I’ve been married to Mr. Social Media for almost twelve years but I’ve been in love with him for almost twenty. T w e n t y. Okay, eighteen and a half. But still – it’s a long time that we’ve been knowing each other. Did I ever tell you that we actually grew up in the same rural NY county? That, though he is four years older than me and we never met until we were adults, we went to the same pediatrician, the same single screen movie theatre, the same grocery stores, even the same annual county fair? He’s a good guy. I mean, I could give so many examples of his generosity and winning personality. Last weekend our 7 year old had her very first sleepover (at our house) and he got up in the morning and took those two little girls out for french toast. Just the three of them – the big man and the little gigglers. Know what else? He drove my car (because it had the requisite boosters already in it) and he went out of his way to fill my gas tank on the way home. And wash my windows. You’re starting to get the picture, right?
Well in all these years I’m not sure I’ve ever been as impressed as I was this week when he came home with these in the back of his truck.
I saw them on the side of Main Street in our town. They had a sign on them that said “FREE”. I drove past them. Twice. But my favorite guy (who drives a pickup truck) was listening when I said I wanted to get some pallets and he brought them home for me! I know that you are jealous. Does your husband bring you junk from the side of the road? No? Well, this isn’t even the first time he’s done it. A few weeks ago he got me a little wooden table that has clearly lived outside for the last 10 years. It’s in two pieces. He took it right out of someone’s garbage. For me. I mean, really. This guy. I love him! Eighteen and a half years and he’s still so thoughtful… You think I’m crazy? You just don’t understand. Donna, from Funky Junk Interiors, would understand.
You can’t put a price tag on potential. Especially free potential.
I don’t know what I’m going to do with them yet. I am totally open to suggestions. I’ve been looking at pallet wood projects for a while now though, so I’ve got a few possibilities rolling around in my head. So, if you’re looking for me this week, I might be out in the barn. If you’re looking for Mr. Social Media, he might be out in the barn too. I’ll be needing some more lessons.
Are you building anything this week? Have you found any cool garbage? What kind of project are you working on? I’d love to hear about it. Drop me a line and let me know!