My oldest child just became my favorite!
If you know me or anyone in my family, you know we’ve had a rough past month. If you don’t know us please visit NKYHatesHeroin.Com and you’ll understand what we’ve gone through and how we’re responding to it.
So I go back to my oldest child, Chris. Chris could have taken care of at least 5 birthdays, and a couple of Christmases worth of presents if he had kept this from me. But instead he told me a while back that City BBQ in Hyde Park (Chris works for City BBQ) was soon going to be closing. Since I had been to the Hyde Park location I knew they had a painting of a Mail Pouch Barn on their wall. I wanted it! I’m sure if you ask Chris he’ll tell you I’d driven him nuts by calling at least once a week asking if he knew when the store was going to close. So about a week ago I get a call from him telling me he’d asked about the painting and he’d been told they decided to move it to their new store opening out in Cold Spring by Northern Kentucky University. I was upset to say the least!
Then a day later he told me he had talked to them again about the painting and they decided not to use it in the new store. Sweet!
So Chris told me I had to get it on September 11 or 12. Needless to say I was in the store on the 11th scoping out my plan of attack. I looked over the situation and decided to come back on the 12th and remove the painting. A screw gun, prybar and and a hammer would be all I needed. Let me tell you whoever put that barn siding up must have been a farmer that has built barns in the past because it took over an hour to get it off the wall! I know there were over 150 screws. I get an hour for lunch and I used every bit of it plus some to get from work, teardown the siding, load the truck and back. And I was sweating, dirty and smelled bad! To top it off, I had a client meeting at 3:00.
All said and done, I have my very own Mail Pouch Barn! Needless to say, Betsy is a bit concerned about the whole thing. I came home from work, unloaded and started pulling nails out. I wanted so bad to see it again I decided to lean it up against the house, which didn’t make her all to happy, but I must say that I had at least a half dozen people stop and ask about it.
I haven’t decide yet what I’m going to do with my Mail Pouch Barn, I can only assume it’s going to be displayed in the basement, I don’t know why, but that seems to be the only place Betsy will allow it.
Christopher has made my day, my month. If you know me you’ll understand and if you don’t, you’ll think I’m a goofball, but this is so very cool to me. Thanks Chris!
If you’re like me and appreciate the “Days Gone By” with family rides out in the country seeing the old barn advertising then you’ll appreciate my Mail Pouch Barn galleries.