Tuesday, March 07, 2006

A room with a view

We are having a screen room put onto the back of our house. The workers have been out a few times to do some prep work, taking measurements, pouring concrete, more measurements, things like that. My usual experience with contractors has always been negative but this company keeps showing up, out of the blue, to make sure things are proceeding smoothly.

Our bedroom is off the back of the house as well and we have a floor to ceiling window that overlooks the back yard, which the previous owners of the house had done an excellent job with the landscape. Lauren made a Roman blind for the window, which we open every morning to let in the natural light. Our back yard is fairly private so we are not too concerned about our neighbors seeing us. Lauren and I plan to build a slate stone patio off of the bedroom once the screen room is done. I am not a big fan of having the patio or the screen room eat into our yard, but so far it looks good.

This past Saturday I was in the back yard cleaning away some of the debris left behind from pruning the bushes that were close to the future screen room area. Maxfield was dying to come outside and help so instead of allowing him to play in the thorns, I decided to take him to the park. His Godmother Bridget sent him very cool trucks that are perfect for the park’s sandbox.

We played for an hour or so, both of us, digging and dumping sand all over each other and by the time we were finished we were covered head to toe with sand. I decided it would be easier to take Max into the shower off our bedroom with me and use the handheld showerhead to remove the sand from him. Lauren agreed that would be the best way to clean him off and she left the bedroom. When we were done with the shower, I did my best to dry him off in the bathroom before taking him upstairs to change him. It is difficult to dry oneself off while also trying to dry off a 2 year old. I called for Lauren to assist me but she did not hear me. “She must be upstairs.” I thought. I figured Max could stay naked for a few minutes while I got dressed then I would take him upstairs.

I folded our towels and I left the bathroom, holding Max’s hand so he would not fall on the slippery floor. We slowly made our way across the bedroom to my closet so I could get dressed. Lauren walked into the bedroom as Max and I were standing there naked looking for underwear.

“Bill, What are you doing?”

“I am getting dressed. I called for you but you didn’t hear me.”
“Bill?”

“What?”

She started snickering, “Don’t you care about the guys in our backyard?”

I turned towards the window. Sure enough there were three workers standing in my backyard cleaning up the concrete. I am standing there, bare ass naked. I quickly put on a pair of shorts and asked Lauren why didn’t she tell me they were there while I was IN the shower.

She was too busy laughing to come up with an answer. The worst part, seriously, was not the fact that a bunch of workers saw me parading around in my bedroom buck naked, it was the fact that I did not have my hair combed. I am very vain about my hair.

28 comments:

TBG said...

That is hysterical! I am sure the workers were dying of laughter as well!

KristieD said...

Sounds like my boyfriend. He could care less about being naked, but he is concerned with whether his hair looks alright. too funnY!!

LotionBarBunny said...

Were any of them making eyes at you?

SoozieQ said...

OMG! You're a young version of the Hubs. He has perfect hair all.the.time. and would be horrified if anyone saw one strand out of place. His naked ass? Not so horrified if anyone saw that. Too funny.

Yah did any of them whistle or wiggle their eye brows at you? ;-)

ieatcrayonz said...

So your house was like one big high school locker room for a few minutes? I would have paid to see Lauren crack you in the arse with a wet towel.

bbsgirl said...

Too funny!! Atleast it was you buck naked and not your wife!!! And the hair comment is still cracking me up.

No_Newz said...

Hahahahaha! Did any of the guys ask if you wanted to go see Brokeback Mountain? :P Or ask, "How you doin'?" or start singing Blue Moon, or offer to wash that man right outta your hair? Okay, I'll stop. I'm sure your hair was perfect in a messy Ryan Seacrest kind of way.
Lois Lane

Circus Kelli said...

LOL... too funny!

Did the workers come back after that?

Lauren said...

still laughing...


seriously, Bill, can't you just grow your hair like McDreamy, just once?

Tammy said...

You men and your hair!

I bet the workers were laughing their asses off! :)

kalki said...

LOL.

You may now notice a decline in the number of times the contractors show up out of the blue. Just a hunch.

Anonymous said...

Well, guess those contractors aren't going to be coming by anymore... Unless they think you whole family is into parading around the house naked.. then they may be there often....

but hey, at your expense, great story... Oh and I hate when I don't comb my hair too ....

-somehow related-

jennifer starfall said...

hahahaha! naked! hair! pwah!

T. said...

hee hee. Just think, you gave the nice men something to talk about over coffee. You were just being considerate.

Anonymous said...

How did the hair on your ass look?

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Stacie said...

hilarious! absolutely hilarious! Stacie

kimmyk said...

LMAO!
I sat here with my hand over my mouth...ahhhhh she gotcha again!

Maybe they'll give ya a discount *wink*

SuzanH said...

Lovely. Maybe next time you could wear a shower cap to keep your hair in place.

The Kept Woman said...

Too bad you didn't get pics...you could have used them for HNT.

Kami said...

Ohhhhhh NO!!!!!!

I wonder if we'll see you on the web soon.

Football Widow said...

That's too funny. Who knew you cared more about your hair than flashing some workers? I love it.

Anonymous said...

Lauren sure does have her hands full trying to keep you out of trouble. Man, I don't envy that job. :)

If you were my hub (who drives my car with a rainbow apple sticker on it), you'd be used to extra winks by now.

Oh, and I'll mark you down as an exhibitionist as per last week's TMI. You may not play, but eventually we'll get it all out of ya. Hee...

Liz

(who doesn't know her password so when on the laptop, will be anonymous... no comments please.)

KTP said...

Hi. I don't have time to actually read your blog right now but I wanted to say I love your blog name and your masthead. Hilarious. I will be back.

Anonymous said...

Now you can add exhibitionist to your resume

mrtl said...

Naked men are pretty funny. Did the workers mrow at you?

Mainline Mom said...

Oh that is funny. Your hair, OMG. I don't have any window coverings in our bedroom, but it's on the second floor and nobody looks directly in. I often wonder who can see what.

Susie said...

And they are SO still talking about your hair.