Monday, June 13, 2011

A Body Part

Who would've thought that a tree stump would 'sell' a house.  But this one did.  That was in 2006.  What do you think our intentions were.... for this stump?  

If you guessed 'have an ear carved out of it'  

Due to circumstances which I won't get into at this time, our plans of a business did not materialize back in 2006... and our tree stump only served as a safe haven for bunnies, bugs, and... woodpeckers?

Gary looked out the window last month and noticed a woodpecker pecking away.  
Then again another day... and another...

"He's carving our ear for us.." I said.  

Okay, so he wasn't carving our ear.  See the bench in the background?  We were walking past it last week and Gary said, "Too bad they won't let us put a sign on the bench to advertise our business..."  (It's right in front of our house).

The next day we got a letter in the mail offering a plaque to be put on one of the benches for a fee, of course... with our business name on.  "YES!  WE'LL TAKE THE BENCH AT 700 NATIONAL HIGHWAY.."  We sent them a check right away.

Pop pop takes Rissi out to show her what the woodpeckers did to our stump.

Hoping to find Mr. Woodpecker

"C'mon Pop pop.  Will you make bucka for breakfast now?"

And so...  our grand opening will be in July.

And the stump has been stamped 'off limits' to Mr. Woodpecker.  Soon there will be a body part (an ear) growing from our yard.  


  1. That is so cool! I can't wait to see it....

    Best wishes on y'all's new venture! Gary looks like such a great "pop pop"

    Hope that advertisement gets y'all lots of buisness....


  2. now that is really something,, excellent!

  3. I'm stumped. Pun intentional!

    Really though, I haven't a clue as to the "ear" thang but I'll wait as the story unfolds.

    I'm all ears! (love these puns!)

  4. slow that I am, I was like "why do they want to carve an ear???" It wasn't until the very end of the post that it all made sense, LOL. Good luck with it all!


  5. Can't wait to see the stump transformation and that is great news about the bench!

  6. This is too amazing and I just can't wait to see the stump and the sign and everything!!!!!!!!!

  7. Saw your comment on Rebecca's weight loss post. There are free sites on the Internet that can help you with your own weight loss journey (THIS IS NOT A SPAM COMMENT) but I know it kinda sounds like one. I go to a site called: they have exercise plans and nutrition plans and it is all free. Good luck!

  8. It's amazing how things are working out for you.

  9. Can't wait to see the stump/ear! And cool about the sign on the bench too. Good luck on the grand opening.

  10. Oh EAR sitting on your front lawn.....dat is very..................Eerie!

    (For real...can't waits to see it)

  11. Oh Bobbi!
    I know you are so excited for the opening of your place. I am thrilled for you!
    I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for ordering a book...I know I will get there and it's getting closer and closer...
    for both of us; good things come to those who wait!

  12. What a neat story....I too will be waiting to see the carving and congratulations on your new venture....

    I am so glad I have found your blog......I can tell you are a dear so I joined and I will definitely be back for more visits......

  13. I can't wait to see the plaque!!! But the stump, is Gary going to carve an ear?? Are you going to advertise the grand opening, have you had many customers yet or are you not open till the grand opening?

  14. Some of my followers posts have not been showing up on my sidebar from time to time, that must have been what happened to me on yours. I saw where you signed to follow me again. The funny thing is, If I forget that I'm following a blog, and try to follow again, it won't let me. It will say that I am already following it! I need to go look now and see if you are on there twice, that would be strangely cool!!!

  15. You are, you're on there twice! I think that shows that the sidebar really does go wonky from time to time. I have missed several followers posts, and they have missed others when some will just drop off for a few days.

  16. Hi Bobbi and Gracie,
    I wish you all the good luck in the world Bobbi!!! I hope you business is a big success. It is a hard thing to do, making a small business a success. I have been a part of many of them through out my years. Tom as been in business for 15 years. It is a one man operation. He will fix just about anything, build about anything. The things he loves to build is monster trucks!!
    Thanks for your visit.
    xx, Fern

  17. I am excited for you and your business, too. At some point withing the next ten years, I will need your type of services since I have already experienced some hearing loss in the upper range. it's a bummer.

  18. Totally totally cool! LOVE THIS STORY!

    Now go for it on WW. If my weak little self can do it anyone can! I KNOW YOU CAN!

    Thanks for the heads-up on my giveaway, too!


  19. What a great idea! I can't wait to see it!


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