Prairie Blue


...............at my front door spinning...................just some simple thoughts & happenings of an ordinary woman.....

Thursday, June 16, 2011

the gift....

i don't remember if i have shared this gift with all of you..........a few years ago, a friend called .."would you like an old four-seater outhouse?"......"we will deliver!".........ummmm YES>>YES>>YES!.......the hubs gave the okay......it was transported about 6~ 8 miles on a low boy...............................trick being......we had to unload and put in place over the weekend....that was friday..................................ummmmm...........................need i say more.....the hubs was not a happy man..............after alot of ....shall we say unhappy hours and heavy manpower....................she was in place.........................................i must say one of my most prized possessions..............................the first thing i check on after a storm...........it still needs a bit of upkeep.....but for now she has a new home...............................i am thrilled that a little old lady in her eighty's, building a new garage, saw fit to have her saved..........thrilled my friend thought of me................................thrilled the hubs said yes...............and he didn't divorce me!.....still trying to plan the plantings around her........there is a firepit in front, that i would like to move, and make a pathway from the house..........................we shall see................................after all, i need to keep the peace.............................................. .............................................................................oh......i am so blessed!

10 comments:

annie said...

Boy, oh Boy! Really love this! Am sooooo thankful I don't have to use one!! Looks straight off of a prairie! Can't wait to see what you do to decorate "her". Love it that your husband said yes! Just wonderful to save it. I love that the door knobs are on opposite sides, just adds more character! Your friends must really think a lot of you! Can't wait to see more!!

Kimberly said...

I'm so happy that it was saved!!! I think it's beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing :) My Best ~Kimberly

TheCrankyCrow said...

That is one of the coolest things I've seen in a long time! I didn't even know they came in 4 seater versions!!! "She," I must say, has remarkable character - and looks like she belongs right where she is!! Wonderful, wonderful gift!! (And your hubby is pretty awesome too, I'd also say!!) Lucky you! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Courtney said...

Very cool! Aren't hubbys good...cross at first, then do what needs to be done to make us happy! Have fun planning the finishing touches around this beauty...keep us posted.
Courtney

A Primitive Homestead said...

It is wonderful! A pathway would be nice. Not many of these old outhouses left. So good you were able to relocate it & keep it around. My MIL offered me a one seater but Hubby did not want to move it. She only lives in our front yard. LOL! Well I ended up with a modern day built replica. My garden tools are in it. Blessings!
Lara

jennifer768 said...

Now that is one cool gift ! So glad that you were able to rescue this beauty . Hubby is definitely a keeper too.LOL! Hugs,Jen

Traci said...

Now that is a priceless piece of Americana! So happy hubby said yes, it looks right at home...and just a cute a an outhouse can be...

Blessings,
Traci

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

So happy you saved her~ a 4-seater~ not many of them!!!too cute!!
smiles
Teresa

Holly said...

This is amazing!!! I've never heard of a 4 seater!!! Wonder what the conversations were about!!!
What a great friend and hubby! This is adorable and I look forward to the plantings!
I think it looks great now! Love the washtubs and long underwear!!

Lorna/Live Oak Primitive Peddler said...

I love it, what a treasure!!
Blessings,
Lorna