Friday, January 7, 2011

Accessorizing The Mumu

Little Duck spends her days entertaining Sista while I work. Sista is a GodSend! I’m brilliantly lucky her daughter and mine, at 7 months apart in age, are such inseparable cousins that they can be chained to the pole in the basement all day and not harm one another. ( <---that is sarcastic humor for those lacking it. Don’t call CPS. She is well loved and well cared for in a chain-free environment)

Yesterday when I arrived to retrieve Little Duck, I was greeted with “You’re gonna have to drop her off dirty so she fits in next week. And we need to plan some girl time for shopping. I must accessorize my new Mumu”

Me: “SUH-WHEET! Dumpster Diving!”

Turns out Sista’s dear ‘MoneyGrowsOnTrees’ Husband has been turned onto the Police recovery lot by a friend. A quick browsing venture and ‘if everything goes right’ Sista will be the new proud owner of:

2 trucks

1 trailer

1 field tiller

1 Ford engine

1 Gator thingie-mabobber

1 chainsaw

…..for the low low price of $400

You’d think maybe they live on property…..nope

Large acre lot? –nope

Own a storage unit? Extra garages? Big oversized basement?


So she asks him “…and just where do you plan on putting all this shi…tuff?”

MoneyGrowsOnTrees Husband "....the backyard of course!"

Enter The MUMU

image from google images
So now, if you'll excuse me, since the backyard is soon to be over flowing it is time to help ensure the contents of the basement are barfed onto the front lawn. We strive for authenticity in our family.


Babes Mami said...

Your poor poor sista! Mine rarely buys extra things but half the time he does they are wierd things we will likely never use. He stopped 'but it was cheap/on sale/a dollar'ing a long time ago and man was I proud!

adrienzgirl said...


Look it's furniture for sittin' 'round the bonfuuuuuur!

I had no idea ya'll had rednecks up 'thuuuur in them thuuuuur parts! *please insert my best Andy or Larry the Cable guy accent*

....and in your own family no less!

That's pure straight up awesomeness at it's finest!

DaisyGal said...

wow he sounds like my mom...who never lets a good yard sale pass her by. But I have stopped accepting things and this has curbed her quite a bit.

You make my whole day when I laugh like this :)

Oilfield Trash said...

That is just too funny. Reminds me of the episode of Family Guy where Quagmire bids on a used pair of womens panties.

Two Normal Moms said...

OMG - a dude at the police recovery lot is like a chick at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - except our crap fits in the closet!

Kage said...

daffy, why did you put that picture of my backyard on your post like that? is this meant to be funny?

what are you trying to say?!?! HUH?

oooh! there's that camaro engine.

Jumble Mash said...

Haha too funny. I wish I had a money tree.


I don't know how pictures of MY yard got on Google, but I am feeling very violated right now.

becca said...

haha and so rocking the mumu

The Queen said...

Don't forget to grab us some busted up ole web lawn chairs... I ain't sitting on my fat ass in the lawn while we watch them haul this shit in.. and beer.. I'll be needing beer... cheap beer.. no name beer... I'll fit right in..

Sandra said...

Ah. You live in one of those classy neighbourhoods.
Love the part where you have to point out the sarcasm, because I know that you will honestly get people writing a comment like, "You know they could bang their heads on the pole they're chained to."

Alexis AKA MOM said...

hehe Rick pulls crap like that all the time! I own a jetski that is a lovely flower pot on the side of my house. Since we have NEVER once taken it out!!

The Blue Zoo said...

I think my hubs must be related to hers. Seriously.

I should blog about the sh...tuff thats in our yard. said...

Every family should have a Mumu and at least 1 Gator thingie mabobber. Or not.

Quirkyloon said...

I ALWAYS learn from you. So that's what it's called: a Gator thingie-mabobber.

Thank-you! Thank-you!

You are a gem.


Momma Fargo said...

It's lawn ornaments or ghetto gardening...or something fun like that! LOL. Love it.

Raoulysgirl said...

I SWEAR that the people in that bottom pic live down the street from me. My sister and I call them "Sanford and Son" because their front yard is so ridiculously trashy. They did, however, sweep off their front porch in order to store their gokart, moped, and bicycles there for the winter...

Mae Rae said...


Shell said...

I'm kind of stuck on the idea of chaining up the kids....

ThePeachy1 said...

I would say that's a picture of my yard, but there's isn't dirty just cluttered. We ALL know there's a difference, plus we have WAY more broken cars in the yard, why? My husband thinks if it runs out of gas it's broken. TADAA! congrats to me for marrying a guy who speaks in Binary that doesn't know a tire can be changed.
Enjoy your dumpster diving, hope you live in the deep south because anywhere else it's covered in snow.