Thursday, May 15, 2014

Boys with Toys and Dollivers with Hard Hats

Today, after much sturm and drang and moving of cars somewhere, anywhere, because a lot of our parking was closed to reseal the surfaces, the work began.

The Dollivers, complete with hard hats, though they firmly refused to go outside and risk getting dirty with that black stuff being sprayed, and Elton who figured he might as well have a hard hat, too, on top of his topper, took up supervisory positions in the window.

As Elton played along, a medley of Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, It's Off to Work We Go, Sixteen Tons, I've Been Working on the Railroad, and other such ditties, would be amazing if anyone of them ever had done any of these things...the Ds watched people work.  One of their favorite occupations.

They did note that the hard hats could also work in Viking costumes and are jonesing to google on Viking clothes to see if they involve beads.


  1. Doubt the D's were at all interested in watching the work...more likely they were fascinated by all those rippling male muscles!

  2. this is hysterical. I wonder what the workmen might have thought if they looked briefly at your front window and saw a row of Dollivers looking back encouragingly. My guess is, they worked just a wee bit faster...

  3. I love this post! And on the Viking question, you may or may not want to tell the D's they could stage their own version of the "Up Helley Aa!" Viking funeral festival from the Shetlands. A different group costume every year (but always including shields! axes! torches!!) and after a torchlit procession they could burn a BOAT!!
    (Like I said, you may not want to tell them...but think of the photo opps!)

  4. Just as well they can't read. At least I think they can't...

  5. I really enjoyed this post. It really uplifts life to see such simple, fun things. The D's are on to a good idea methinks! They would make very convincing Vikings.


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