, no I don't wear contacts. The only thing I will have to do is replace all of my eye makeup. Oh, darn! I guess I'll have to go shopping:)


Rebecca said...

My grandmother said the same thing. "This too shall pass." She's been gone 12 years. I miss her.
Hang in there!

Counting Your Blessings said...

That would be a great name but for all the hoops you'd have jump through in doing a business name change. =) Whatd'ya mean your a Ma with no Pa? Didn't he "promise" to be the leaky roof fixin' guy? Maybe you should put it all in writing =) I'm sorry about your mess. And on the bed too - ugh! Yes, my great grandma used to say "a 100 years from now, nobody will know the difference". I'll bet those folks in CA would be glad to have your rain ...or your roof! Have a great weekend. Blessings... Polly

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh Michelle, So sorry about your leaky roof. And right on your bed too! When we first moved into this house we had a pipe burst in the upstairs bath. The pipe was broken so we couldn't turn the water off from there and we were running around like crazy trying to find the main water turn off. In only a couple of minutes we had water running down all three floors...tons of water. I couldn't believe it and of course it was a Friday nite and you can't call a plumber on a friday nite. Thank goodness my husband was home or I never would have found the main water turn off. Hard lesson learned. I didn't cry but I was stunned at how much water ran down the walls all the way to the basement. Hope you get your roof fixed asap. xoxo Lynn

Counting Your Blessings said...

You won! Blessings, Polly

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