Saturday, January 26, 2008

More on My Success, So Far

Just found out that my brother and his wife have purchased a 2008 Volvo for my mother.

Well.

In November, John and I cleaned out the gutters on her roof.

So there.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mary,

I've come here from HBM. I've enjoyed your writing, ideas, and varied musings on family life.

Thank you.

Professor J said...

Lol. I think the cleaning the gutters is every bit as extravagant as a new car.

Caveman570 said...

Thanks, anonymous! Feeling like I need any kind words I can get today!!

Mrs. G. said...

A Volvo? Way to make the rest of the family look like losers.

I get this. We are the poor folk of our family. Cleaning gutters is nice.

Nora Bee said...

Cleaning the gutters is SO nice. And I bet your mom knows that, and that's all you need :-)

Cheri said...

But is was cold outside when you cleaned the gutters. Extra credit for your team.

Shelby said...

yes, you get extra credit if was cold - or rainy - or just plan winter.

:)

Minnesota Matron said...

Pretty funny -- caveman570 is actually my son's account! I thought the matron was thanking her supportive readership. Thank you!

Beth said...

Ah, sibling rivalry.
For what it's worth, I think cleaning the gutters takes more effort!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Anyone can throw money around--cleaning the gutters is a labor of love!

Wenderina said...

Too funny. As someone who lives local to her in-laws while the "other brother with the kids" lives on the other side of the world, what I appreciate most about this post is one sibling doing the "fun" stuff and the other doing the "dirty" stuff.

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Hey - it's the thought that counts.

Melissa said...

It's all equal in her eyes I bet. We live out of state and have done well so we bought my MIL a car (for the record, not a volvo, but a decent used Chevy). In my eyes, that hardly compensates for all the things the in-town children do for her--snow shoveling, emergency furnace repairs, gutter cleaning, and so forth. But then the others aren't in the same position to help her out with a car. Bottom line: lucky her for having all of you in your own ways helping her out.

bipolarlawyercook said...

What, they couldn't pay for the gutter cleaning, too? I am the "doer," and my brother is the "buyer," though it's not competitive. I just tell my mother when she gets going about my brother that she can have him buy her a daughter who gives a hoot.

standing still said...

Why didn't they just build her a new house when the gutters needed cleaning? Stopping at a new Volvo seems so, well, cheap.

Tootsie Farklepants said...

Yes, but when the Volvo needs repairs just think of all the calls your brother will get! You win!