"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."
~Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet)
My hubby went to the grocery store for me recently and when he returned he told me that a woman, and he couldn't think of her name, said to tell me hello. He said it was Scrooge's wife. Well, I immediately knew who he was talking about.
That started a conversation over dinner after I made sloppy joes from the hamburger he had gone to the store to purchase for me. I have never heard Scrooge called anything but that and I'd be hard pressed to recall his real name.
We started thinking about all the folks we know in our small town with colorful nicknames. There is Dragon and Gator also Critter, Scoop, Punky, Snooky and the funniest nickname to me was one who is now deceased but was called Cabbage.
One of my classmates starting calling me CQ, which were my initials, in high school and it became my nickname for a few years. Do you have a nickname? Do tell!
The only one in my family who has a nickname now is BG. The "big guy" was coined by our son. BG was also called Shorts by his uncle because even though he is 6' 2" tall, he is the shortest man in his family. lol!
I'm not planning a big Easter meal this year. We'll be working at The Project as much as we can this weekend. BG is wanting to get back at the wiring. We plan to meet our son for dinner Sunday if he can't get away to come in.
Some have asked about the rental house, so for new readers The Project is my name for the rental house we bought a year and a half ago. We found it needed a lot more work than we anticipated, the worst being the wiring nightmare my hubby found.
Many things have been ticked off the list. The deck was mostly replaced, the bathroom completely redone, the hardwood floors (except for the "spare" room) have been stripped and varnished. A lot of the painting is done and light fixtures replaced. The spare room will be carpeted and a bedroom needs to have the walls sanded down. That is the room that BG has put a new breaker box in behind the door, so we're not going to stir up dust by sanding until the wiring is done. About 3 rooms still need painting but that won't take long, also a few other little things remain to get done. Painting and a few little repairs need to be done on the outside, but that will keep until we have the time.
We've had a carpenter do a little of the work, but the rest is done by us with my DIYer BG doing the majority. Since he is still working full time and is not so...ahem...young anymore, it is taking a bit longer than we'd hoped. It's work awhile, then take a break, then back to work again. It's not something we need to be in a hurry for since our daughter is the one that will be living there. She has been too busy with work writing grants and taxes and such to think about moving. The boyfriend takes up the rest of her time. :)
Speaking of nicknames, I'm sure the folks in our community are calling us Slowpokes. We get asked frequently what we're doing with that house!
Have a blessed Good Friday,