The box. They made me wait until the very end of the present opening to open my two big boxes. In the most recent big box, was a new flat screen television for our bedroom. Frankly the minute that box hit the pile, I new what it was. Mr. Boar had dropped very unsubtle hints and it is as much a present for him as for me. The television that was in our bedroom was 15 years old, and although nothing was wrong with it, it was a technological dinosaur. The new one is fantastic. But let’s proceed to the original mystery box. The one with all the clues and taped over peep holes……
Do you remember me telling you how I love to find junk on the side of the road? Well, this trunk is the beauty that was inside the mystery box.
Let’s review the list of clues ….
- it is something I will want. Not anything that I’ve said I’ve wanted. D#2 spotted it at the barn, abandoned in the back storage room
- it is heavy. not as heavy as I thought
- it was D#2’s idea once they got it, the Boar took it into his workroom to customize it Then Boar had to refurbish it.
- when Boar went shopping for the customization, he went to Home Depot, but said that if they didn’t have what he needed, he would go to Kohl’s. New hinges and leather straps. Which if he couldn’t find at Home Depot, he was planning on buying two belts at Kohl’s
- it is not in the box it came in it is in a wooden box inside the box (see picture taken through carry handle hole in side of box that didn’t get covered in wrapping paper)
- in order to get it, D#2 did something that was out of the ordinary for her she asked around about who the box belonged to, including talking to trainers that she doesn’t know – pretty bold stuff for her!
- Boar and D#2 have been cooking this up for a few weeks
A red Ipod Nano!! Yay!! this was on my list and they even got it inscribed! Here is a close up of the inscription. A quote from Arrested Development. D#2 share my abiding and somewhat compulsive love for quoting all things AD. it couldn’t be more perfect!
You are very, very spoiled. So cool what D2 id to get that box for you. And you kept the special part of the wrapping, yes?
The box is fabulous! And what a nice treasure inside. You are one Hot Matha…that’s for sure;-)
that is awesome! both the chest and the red ipod! :) love the surprise :)
Freaking nuts. The lot of you. And I mean that in the most loving way possible.
Very entertaining saga, love the result. You are clearly loved by your family.
My appetite is satisfied. I was so wondering what that box was. I love it and it goes so well with your decor. What a thoughtful bunch of swine.
A box in the box! Perfect! But no Cara. I will admit to a bit of disappointment there. I think if I had a Nano to inscribe in the same way, it would say: The Seaward.
Wow! Who would have guessed A box in the box?
They put SO much love and effort into giving you a fab Christmas Ann. I think they earned Big points this year! (maybe make some shrimp scampi!)
Very cool, a new fiber storage unit! Put some cedar pieces in it and stuff it with roving!
You should put the Llama Llama song (http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/llama.php) on your new ipod and spin to it!
Those are fantastic gifts. I am picturing all your most beautiful yarn artfully spilling out of the open chest, lovely.
I love those red ipods! If I didn’t already have a black one I’d have gotten one of those instead!
What a delightful surprise and story! Clearly your family dotes on you. As they should.
Definitely put LOTS of yarn and roving and some cedar blocks in that chest. Martha Stewart, eat your heart out!
you deserve it baby
Operation Hot Mother indeed! (“Yeah… let’s try to top that.” “They didn’t, and operation Hot Mother was soon underway.”)
Happy holidays to you and yours!
I just love happy endings (: you are very lucky to have such a loving family..
That is an EXCELLENT gift! Caring, thoughtful, personal effort from all . . . perfect! (And the iPod isn’t exactly bad, either…)
Hey, that’s not a sheep! So you scored nicely I must say! I’m still cracking up about the Op Hot Mom-LOVE AD! I miss the Blooms so much! Anyway, have fun!
FANTASTIC!!! But I can’t make out what that brass plate says on the chest…
LOVE, love, love your custom, Red iPod!!
Now THAT is an inspired gift. Lucky you (for the family, not just the gift).
That is an awesome trunk. You obviously inspire your family to get that all together.
I am thinking of getting an mp3 player. Can you give me the benefit of your experience and tell me what to look for, I have never owned or used an mp3 player. I want to list to music and podcasts when I am at the gym but also when I am fibering.
looks like you have a really loving and creative family! :) what great gifts! glad you had a nice Christmas, and Happy New Year! :)
Oh, odds my bodkins. Talk about genius gift presentation. That was brilliant.
Of course, I think that your family was in cahoots with my family, because Lloyd managed to surprise me, too:
Happy New Year to my favorite quoter of Arrested Development in the known universe. :)
Overall, a fantastic end to a fantastic mystery! I’m sure by now you’ve loaded up the little red guy with all sorts of tunes perfect for hot mother shenanigans!