Mama Diaries

Monday, June 18, 2018

Power Washing the Boys

First of all, congratulations to Virginia, Cammie, and Liz who are the winners of the giveaway of my upcoming book, Bubba and Squirt's Big Dig to China. Thanks to all who entered!

Now for the story:

The other day, my husband decided it would be a good idea to power wash the driveway, the sidewalk, the porch, and anything he could reach. I don't know why he thought this was a good idea, because it was 95 degrees outside. The last thing I'd want to do is heavy work in the heat!

Somehow he convinced my son, Bubba, to join him. By the time they were done, they were both disgusting, sweaty messes.

When they were finished, they came into the house.

I took one look at them. "I think you missed a couple of things."

"We didn't miss anything," they said.

"Yeah, you did. Yourselves. You both are in dire need of a power wash!"

So they each marched into a shower and power washed themselves.

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  1. In that kind of weather, I stay indoors!

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    1. It's been so humid! I don't enjoy being outside when it's like this.

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  2. I wouldn't want to do heavy work in that kind of heat, either!

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  3. I thought it was hot here but 95 degrees is something else Sherry. Loved the story.

    Yvonne.

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  4. I can imagine how messy they look, Sherry :). But with hot weather like this, I won't mind joining the power wash :)

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  5. I think I'd be a hermit and let the rain wash it in that heat.

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    1. I'm not sure what inspired him to power wash in the heat!

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  6. It's super hot today. I'm happily inside. No errands, just writing. Funny story.

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    1. Hot weather is good for keeping us inside writing!

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  7. It is very hot here today- not a day I would want to do any power washing! Glad they got it done. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. I would think the fall would be a better time, but maybe it's better to be hot and wet than cold and wet.

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  8. I bet a power wash would have felt good, too. Bad timing, though.

    And so thrilled to win the book :)

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  9. Hi, Sherry!

    Did the boys use a steam generator to power wash the driveway, porch and other outdoor surfaces? If so, then I can imagine how hot and dirty they became. I should know, because one of the summer jobs I took during my college years involved using a steam "Jenny" to clean heavy construction equipment like bulldozers and backhoes. By the end of the day I too was a sweaty mess and in need of a power wash. :)

    Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend Sherry!

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    1. I don't think it was a steam generator. But it was very noisy!

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  10. hope no cats or dogs were soaked in the process.... frogs too

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    1. No animals were harmed or soaked in the process.

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  11. In January, I power washed my driveway...and it was HOT here...and, yes, I sure was filthy afterward.

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    1. In the south, I'd think January was a much better time than June!

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  12. That's funny :-) I used a power washer the other day on my boat. Those things are amazing! They really get all the dirt and grime off.

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  13. Whooboy, sounds like some hot weather!

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  14. Thank goodness for showers! Wanted to congratulate you on being a finalist in the International Book Award contest. That is wonderful news.

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    1. Thank you so much! I was excited about that.

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  15. LOL! Too funny! But, I have to admit, in that heat, I would have done nothing!
    Congrats to the winners! Big Hugs!

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    1. Better to stay inside and sip lemonade!

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  16. Creative, although being hit with a powerwasher usually hurts, doesn't it?

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