Put Some Pants On


Early morning, our house. Birds singing: check. Crickets chirping: check. Ducks quacking from the lake: check. Doom rising: check. ROOFERS ARE COMING TODAY.

I can already hear the pounding. It’s supposed to take three hellish days. Don’t worry about me. I’M JUST TRYING TO FINISH A PROPOSAL THIS WEEK.

And I don’t entirely understand this but the last thing my husband said to me before he left for work was, “Put some pants on.”

Why does he always think I need to be TOLD this specifically??? :wigglebrow:

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  1. kacey says:

    LOL, I’ve no idea :rolleyes: Good luck with those roofers though…:fryingpan:

  2. Gina says:

    Here’s hoping you can get your proposal done! Good luck!

  3. Katie says:

    I think I LOVE love love Hot Target and that you should wear pants around roofers!:oops:

  4. Eve says:

    I don’t know Suzanne – why should he have to tell you specifically? Is there something you haven’t informed us of about your writing routine? Oh goody, goody “Hot Target” day:hyper:

  5. Mechele Armstrong says:

    LOL has this been a problem in the past? Good luck with the roofers.

  6. Mik says:

    Good luck on getting that proposal done with the roofers! (I was going to say something witty regarding the pants thing, but my brain ain’t working yet – not enough coffee! lol)

  7. Darla Dixon says:

    It will all be worth it, the noise was not as bad as I expected when we had ours done a few years ago.

    They have this cool rolling magnet-thingie to pick up any nails that have fallen around your house, but still be cautious about the kids and the dogs out there…the magnet still misses a few.

  8. Toni Anderson says:

    Seems to be the year for new roofs!!! Pants are good–or a tiny tiny skirt JIC you need to climb a ladder???:???:

    Men are starnge creatures…

  9. Peggie says:

    LOL Suzanne, Wht does he to tell you to put some pants on?

  10. MartyK says:

    Ick–good luck with the roofers. I’m trying to connect the roofers with the need for pants, which is obvious, so I’m trying for deeper meaning, lol.

  11. Eve says:

    MEAN AUTHOR I just read the installment of “Hot Target” – another week! You, er, ugh, oh grrrrrrr I don’t wanna wait!

  12. Estella Kissell says:

    Hopefully you will be on the ground and the roofers on the roof—so why tell you to wear pants?:wigglebrow:

  13. Jill says:

    Hmm. Do you write pants-less??

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  15. Mary says:

    Hey, it was just your anniversary, he should be telling you to take them off.:bananadance:

  16. Kelly says:

    Suzanne, I feel your pain. I’m going through the same thing now. You’ll hear the footsteps, you’ll hear the banging, and then when they drop the material on the roof, you think it’s going to come down on your head!

  17. Sonja (from HCRW) says:

    Heehee, put some pants on. I’m forever saying that to my husband. ๐Ÿ™‚ I guess I just don’t appreciate the joys of pantslessness.

  18. ValMarie says:

    LOL. Sounds like there’s an interesting episode you need to relate to us about the need for pants. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Good luck on getting the proposal done with the roofers over head. I had a bad experience a couple of years ago when my roof got done, but they were just an awful company. I’m sure your company will be much more professional. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Melissa Marsh says:

    Well, on the upside, maybe those roofers will be REALLY HOT. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  20. Emma S says:

    My husband does the same thing. Apparently he thinks I sit in my pajama’s all day and just get dressed before he walks in the door because If I tell him I’m going to go shopping or something he “suggests” that I get dressed first.

    And Happy Anniversary!

  21. Tori says:

    I hope the roofers are hot! And no clue why your dh suggests you put some pants on. Men are funny that way. :rotfl:

  22. Melissa Mc says:

    Do you by chance wear big t-shirts to sleep in? I do, and my dh would always remind me to get dressed before the remodelers arrived. Funny, but some of my shirts where longer than my shorts!

    Good luck with the proposal amid the pounding. I have to get mine done, too.

  23. Suzanne says:

    Yes, that’s it, Melissa. I wear big t-shirts to bed, then I ramble around half the morning in the same t-shirt before getting dressed and the roofers were set to show up at o’dark-thirty. Thus the “put some pants on” instruction!!

  24. Teresa says:

    LOL on the pants Suzanne! I hope they were cute pants.

  25. Trace says:

    Excellent installment, Suzanne! Love it! You rock!:guitar:

  26. Carol Burnside says:

    Well, pants or not, Hot Target hit the ground running and hasn’t paused since. I’m enjoying it, but it’s just not coming through fast enough no matter how many times I push that next button. :rolleyes:

  27. Joely says:

    Arg! Put some pants on and let us read that next installment!!! Excellent story, Suzanne. You’ve got me chomping at the bit.

  28. Michelle says:

    Good luck on the proposal! LOL on the pants. Silly man. :hyper:

  29. Danica says:

    ROFL!! I can’t imagine why he’d say that. I mean, I’d say that to my DH, but really…