VOCEL = CLOVE
XRETE = EXERT
SAMPIH = MISHAP
CECHTI = HECTIC
CONSTRUCTION ON THEIR HOUSE’S NEW ADDITION WAS ALMOST COMPLETE AND IN THE – – –
CO ERT MSH HET = HOME STRETCH
Good Morning, Everyone! 🏠..WON’T YOU COME HOME, BUILD BAILEY..🏠
🎶 “I’ll be over at ten”, you told me time and again…But you’re late, I wait around and then (bah dah dah)…I went to the door, I can’t take any more, it’s not you, you let me down again…baby, baby, try to find…(Hey, hey, hey) a little time and I’ll make you mine…I’ll be home...I’ll be beside the phone waiting for you…Ooh ooh ooh, ooh ooh ooh Why do you BUILD me up (BUILD me up) Buttercup baby, just to let me down (let me down) and mess me around?…And then worst of all (worst of all) you never call, baby when you say you will (say you will) but I love you still…I need you (I need you) more than anyone, darlin’…You know that I have from the start…So BUILD me up (BUILD me up) Buttercup, don’t break my heart…”Build Me Up Buttercup” – The FOUNDATIONS 1968
🏠 As anyone who’s been there knows, construction takes its toll,
Things can get pretty HECTIC as we watch the job unfold…
A MISHAP here, a promise there and schedules run long,
And most things we’ll just live with…as we hope nothing goes wrong…
You EXERT lots of patience, although sometimes it wears thin,
Especially when people ask…”When did this job begin”?
But if we’re lucky like these two and find a treasure trove…
We count our blessings and exhale…(and here I’m dumping CLOVE)…
The bottom line, once you do start…no matter how you kvetch…
It’s all irrelevant really…’till you hit the HOME STRETCH! 🏠
A term usually reserved for sports, HOME STRETCH is the definition of the final part of something, particularly between the last turn and the finish line on a racetrack, or the third base line and home plate in baseball. But the way it’s used here today is especially amusing. The finishing of the construction work is within sight, in the final STRETCH, it’s a construction job being done on our couples HOME, and in addition… it’s an addition! Literally!…STRETCHing that space by expanding…But the real coo here? The woman’s pregnant! An addition indeed! Job truly well done by David…a very clever multi-play on words….
And speaking of…today we have a split-level decision…While they’re all old favorites, two of them, (VOCEL and SAMPIH, going way way back, to 2010 and ‘13 respectively), are repeat anagrams, while the other two are from the end of last year. And it was only MISHAP that caused 3 of the Early Birds to hammer away at a little…the rest were put up with ease…
Our couple today shares center stage with one other major character, and three minor ones. Built around a suburban USA background, we see our contractor showing the home owners his set of blueprints. And as the husband surveys them, we hear our expectant Mother saying how glad she is that the work will be done before it’s time for their new addition. And she’s definitely happy with what she saw. Obviously their guy did a bang up job, and nailed it by staying on schedule. Let’s face it, Folks…Construction can be a punishing business…axe anyone of those guys…and they’ll tell you how awl-encompassing it is…Anyway, with the husband praising the timing, since obviously nothing got jambed up, we can honestly say that this contractor was definitely above board…and he did a riveting job!
Eye candy? It’s pretty much nuts and bolts…but I think I’ll go with the guy hammering away on the roof. He’s wearing the oddest expression…Who knows?…maybe he’s got a screw loose…So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And I wanted to leave you with a little construction joke…but I’m still working on it! 🏠🙋🏻♀️