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Practice Makes..um..Good…

Practice Makes..um..Good


“More. I need a little more” I say as I lay on the bed.

“Well don’t pull on it. Give it some slack” is his reply as I give a little tug. “I don’t think this is how we did it LAST time, do you?”


It’s been a while since we’ve done it, and our memories aren’t what they used to be. You ever notice you remember things that aren’t way up there on the You’re Going To Need This Information In The Future list, but can’t remember your kids birthdays, where you put the car keys, what you were supposed to buy at Safeway or why you’re standing in the bathroom with a magnifying glass in your hand staring at yourself in the mirror. Anyway…


“Maybe we should try it upside down” I offer, as I struggle to reposition.


After shuffling around with a grunt or two and only one stubbed toe, it looked like it might work. A bit more manipulation and then…

“Are you done?”

“No. I can’t keep it up. It has too many finger prints on it”

“Well I’d say somebody handled it too much then”


Smirks and verbal jabs weren’t going to help. Patience. We needed a little patience, that’s all. Besides it was actually going better than I expected, and I think for the most part he thought so too…


“Just give me a sec… Ok…ah…but I need it a little tighter”

“That’s as tight as I can make it. Take it or leave it”

“Ok, ok, ok”

”Aaaah…There, you’ve got it…YESSS!…..sigh…Finally.”

“Pretty good eh?”

“Yes dear. I’ll just leave you to finish” I reply as I scurry off the bed and head out into the kitchen to get a glass of water.


“All done!” he announces shortly after, and then joins me on the sofa. “How long do you think that took?”

“About forty minutes, which is a lot less than last time.”

“Really? Great! We’re becoming real pro’s at this. Next time we should be able to do it in twenty”


Well folks, we managed for the second time to seal up the bedroom windows in the RV for the winter.


Maybe I’ll win the lottery before next December rolls around so we can get an RV with double pane windows. I know that doing little projects together helps build a strong relationship, and this episode was no exception. But wrestling sheets of plastic, tape and scissors (now there’s a safety issue) while on the bed (remember it’s a small RV)) without causing (much) bodily harm, has been done. I say let’s try something new…like, oh I don’t know, ice racing or bungee jumping.  🙂

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