My G.F. Answers Five Questions Friday

While Mr. Basketmaker was teaching all day today in his workshop, I called up my GF (aka, God Father; aka, Uncle Ed) to fill in for Eric and answer today’s five questions.

Q: We need to get a storm shelter in place. Your son-in-law recommended burying a plastic septic tank. Would that work?
GF: I don’t see why not.

Q: But plastic? Shouldn’t it be fiberglass? Isn’t there a difference?
GF: The plastic will be fine. It will be just as strong. It’s made with a mold whereas the fiberglass tanks starts like a cloth and resin is mixed in and then it’s formed into a shape. For the purpose you are using it as, both will be fine. 

Q: Now couldn’t I just dig the hole myself?
GF: With a shovel? Yes you could, but why.

Q: How long do you think it would take me to dig a hole, with a shovel, large enough for a septic tank?
GF: Ah, two weeks? But why waste your time. Rent a machine.
(You have more faith in my digging ability than Eric who said it would take me two years! But you’re right. Rent a machine to do it for me. Even better, rent a machine while Eric is away at a workshop and then tell him I dug it out myself.)

Q: Now to Eric’s favorite question, What aggravated you this week?
GF: What aggravated me this week? Nothing. I had a perfect week. When you get to be my age, very little bothers you.

Thanks Uncle Ed!!

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  1. Janet Gallant

    I love Uncle Ed! Please, let’s hear from him more often!! Janet

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Five Questions Friday from our S.I.L.

As I wrote last month, I’ve been recuperating from a small illness (nothing major) and decided to take a break from my blog and painting. I’m on the mend and will soon be back to normal. My sister Michelle helped me by asking Eric his 5 questions last time and this week’s five questions are from our sister-in-law, Michele (yes, they have the same name).

SIL: When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Eric: ahhh… geez… an industrial designer of sorts – building big things.

SIL: How would you spend an “ideal” day?
An ideal day? Ah I’d say sitting behind the third base dugout at a Red Sox / Yankees game. Oh and at Fenway Park of course.

SIL: What is the oldest keepsake in your possession?
Well, if you’re talking about an heirloom from family it would be my Grandmother’s huge oak table.

SIL: When is the last time you did not have facial hair?
Early twenties.

SIL: What aggravated you this week?
Well Lynne can answer this one. I was wearing headphones and mowing the lawn and rode right over an extension cord that I left there. And of course, my wife was outside picking up sticks and heard it all. So I couldn’t deny anything or hide the evidence.

Thanks Michele! Great questions. I’m seeing more questions from you in the near future!


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  1. Lynn, hoping you are back to your ole self soon! Come and see us in NM sometime…….tell Michelle to bring the boys out too! Love to see your blog and keep up with y’all! Di

    • lynne

      That sounds like a great idea. But it may just be Michelle and Ben and myself. I hear Sam is heavy into baseball and hockey that he hardly has any time off!

  2. Joanne H

    If you were at a Red Sox/ Yankee game and caught a Yankee home run would you throw it back? Be careful Eric it’s a trick question! Lol

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Five Questions Friday: Invasion of the In-Laws

I have been sick for a couple weeks and my poor blog has been neglected. So my sister Michelle from Chicago has stepped in to ask Mr. Basketmaker tonight’s five questions friday….

Q from Michelle: So mother-in-laws always get a bad rap. What about your mother-in-law that breaks the mold?
Eric: She sure doesn’t eat much.

Q from M: What topic is brought up the most with your father-in-law?

Q from M: How many days is long enough for a visit from your in-laws?
You expect me to answer that my dear sister-in-law?

Q from M: Any qualities that remind you of your wife that is exhibited by your inlaws.
She got all their good ones.

Q from M: What aggravated you this week?
Getting a ticket today for the rare occasion of not using my seatbelt.  

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