#WDYS — Just Imagining

Mark fancied himself to be a craftsman, and now that he was retired, he would finally find the time to dedicate to his craft. He decided that in order to meet his woodworking needs, he needed to create a shop in his garage and outfit it with a complete set of woodworking tools.

Mark went to his local hardware store and said that he needed all of the tools a woodworking craftsman could possibly need. Mark bought saws, chisels, files, planers, hammers, mallets, pliers, sanders, and all manner of tools in various shapes and sizes. He also bought a wordworking bench and shelves where he could organize and hang all of his new tools. Before leaving the hardware store, Mark arranged for all of his purchases to be delivered to his home.

Mark was very excited two days later when his tools, workbench and shelves were delivered. He immediately set it all up in his garage and when he was finished, he called his wife to come out and take a look. “Look at this,” he proudly said to her. “Just imagine the beautiful things I will carve and build for you.”

Three months later, Mark was sitting on the couch and watching TV. His wife came up to him and said, “I’ve been imagining all the beautiful things you were going to carve and build for me, but so far that’s all I’m doing. Just imagining.”

Mark looked up at his wife, started rubbing his hands and grimacing. “This damn arthritis has flared up and is killing me,” he said. “But just imagine when this flare up has passed the beautiful things I will carve and build for you.”

Written for Sadje’s What Do You See prompt. Photo credit: free image @ Google.

12 thoughts on “#WDYS — Just Imagining

  1. Sadje October 3, 2022 / 6:18 pm

    Aww, at least he hasn’t given up and still have grand plans. Thanks Fandango for joining in. How was your vacation with your family?

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    • Fandango October 3, 2022 / 10:00 pm

      It was nice, but it was cut short by a day for my grandson and his family as he developed a cold, a cough, and a fever, so they headed home early to take him to a doctor. He’s doing okay now, though.

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      • Sadje October 3, 2022 / 10:10 pm

        That’s good too know. When our kids were small, they would get sick on the vacation! It’s a sort of kiddie rule.

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  2. Lou Carreras October 3, 2022 / 7:01 pm

    The Marks of the world help keep the economy turning…turning out tools that clutter shops and never get used. Of course I would never succumb to that…not at all!

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    • Fandango October 3, 2022 / 10:02 pm

      I actually thought about you, Lou, when I saw the photo and wrote my post. No, not as Mark, but as a craftsman with wood, and the beautiful carvings you make.


  3. Nope, Not Pam October 4, 2022 / 2:41 am

    I have a hubby like that 🙂

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  4. KL Caley October 10, 2022 / 12:57 am

    Haha – poor Mark! I have friends that are “tradesmen” and their partners always complain their houses are last on the list to be fixed. Great entry. KL ❤

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