Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Why He's a Keeper, Cancer and All

Because when a prospective renter for our house here in Georgia called yesterday, at 4:15pm, to ask if he could stop on his way home from work and pick up his wife, then come see the house ... "in about half an hour" .... this is what Blaine started doing.



He didn't try to finish watching any tv shows, or lounge around on the sofa scratching himself, or pretend he was busy in the garage "supervising" the children. He just grabbed the swiffer-thingy and jumped right in. Like he always does. Which is one of the reasons why me and my sparkly clean mini-blinds love him so.

And thank you Lord, that apparently that lovely couple were so blinded by the shine of my clean mini-blinds that they didn't notice the pile of toys shoved in the corner of Brayden's room or the dirty pajamas hidden under the pillows on Kendrie and Kellen's bed, but said they loved the house so much they agreed to rent it right then and there, because despite all my talk and bravado and confidence that things would turn out fine, I was getting a teensy bit worried we would have two mortgage payments to make without any rental iincome and even a diet of beans and rice every night wouldn't have made it possible.

18 comments:

Ann from St. Peter said...

Congrats! Now that the house is rented, you can still afford your DDP habit! Where do I find myself one of those "keepers"?

Amy said...

Congrats on the rental! Make sure you check them out because you sure don't need some crazy non-rent paying kind of people.
And when Blaine is finished with your house could you send him my way? My blinds could really use some TLC.

Pam Doughty said...

The really great thing is that he looks good in jeans while he's doing the cleaning... it's all good! Congrats on renting; we have some rental houses, so if you need any info, let me know.

Meg from Americus said...

Don't ya just love it when a plan comes together! And a Great husband to boot!

Anonymous said...

can i just rent blaine? ;O)

cathy, santa clara

Anonymous said...

Interesting that while Blaine grabbed the swifter and went all military clean - YOU went for the camera! What a dynamic duo you both are - Blaine made it happen and you captured the moment - Mission Accomplished! Start packing. Congratulations on things falling into place - Randy

katy said...

I was thinking what Randy was....you grabbed the camera and Blaine grabbed a swifter....that is a plan I can live with.

Chris said...

I'd keep him just for the nice ass. (Did I say that?)

Anonymous said...

A man and a swiffer--what could be better? Congrats on getting the house rented!

Amie in UT

The Nanny said...

congrats on the man & the renting!

Lisa said...

Congrats on finding your tennants. How do the children feel about moving house? Love and prayers.

Renee said...

Blaine simply rocks. Whether he is on the couch or hiding in the garage or going to town with the Swiffer, he just rocks!!! Congrats on the house rental. God is good!

The Running Girl said...

Well that was fast and easy! So glad that things worked out. Now we just need to know when the impending move will take place.
Briana

leeanne said...

Congrats on it all coming together! Dont you just love a guy that helps out AND looks great while he's doing it?? Lucky girl...

Anonymous said...

YAY! Congrats! That is great news! And the picture of Blaine is priceless! :)

Trisha
Leesburg, VA

lizinsumner said...

You're soooo lucky and I'm sooo jealous.....I don't remember my ex ever jumping up off the couch to do anything to help me around the house, let alone without being asked......all that and he's cute, too! I agree with whoever above asked if we could just rent Blaine! But congrats on the timely rental of the house....but, I have to ask - have you seen the weather reports for OK yesterday and today??!!! All those tornadoes???!! Does the new house have a storm cellar?? The Pacific Northwest, while possibly being the most BORING place to live on the face of the planet, is at least entirely tornado-free....I don't know if I could live peacefully with tornados....even for cheap real estate and closer access to the less boring parts of the country......

Leeann said...

That is great news, Kristie! Congratulations!
Leeann

Dianna in Louisiana said...

Congratulations Kristie-- That's great news! What a great guy Blaine is!