Sunday, May 4, 2008

Allergies from H-E-double lacrosse sticks

I have great news! I can't stop sneezing! Ahhhhhhhhhh.

I usually enjoy a good 'SCAT' (that's what I say after I sneeze, ask me about it later) but today it's a little ridiculous. I'm thankful that they now sell Zyrtec over the counter!

My allergies all started with a ping pong table. That's right, a ping pong table. I'll try to give you the short version.

Mark went to Dallas this weekend to play lacrosse but I had to stay in Austin. So my friend, Stephanie, had a great idea! Mark has been wanting a ping pong table so she suggests we find a truck, buy one and have it put together as a surprise for Mark when he gets home.

Here was the plan:
  1. Locate a truck (about 15 minutes)
  2. Head to Academy to purchase the table (30-45 minutes)
  3. Bring it to my house (15 minutes)
  4. Unload and put it together (about 1 hour)
  5. Play some pong (maybe another hour)
  6. Mark returns home to his nice surprise
Here's what happened (minus a few details):
  1. Locate the truck (about a day and a half)
  2. Head to Academy to purchase the table (30-45 minutes)
  3. Bring it to my house and purchase a sandwich from Delaware Sub Shop (30 minutes)
  4. Realize we can't lift the box the ping pong table came in and call friends for help
  5. Neighbor overhears and offers to get her husband to come help (about 20-30 minutes for steps 4 and 5)
  6. Begin putting the table together, only to realize that the instructions are of absolute 'no use'
  7. Stephanie and I curse the justifiably, presumed men that wrote the directions while putting together the table (3 hours)
  8. Stephanie has to leave to help her mom
  9. Finish putting the legs (that's right, I'm only that far) on the table (2-3 more hours)
  10. Mark arrives home to a half-complete, upside down ping pong table
  11. Mark helps with completion to reveal the final product! (1 hour)
So ladies and gentlemen, after about 6.5 hours, WE HAVE A PING PONG TABLE!

Back to the allergies. All of this was done in the front yard while sitting in the grass...not the best idea but it's over now.

Here's a picture of my tired baby. He is definitely worth the trouble of sneezing fits and blistered hands.

FYI: They won their game on Saturday but lost the one today. Mark blocked a goal in the first game to send them into overtime for a win!\

1 comment:

  1. That's my girl...take the initiative. Tell Stephanie to "man up" and finish the job she starts. lol Hope your "scatting" is better. By the way, what is Mark holding in the photo?


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