Thursday, June 24, 2010

can you believe it??

This is the first time in a decade of collecting construction fence that anybody ever said NO.  I went back, asked the guy nicely if I could have a few inches of it and he told me to go to the hardware store. NO, he said, I don't have enough.  There were piles of the stuff lying around in the back and he couldn't spare 6 inches? I could have cried.  So much for asking, next time.  Ha - this gives Picasso's quote new meaning!  "Good artists borrow; great artists steal."

Next, on to what purports to be the Botanical Gardens of the Berkshires.  $7@ entry fee and I have no comment about what we saw and didn't see (mostly).  After that,we drove into Stockbridge and sat on the porch of the famous Red Lion. Marty napped, I had a bloody mary.  We grabbed a bite - I will spare you the details of THAT, too. It is hot and humid and the promised rainstorm has not materialized.   Marty is napping and I am going out into the heat to read my book which, btw, I am loving.  I do wish I were reading it in the original French,however.


Things should improve with our dinner at Chez Nous tonight.   Can't upload any pix because I am on the Inn's computer and there is no visible USB.

Tomorrow, after breakfast, we head home to start our 29th year of marriage.

13 comments:

Gerrie said...

This kind of attitude calls for a midnight requisition!! You are in my old stomping grounds. When we lived in Schenectady, the Berkshires were a nice day trip.

Aussie Jo said...

What a meanie, I agree, pop back under cover of darkness.

Sally Westcott said...

I agree with Gerrie and Jo! A late night stroll could be required!

Hugz

Quiet Quilter said...

Congratulations on 29 years. Hope you have at least that many more!

elle said...

Whoa! The nerve of some company's employees. Do you think they know Picasso??? Happy anniversary!

Bonnie said...

Wow 29 years, it seems like yesterday. Our 11th year was last week. I've known you that long. See you tomorrow ;-).

Martha C. Hall said...

Well, Happy Anniversary!
When I was 16 I went to an art camp in Stockbridge called Indian Hill, not far from the Red Lion Inn. I've always wanted to go back and see if the old house and grounds are still there. I was a drama student at the time. It was a great summer!

Libby Fife said...

Mazel tov! Twenty nine years is quite an accomplishment.

It never fails. I always do thing honestly and invariably don't always get the response I had hoped for. Just goes to show you:)

Gail P said...

Happpy Anniversary! And pox on being told "no" by the workman. Sheesh! The humidity sounds awful but I guess summer is really here, it was 110 here yesterday and even though it's dry heat it's too hot to linger outdoors. I hope dinner was a success.

katherinesands said...

As to "no"...perhaps a sign of the times?
Happy anniversary, Rayna.

Dianne Hricko said...

Happy Anniversary! And one should never leave home without scissors, running with them is not advised however.

Natalya Aikens said...

Happy Anniversary!!
and I loved that book too, wish I could read it in French...

Helen Conway said...

Ummm - I might have been a bit over enthusiastic in my comment on your last post. I didn't stay at the Inn in Stockbridge. I stayed at the Red Lion! I thought it looked different but assumed it was memory! I definately had pancakes and rocking chairs though!