Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tuesday: Another 'NOT' tale


Last Monday when the demo started our builder told my peeps he had a
fellow who would be coming on Tuesday to take care of some odds and ends 
chores: i.e. hang new doors, repair some sheet rock.  Our builder called him his
'punch list' guy.  We were told he was a retired cabinet maker and all around handy man so we were excited.  When he arrived Tuesday, he introduced himself to Mom.  Later she told Dad his name was Pete.  So the day went on and the peeps talked to Pete a lot.  He was very friendly and had lived in the NC mountains working as a facilities manager for a very popular craft school.  My peeps love the mountains so you know they loved his stories.  As he was leaving for the day, Mom asked him his last name.  He said Williams...mom repeated Pete Williams.  You know what is coming next don't you?   He replied, "my name is NOT Pete".  My name is Feet, you know like what is at the end of your legs, Feet.  
Mom thought surely he was pulling her leg telling her his name was Feet so she said seriously your name is Feet?  He told mom he given the  nickname when he was about 9 and has been called that all his life.  That it is even on his checks.  Each worker who comes in the house takes off their shoes at the door.  Mom had noticed that he had really big shoes compared to the other worker's shoes.  Mom didn't ask how he got the name but she figures it is because he has big feet.



So now we have a growing list of 
Nots:
Not Earl
Not Carol
Not Beth
and 
Not Pete!!
Wonder who will join the Not club next?

No matter what his name is or is NOT he is a most talented handy man and has worked some miracles around here. 
Especially in our laundry area.  Since mom got her stackable 
washer and dryer, the louvered doors would not close. 
Not Pete, built a little recessed cubby for the cables and cords.
Then he was able to push the machines back enough now the doors close.  Small things make a big difference

35 comments:

  1. How cool to have a name like Feet...we just know our Mama would do the same thing and call him Pete!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  2. Er....well actually my name is not Leah!!!!
    Only joking, hehe!
    What a great nickname...Feet......we could call you Paws, Madi...and I'd be Slippers, Floofy Princess Slippers, what do you think?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  3. MOL! That's like calling a Maine Coon kitty "Paws."

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  4. OMD, we just love this story and Not Pete is a winning carpenter too! Awesome☺

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  5. That is funny about Not Pete. But Feet is kind of a different name. Glad he is doing such a good job. Sounds like you are going to have an almost new house. You all take care.

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  6. What a totally pawsome name..........FEET...........Love it.....and it sounds like he knows his stuff too which is always nice. See? If not for the renovation and all this upheaval you never would have met "Not Pete" !!!

    Love, Sammy

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  7. You are so lucky to have found Not Pete! Handymen that show up and do the job are so hard to find. Interesting nickname... :)

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  8. You are so lucky to have found Not Pete! Handymen that show up and do the job are so hard to find. Interesting nickname... :)

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  9. Hari om
    MOL!!! This at least was pawfectly understandable misunderstanble! Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

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  10. Not Madi?!! Nope. I too love your feet.

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  11. hahaha, 1st off that's funny not Pete.
    2nd, a handy man is a valuable thing person to have on a job or around a house
    I love my handy, mechanic, farm guy, friend and My Man

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  12. hahaha isn't that great? I love this not-names and not-tales ... I like people like not-pete, it's like winning the jackpot when you have such workers :o)

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  13. That is sure a lot of stuff happening around your house right now. We hope it lasts for a long time. PS: mom hates it when anyone wears shoes in the house too. Including her. She's afraid that stuff will get off on the floor and make us sick.

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  14. BOW WOW, the NOT posts always crack my mom up! It wouldn't be accurate to say she is NOT amused. Ok, maybe I should leave the NOTs to you. BOL!

    Your pal,
    Christmas

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  15. OMD OMC Madi your mom is a hoot and a half... we just HOPE that the next "NOT" discovery isn't BRYAN.... BaaaaaaaWaaaah... Maybe your dad's REAL name is Bob or KEVIN or THADDEUS.

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  16. Momma's sister is nicknamed Feet too, though they don't call her that much anymore. It's not because her feet are big, it's because she could put her feet behind her head when she was a pup!

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  17. Feet?!?! As in Feety-Feet?!?! Well, who knew.
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

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  18. Not Pete Feet sounds like a pretty handy human pretty Madi!

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  19. to funny your list of NOTS is growing longer each day and why in the world anyone would put that name on his checks i have no idea... i can get the reason for the nic name.. so when do you get your new checks with MOM on then, i ordered mine with MadSnapper just now

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  20. Oh my dawg!! Madi was is your real name?
    Snorts,
    Lily & Edward

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  21. We are glad Not Pete fixed up the laundry area. For some reason moms get real bossy about that spot and it has to be just a certain way. Did our mom tell you about her university friend who she clowned with for a whole quarter named Linda? Anyhoo, after the quarter she finally told mom her name was NOT Linda, it was Glenda. Those hoomans!

    Your Pals, the sons of Not Beth,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  22. very interesting and at the same time its hard not to laugh ... or keep asking. LOL to your mom, Madi. Missed you guys. We just got back and trying to catch-up ... Golden Woofs

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  23. What an easy remedy to your laundry room problem that FEET fixed!
    Hugs and nose taps,
    Kathy and Molly

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  24. Ha ha! Oh Madi we love your mom's Not stories!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  25. madi...R ewe for sure N troo lee sure YUR name iz.....MADI !! ???

    itz way kewl yur mom & dad finded feet; a trust werthy handyee man iz KNOT
    all wayz easee ta come bye in thiz day & age !!! ☺☺☺♥♥♥

    de food servizz gurl haz run a cross a few whoo iz.... KNOT honest !!

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  26. Feet, Not Pete, sounds like a very good person to have around - file that name and number for the future. Great idea about the cord cubby:)


    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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  27. BOL!!! Wells, you knows those peeps, always hearin' what they want to hear! My Ma is the same way....I tells her I wants IScream for dinners, and I gets kibble....
    Sure glads Feet is around, sounds like he is makin' thingies pawfect!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  28. Haha - I would have made that mistake. A good handyman is hard to find, make sure to get his card!

    Monty, Harlow and Ramble

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  29. That is funny. I am glad he fixed the washer cords.

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  30. Hello Sugars! Glad to see you are all well, happy, and still funny as heck!

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  31. We think your mom made an honest mistake this time. Really, how many people would have thought that guy said his name was Feet? It is easy enough to mistake that for Pete. However, maybe your mom should get her hearing checked just to be sure.

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  32. Bwahaahaa! Another Not. But we think Pete for Feet is reasonable!

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  33. OMC! Madi, you can't make these stories up! :)

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