Friday, August 19, 2005


Dean's Birthday Stone Posted by Picasa

I drove Dean out to Marenakos in Issaquah the other day, to help pick out a natural stone birdbath for the garden. It's what he said he wanted for his birthday. This one weighs over 300 lbs, and had to be loaded by a tractor into the back of our truck. We didn't think about how we were going to get it out of the truck until after we got home. I was amazed that the two of us were able to slide it off the back of the truck and into the wheelbarrow. But I did not think we would be able to get it from the wheelbarrow into the bed without one of us straining our back, or getting a hernia! Fortunately, it slid off the wheelbarrow and right into place. And I think it has turned out quite lovely. Don't you?

Happy Birthday Dean! You are my love and my light. And one helluva swell guy.

11 comments:

Sculpin said...

Oh, I love Marenakos. Only the getting-it-out-of-the-truck problem has kept me from getting one of those birdbaths too. It's beautiful. Glad you're both okay!

Emily Lloyd said...

Gorgeous. What a great present. Happy Birthday, Dean.

Pamela said...

Happy Birthday, Dean!

Peter said...

Sculpin/Cam: I don't think I knew you were in the Seattle area. What a small world! Definitley go to Marenakos if you can. If it's easier, they have a smaller showroom on 1st Ave South about two blocks north of Spokane street.

Anne said...

Gives a whole new meaning to the old Charlie Brown quote, "I got a rock." Doesn't it? *grin* Happy birthday to Dean!

Radish King said...

Dean, happy birthday dearest. Let's celebrate when I get home.
xxoo
Rebecca

Radish King said...

Peter, can't wait to see how the birdbath looks in your garden, and I can't wait to see you.

Ali Davis said...

Hi Peter. Thanks for the sweet note! Yes, it's me. I didn't realize it was in PW. I'm not much of an announcer. Happy birthday to your love.

Suzanne said...

Peter, that's a gorgeous birdbath! Happy Birthday, Dean!

A. D. said...

Aww, Anne beat me to the 'rock' comment.

Happy birthday Dean!

I'm drinking to your mutual lumbar health after handling that birdbath. . . .

(OK, I didn't mean for that to seem dirty.)

Peter said...

Thanks all.
AD: that is so naughty. hehehe.