Friday, 14 June 2013

Muz Saves The Day ... Again

Today is going to be a great day
 not just because it is a Friday and the sun is finally out
 but also because my beloved Sinus Man is planning no home repairs this afternoon
Sinus has many talents... seriously...
he is the flat pack furniture construction guru, he irons clothes like a dream,
 he can sleep anywhere, can fart on cue and can't tell jokes for the life of him
which of course makes the lamest joke hilarious because he mucks it up so gloriously
Sinus also makes a bed like no one I have ever met
 it is like sleeping on a cloud after he has fluffed and shaken the bejesus out of everything
and he attacks projects with all sorts of enthusiasm, which is great most of the time
but when it comes to home repairs, not so much
so on arriving home last Friday with new taps tucked under his arm and that gleam in his eye
Phantom and I were feeling a touch concerned


We heard all sorts of ominous clatters and grunts, and the dog came bolting to sit between us
closely followed by Sinus announcing he finally had the bloody things out of the packet and he was off to turn off the water... I have to say I was worried at that stage... really worried

10 mins later and a veritable symphony of mutters, squeals and scary tool type noises
Sinus declared he in fact didn't have the right tools  
and hadn't been able to do anything but remove the old taps and would attack it another day
and he was off to meet the boys for their weekly drinks and gossip

There were sighs of relief from Phantom, the dog and I and we figured we had dodged a bullet
until the water was turned back on and we suddenly had old faithful in the bathroom 
I tell you water was shooting straight out with quite an impressive gush
slightly scary... but impressive none the less
the water was turned off again and I was having visions of us having a rather smelly weekend
but I was assured he had it in hand... yeah right...
he waded back into the inadvertently pressure cleaned bathroom 
 there was a a bit of head scratching and comments about being stronger than he thought
but he eventually admitted defeat and a call for help was sent out

Luckily for all of us his mate Muz arrived with the correct tool in hand to sort it out 
which meant more mutters, grunts and truly scary noises
 but bless his tool wielding little heart, Muz saved the day as he always does 
 though he possibly undid his good work because he then spent the next ten minutes walking around the house pointing out future projects for Sinus
is the man mad.... why is he encouraging him... 

Alls well that ends well I suppose and Sinus headed off to drinks with the boys
where he no doubt regaled them with tales of his home repair mastery
 I do wonder if he came clean with needing the rescue from Muz
 probably did though... Sinus has no shame
we are talking about the man who went for his walk this morning in his pajama shirt... seriously... he figured it was dark so why change and he was saving me doing extra washing
sort of makes sense in that male brain sort of way
but his PJ shirt... really... what would Muz say about that I wonder...

Happy Paint Party Friday all ...xx

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57 comments:

Molly said...

You are hilarious! I hope you all have water over the weekend! The 'taps' are absolutely beautiful! Had a great time!

Laurie said...

beautiful taps, you tell the best story of anyone I know, honestly and you know what, its still Thursday in my part of the world, 10 past 8pm , not even dark yet!

Marji said...

Yay, Muz! Saved the day. We have a Muz in our lives too - the one that comes in at the nick of time and yes fixes that what have you. What would we do with out the Muzs of the world! Glad you are back in action with things in working order :)

HollyM said...

You guys are hilarious! Or at least you make it sound that way. We had a few episodes of home repair , ours caws a gusher shooting right across the kitchen floor. He eventually learned though. Now he can do anything.

VonnyK said...

Gotta love men they do try don't they. Mine tries to fix things and just like Sinus, always has to get help. On the bright side, your bathroom is sparkling and you have beautiful new taps. Love your painting.
Von.

Rita said...

ha! funny story and your painting are lovely as always! my husband builds other people's houses so it's a bit like the cobbler's children having no shoes around here...

Rita said...

I wondered why you were sketching the bathtub faucet and knobs--ROFL! You are all lucky Muz knew what to do and had the tools for the job--thank goodness! Looks good now. ;)

alarmcat said...

this sounds so familiar. you are lucky to have a Muz to call on...we do not. oh well, they do have their good points, i will admit.

aimee said...

one of my friends just asked me for a handyman reference. I'm totally sending her your husband's way!

Helen Campbell said...

You make the most fun out of your weekly household events. I just love reading all about it. Although I'm quite blessed with a fella who can actually repair things, he also can fart on cue. Or belch. Keeps things interesting. :D
Have a wonderful weekend!

Lynn Cohen said...

Awesome tap paintings! fun story per usual. At least he tries. LOL

froebelsternchen Susi said...

you are such a great painter!
Adorable!
Happy PPF!

Patsy Paterno said...

As usual, I sooo enjoyed your post! Does Sinus know you are writing about him??? You can really paint a picture not only with paint but also with words. I think you should write a book! Really! patsy

sharon said...

As soon as I see your name on a link up, I click, I know Ill get a giggle or two. Wonderful pictures of the taps and a wonderful story that is all so true in all our lives! Hooray for the Muz's in our lives.

peggy gatto said...

tap, tap tap....do a tap dance!!!

Anne Manda said...

Great, fun post! It's awesome how many things men can do, but they often think they know how to do even more! Wonderful taps drawing! :)

Valerie-Jael said...

Oh dear....but at least your bathroom will be clean now. I see a neighbour from my window who walks the dogs each morning completely in striped pyjamas. No, not the dogs, HE wears them....Valerie

missy k said...

Great sketch and funny story.... I was totally prepared for it to end in a flood! Perhaps of tears! Glad it didn't. Nervous about the next round of Muz inspired projects! Good luck!

Karen x

Lime Tree said...

TOO funny! And PJ's shirt sort of make sense, right? At least that was a logical thought behind it.
I once walked into Starbucks with PJ's pants! Worse is that I just noticed because of the weird looks I was getting! :D

Nic McLean said...

ha Tracey, your tales are so funny-i laughed at all the grunting and noise just to get the taps out of the packet! great illustration too-you make the ordinary look extraordinary! thanks for the link to picmonkey -i hate photoshop (because i don't know how to use it!) so this will be great!

soulbrush said...

You have to write a book! We are all waiting. Happy PPF.

Tracey Grgic Potter said...

I can see the funny side of this, shouldn't laugh at your unfortunate waterworks episode though. It would have been a pain to mop up. Glad Muz was there to rescue the day (and your weekend from smelliness). Wonderful paintings of the new facets (tap bits)BTW. xx

Linda said...

funny but oh I have been thru a water mess like that! Thankfully we had the right tools :) Love your illustration of the faucet!

Jessica Sporn said...

you had me laughing! And your tap illustration - just great perspective, line, awesome!

Ginny said...

Tracey you are so talented. I always look forward to visiting. Not only do I get to see a wonderful illustration (or two or three) but I know I will start my day with a laugh. You had me with the first sentence of your post.

Sandra Busby said...

Lol! Paul and I have been known on more than one occasion to go out in the darkness of winter, to pick the kids up in our dressing gowns and PJ's! Though I have to confess, I do sometimes worry that I might break down in the car - or have an accident! People would probably think I'd have escaped from a mental health institute! Anyway - Paul is quite good at DIY - but making a bed?? Nope - he SUCKS!!!
I LOVE your painting! Only YOU could make a set of taps exciting!!! :0)

Suzy said...

Oh Tracey you make me laugh! Mr. Sinus sounds like a keeper even with his lack of plumbing abilities. Good thing for Muz! Love your painting too! You are such an inspiration. HPPF!

Faye said...

Oh, Lynn, this sounds like something from my own dh's household repairs. He really wants to do these manly repairs but somehow they never go easy.

I really admire your ability to make a lovely illustration/painting out of such a mundane subject as faucet fixtures.

Theresa Plas said...

Giggling! Love the post and always your art T!

Kim said...

Love this post, and I can so relate! HPPF!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

LOL!!!!!!! This is quite a tale, and your illustration to go with it is brilliant. Your husband sounds like the kind of guy I'd enjoy having a beer with. Anyway, I finally e-mailed my photograph of the mug. Blessings!

Erika Nittel-Traser said...

Wonderful, dear Tracey,I love how you make little every day things great :)
Happy PPF and hugs
Erika

Mary C. Nasser said...

Gorgeous taps and hilarious post!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

What a funny story. The Sinus sounds like a fab mate with all his other good qualities. My superhero does a great job even though he doesn't always want to....Love the cuppa project and your faucets are grand, I can picture the spouting fountains of water now. xox

Christine said...

lovely job on those taps Tracey!

Giggles said...

Now who did a better job on those taps I wonder....Yes Tracey Fletcher King...is the WINNER!! Now we know who truly has the better tools....hey Sinus!!

All kidding aside, Sinus is a good sport.... I have tried several tease my family posts and get in nothing but hot water... fortunately Beardo can iron, make an amazing bed, and is a very handy man too....but hey....he can't golf!! lol

Have a great weekend!

Hugs Giggles

Terri Corona said...

What a hilarious, and sadly classic tale!

And great job painting the faucet - I bet that was deceptively difficult.

Neesie said...

Oh Trace you fill me with fear...my hubby hasn't tackled any DIY projects in over 24 years of travelling but has plans for lots when we arrive back in the UK! Like Sinus I think in his man brain he's a real handy man but in reality its quite another thing :(

You had me in stitches with this post. Really absolutely hilarious!
I just want to know how you can make a painting of taps look so fantastic! Now that's talent :D

Have a great weekend.xoxo

Neesie said...

Oops I should have asked can you forward Muz's contact number?
I think I may be in need of him shortly! LOL
x

Emma Kaufmann said...

I found you via Paint Party Friday! As a Brit I love your picture of all the tea and teabags. Come over and say hi! Emma

Jez said...

Middle of the night wakefulness, and you have made me laugh so much with this post. Thank you, therapy by blog post now added to your many talents!

Prairie Jill said...

And once again, I am laughing out loud reading your post! What an adventure! I also just love your art. You have such a wonderful style.

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Hilarious post Tracey...LOL!
Loved loved loved illo coz its so difficult to get the gleaming look and you did it so perfectly!
HPPF :)

zana said...

Your household sounds hilarious! Great taps, not many people can make such a boring thing lovely!

Dawn said...

Wow--excellent piece! You've given so much life to something otherwise so mundane--it's brilliant and beautifully done!

denthe said...

oh Tracy, I needed a good laugh and you gave it to me. thnx ;-)

bellefrogworks said...

Thought I was going crazy until I realized I had posted on Google+. My dh can fix things but he is slow as molasses! Sometimes it is better to find a friend or even pay someone! Love your faucets - they gleam and shine and of course your posts always give the bonus of knee slapping, water out the nose laughter. HPPF

Joni Nickrent said...

Your story telling art is amazing and perfectly match...clever, creative and cool!

Maggie said...

Oh how funny! I really dislike home repair projects too. My resident home repair man is probably a bit more like Muz...but it is never fun, something always goes awry.

Beautiful drawing of your taps. Are these the new ones? They're very handsome and just might be worth a geyser in the bathroom!

Penny Stewart said...

I absolutely love your loose style. Enjoyed your humor as well! thanks. Penny StewArt

Joyfulploys said...

Tracey...I love your funny story...thank God for Muz...lol As always, I love your watercolors!!! Turquoise and Citron combination...really love that!!!
Mary

Michellem said...

I love your stories and only you can make what would normally be a mundane picture of fixtures into a work of art! I'm just patiently waiting on my husband to clean out the gutters over here - seems like he says he will do it every weekend and it seems like he must be forgetting each time. Maybe I need to step up my "reminders"!!

Nicola said...

what a brilliant story!!! heheheh I LOVED it!!! Those taps are brilliant and I still marvel over how you are able to make any object interesting, charming and even beautiful!

You really need to write a book!!! :)

Lorraine said...

great drawings and funny post..I remember when we were putting in our kitchen sink and there was water everywhere until about 4am happy ppf

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Tee hee... You have me giggling aloud here. You have such a gift for telling stories and your artworks are so lovely! I think you should definitely write a book that you illustrate, your works bring such joy...

JKW said...

Your bathroom faucets are perfect. I love how you got the look of them just right. I had water issues with both the toilet tank and the faucets. . .must have been that kind of week for us. Blessings, Janet PPF

poppylocke said...

I love sitting with a cup of tea, reading your stories and looking at your art - always makes me smile!