April 14, 2006


The word "erection" makes me giggle. Say it with me just for fun. It even relates to the content of this post, honest. But not for the reasons I giggle.

One of the major issues we have with our home is lack of storage. Our house has a small attic, a tiny outdoor shed, and even tinier closets.

In and of itself, it's not all bad to have limited space to stash away every little thing we acquire and may or may not have a use for down the road. It forces us to be selective. But obviously a place to efficiently store seasonal items, tools, yard equipment and a selection of sentimental crap is essential. Maybe not as essential as is air to breathe, but it's way up on the list for people like Wendy and me who just don't do clutter. Plus we need room to store The Boy's stuff. Isn't it a parental obligation to stash your children's belongings until they have adequate space of their own?

While renovating other parts of our house, the basement has served double duty as a storage room and a staging area for other projects---it is the lonely place our pool table has gathered dust as our billiard playing skills rust into oblivion.

The basement is almost more daunting a project than the other work we've done. It consists of four spaces: a bathroom desperately in need of complete redesign/redo, a laundry/mechanical room currently resembling a hellish dark dungeon, a room earmarked to be our guest room, and a rec room. But before we can begin working on any of it, we need to clear it out.

This weekend marks the start of our basement renovation with Phase I: The Great Shed Erection Project. (There's that word! Even typing it makes me giggle. Is there something wrong with me?) We have educated ourselves on the theoretical how-to's of the project, the site has been selected and the building kits were delivered yesterday. It's time to grab our tools and tackle the inevitable dichotomy between theory and reality.

Notice I said "kits." We'll be erecting twin 10'x12' sheds, one for yard equipment and the other for stuff too cumbersome to haul up the attic stairs.

Watch this space for an upcoming pictorial documentary of the experience. It's sure to be a hair-raising tale filled with drama and suspense, poignant moments, and more than a few curse words. Certainly there will be a moral to the story and a happy ending with the lesbian laborers high-fiving in celebration of girl power. At least that's the plan.

Can't you just feel the excitement in the air?



Lorianne said...

So, you're promising to show pictures of not one erection, but TWO?

Hmmmm, pictures of erections. Just imagine the Google hits *that* search string will bring you! ;-)

Pisces75 said...

I also giggle at the word Penetration. Every time a sports commentator says it during a football game or a basketball game I giggle. We made a drinking game...everytim penetration is said during the course of the game, DRINK!! Maybe we should add erection to that as well just in case it would ever occur.

Elizabeth McClung said...

after just completing a wine rack (with new simplier instructions) that picture sheet of 2 billion parts that must go HERE covers me with a sheen of fear. Good luck.

Oh, and if you like those words, why not read victorian sensational/pulp literature where the word "ejaculates" is used for "shout" - "Egad, the horses are loose!" he ejaculated.

the determined dieter said...

I didn't think the word erection would be all that exciting for a lesbian.

(I don't mean that in a bad way; I'm one myself.)

A lesbian, I mean. Not an erection.

Career Guy said...

Wonder Twin powers--Activate!!...Shape of...a tool shed!

Bobita said...

I love your blog!

I also love erecting things! ;) Seriously, I think it might be a strange form of neurosis! If it comes in a long, flat box and includes a fat instruction booklet...I'm IN!

Good luck with the erection.

Gina said...

Ok, I am laughing at Bobita!

So what you are saying is that you are going to have a Lesbian Erection? And to paraphrase Career Guy, a Twin Lesbian Erection?

We've got to see pictures of that.

I'm betting there would be guys willing to pay for them.

Anonymous said...

erection erection erection erection..now stop the giggling, you've got work to do. Raise them sheds, girls!

Good Luck and Good Fun!

Teresa said...

Hey, Suzanne, way to make me jealous with all your highfalutin talk of "attics" and "basements." Most Southern California houses lack basements altogether, and as for attics, those are just dusty crawlspaces full of insulation. I've been up in ours exactly twice: both times to try to locate the %@$# leak that eventually resulted in a caved-in office ceiling. And during both visits I asked myself the same question: Are those mouse droppings?

Good luck with the erection. The mere thought of it gives me flop sweat.

Geeky Dragon Girl said...

Okay you just gave my a headace...there is no way I could have that erection up on my own!

Geeky Dragon Girl said...

Mar, you know you wouldn't have to do anything like that on your own, because I'd be there with you! We do erections as a couple. *giggle*

Anonymous said...

Good luck with your erections!

Eyes for Lies said...

So, how did it go?

weese said...

ooo yay. pictures!
(because you know I would have asked for them anyway)

KMae said...

Wow, I OD'd on erections years ago. teeehee! But maybe a TOOL shed or two... Now THAT's exciting!

And Gena.... FUNNY!!

SassyFemme said...

There's something about lesbians and erections that just don't go together! ;)

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

I can honestly say I haven't giggled like i just have for quite some time. erections, hmmm, beautiful and yet deangerous things. lesbians, well, i think i am a lesbian trapped in a man's body - who knows?

My personal favourite is when in church the priest says we want god to 'come amongst us'. i mean i love to 'come' as much as the next person, but the idea of jesus doing it just before i take bread and wine - just doesn't rock my boat...

...bloody great site