Sunday, December 2, 2012

Ho Ho Ho, Oh No!

'Tis the season to deck the halls.
But sometimes I try to do a good decorating thing, and it turns out to be a bad thing.
A really, really bad thing.
 
 I've had croup and a cold all week, but I decided to decorate the outdoor urns.
I put on boots and tramped around the farm, breaking boughs of holly.
These urns are old and each one weighs about 300 pounds.
 
Everything went well until I added the last magnolia sprig in the right-hand urn.
 
The top part of the urn broke and keeled over. 
Whompum!
 

 Ka-boom!
 
Arrrgh.



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28 comments:

  1. That stinks! Get epoxy glue (comes in set, you mix when ready to glue). I've used it on an antique marble statue that was broken in half - cannot tell!

    Allison

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  2. I'll try it. But I need Bigfoot to come out of the forest and lift the urn. lol

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  3. Oh my gosh!! I gasped when I saw that. I am so sorry! Only good thing is, it has created shopportunities! Hope you feel better & that it didn't hit your foot!

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  4. That's the good thing--no personal injury!

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  5. Oh no! Talk about "steel" magnolias!! One little magnolia branch did all that?? Feel better, Michael. xo

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  6. The urn must have been balanced on a wing and a prayer; it could have easily fallen over on someone.

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  7. OH NO!!! I am so sorry but glad it didn't hit your foot or toe! I dropped a cast iron pan in my toe once and broke it in 2 places. Glad you are OK!!!!! FA LA LA, huh???? XO, Pinky

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  8. Oh my gosh, I am so sorry! Hope Big Foot comes out so you can get it up righted once again. ~lynne~

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  9. Oh my! I'm so sorry but it could have worse. It could have fallen on your tiny foot! I hope it can be fixed and I hope you're feeling 100% really soon.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  10. Oh my! That is a big Ooops! Sure glad it did not fall on your foot. Hope you feel better soon. One of my Grands is quick to get croup.

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  11. Thanks so much for your comforting words! The menfolk lol'd about the urn and plan to warn people about my decorating abilities. :-) They think that they can fix it ithout Bigfoot, and they have gone to Home Depot to find a steel rod and epoxy (or cement--they can't decide).

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  12. Oh no is right! Hope you find big strapping men to lift this. Hmmmm...this would be an interesting event in one of your stories...

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  13. Oh, no is right! Glad it didn't fall on your foot and hope the guys can put this back together. Best laid plans......... Keep up the momentum.........I have the tree up and working on my little vignettes for the house.........Sarah

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  14. Oh how depressing. That is a great looking urn. Can you fix it with "cement liquid nails" ??

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  15. Drat!!! You were lucky you weren't harmed. I'll bet you were shocked. I guess you don't know your own strength.

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  16. "Oh No" is right! I'm sure you'll get it back together somehow~!

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  17. Ouch! Glad it didn't land on your foot...just hate it when you hit a stumbling block like that first thing ! It looked like it was coming along nicely too.....regroup and carry on! N.xo

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  18. Yikes! I'm so glad it didn't hit you anywhere.

    So it's the last magnolia sprig that breaks the urn's stem?

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  19. Well, bless your heart! I do hope it can be repaired and that you feel better soon!
    Nancy

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  20. Oh that's not good! I hate it when things like that happen! Hope your toes were well clear of it and that you feel better soon:@)

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  21. Ouch. I moved my foot when I read this. You're lucky it didn't break something...on you!

    It is a very pretty urn and I hope you can get it fixed. I can assure you it wasn't your fault.
    Sam

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  22. I have 2 concrete urns that are very old and have a few cracks already.......I know exactly how you feel. I keep waiting for mine to break apart, they are so heavy I leave them out all winter long. I put greenery in mine.too! We went stomping around our woods cutting greenery yesterday. I plan to fix mine up this weekend. hope you feel better, so many of my pre-k students have been sick.

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  23. That stinks!
    I hope you feel better, you get this a lot. Hubby doc has to make you get some respiratory therapy, something, anything!
    Get well!

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  24. That is terribly disappointing....There must be a glue that can help restore it....?

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  25. Oh, not a happy holiday experience! But first and foremost, get well to enjoy the upcoming season!

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  26. So sorry you are under the weather, ML. December is too busy a month to be sick. Sad news about your beautiful urn. I hope it's repairable. Take care of yourself and get well soon.

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  27. So sorry you are under the weather, ML. December is too busy a month to be sick. Sad news about your beautiful urn. I hope it's repairable. Take care of yourself and get well soon.

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