I Spy

As I pulled into the garage the other day, I caught a glimpse of this.

Do you know what it is?



OK, here’s another shot.

Now can you tell?


Hmmm…still no luck, eh? 

Well, here’s the whole thing.


It’s a saw. 

As in, a sharp, dangerous tool designed to cut through massive things like tree trunks.

Wanna know where my dear husband had it hanging?


Who wants to come hang out at my place?  We love to entertain!  We can grill some burgers and swim in the pool.

When you get here, just head out back.  It’s through the death trap white door.

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50 Responses to I Spy
  1. Angie
    May 18, 2010 | 7:11 am

    Oh my God that’s hilarious!!! Sometimes I wonder what goes on in their heads?! hahaha
    .-= Angie´s last blog ..Mom & Me Monday!! =-.

  2. alicia
    May 18, 2010 | 7:16 am

    SUCH A GUY! That’s all I have to say about that. lol

  3. blueviolet
    May 18, 2010 | 6:39 am

    What preposterous reasoning did he have for that decapitation trap?!
    .-= blueviolet´s last blog ..North vs South =-.

  4. Courtney
    May 18, 2010 | 7:49 am

    Oh, Craig…
    .-= Courtney´s last blog ..miscellany monday =-.

  5. Motpg
    May 18, 2010 | 7:57 am

    Oh my goodness, And I thought the machete in the corner behind our front door was menacing. It is true, What are they thinking?!!!
    .-= Motpg´s last blog ..Our Cup Ovary Floweth =-.

  6. Megan (Best of Fates)
    May 18, 2010 | 8:04 am

    Whoa – I can’t believe he put that there! I think I’d have a heard attack if I walked through the door and saw it!

  7. Amanda
    May 18, 2010 | 8:13 am

    The motto for your house should be…”You didn’t need that toe anyway!” :)
    .-= Amanda´s last blog ..Let’s talk about value. Hamburger value. =-.

  8. KLZ
    May 18, 2010 | 9:13 am

    It’s so very, very wrong but that really does make me want to come to your house. Because you are hilarious.
    .-= KLZ´s last blog ..Versa-tility =-.

  9. Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points
    May 18, 2010 | 9:20 am

    I am rolling on the floor over here.

    And I complain about tripping hazards.

    Geez, what do I know???

  10. ElizOF
    May 18, 2010 | 9:40 am

    First I laughed then I thought … Oh! that could be Liz’s head in stitches… phew! Men are full of surprises and this one wins an award. I hope he’s moved it to a safer spot.
    .-= ElizOF´s last blog ..Money & Emotions: How Can I Make a Difference Today? =-.

  11. Molly
    May 18, 2010 | 9:50 am

    Oh my gosh, that is so funny! Straight out of a “my husband is trying to kill me” Lifetime movie.
    .-= Molly´s last blog ..Doing Good, Together, Minnesota-Style =-.

  12. Jenny
    May 18, 2010 | 9:54 am

    okay…what was he thinking? would love to come to the pool but not through that door! i hope it is moved to a more suitable spot! lol…

  13. Natalie
    May 18, 2010 | 9:00 am

    Why in the heck was it hanging there?
    Does he have a large life insurance policy out on you??!
    .-= Natalie´s last blog ..I’m Hoping For an Ally in Alli =-.

  14. Kristin Glasbergen
    May 18, 2010 | 11:07 am

    That is just ridiculous! Makes my shed look down right safe.

  15. Ronnica
    May 18, 2010 | 11:23 am

    Do you get guillotined when you walk through the door? Awesome security measure!
    .-= Ronnica´s last blog ..4 is More! =-.

  16. Jb
    May 18, 2010 | 10:27 am

    What? A rigged bucket of water wasn’t enough for him? Great picture!

  17. Julie
    May 18, 2010 | 12:09 pm

    NICE!!! That’s all I’m gonna say!!
    .-= Julie´s last blog ..Mom n’ Me Monday =-.

  18. Dalia
    May 18, 2010 | 12:10 pm

    Thanks for the laugh today! This is too funny!! This is something my husband would do that is why I am laughing right now!!

  19. Sarah at the Stroller Ballet
    May 18, 2010 | 1:00 pm

    I would say something, but I just locked my 1 year old into my apartment. So I am equally prone to doing thoughtless things. Knives do scare me, though :)

  20. LCW
    May 18, 2010 | 1:01 pm

    Oh my, silly husband! stopping by from the dlist party train. Look forward to reading more.

  21. Salt
    May 18, 2010 | 1:18 pm

    OMG LIZ. FINALLY your blog is updating in my reader! I thought you had fallen off the planet!

    Ok so where do I even begin with this saw thing? It looks like something the kid from Home Alone would rig up to catch those robbers. Very smart, hubs.
    .-= Salt´s last blog ..Performance anxiety? =-.

  22. Ms. Understood
    May 18, 2010 | 1:44 pm

    What in the world??? I second the question . . . have you recently uped your life insurance?? LOL

    Stopping by from SITS.
    .-= Ms. Understood´s last blog ..Playing in the Paint =-.

  23. Lindsay
    May 18, 2010 | 2:21 pm

    Oh geez! How scary! Thank God you saw it!

  24. adriana of Justbyliving.com
    May 18, 2010 | 2:37 pm

    Hilarious! I literally LOL’d. Such a guy thing to do. (stopping by from sits)

  25. Missy
    May 18, 2010 | 3:07 pm

    Hysterical! I am married to a similarly challenged man. He means well, but sometimes his follow-through leaves me baffled.

    This made me laugh – WITH you, not at you.

  26. Vic
    May 18, 2010 | 3:35 pm

    OMGOODNESS! That’s about as crazy as our home!

  27. Beth
    May 18, 2010 | 5:22 pm

    I have a sudden urge to go and see where my husband has put his newly purchased saw. I will be opening the door with the broom and waving it around the sides before I enter.

  28. Greta
    May 18, 2010 | 5:48 pm

    haha that is classic! I love this! And I love that you shared it with all of us :)
    .-= Greta´s last blog ..Taking the High Road =-.

  29. The Drama Mama
    May 18, 2010 | 6:28 pm

    Oh my. I can see GC doing something like that too. Yikes!

  30. Lula lola
    May 18, 2010 | 7:34 pm

    Your own personal guillotine! Nothing says welcome quite that way!
    I hope your insurance agent doesn’t know about your blog. If he does, I’d expect a nice cancellation letter!
    .-= Lula lola´s last blog ..The End of Preschool Celebrated with Hysterical Father =-.

  31. One Love Mama
    May 18, 2010 | 7:40 pm

    You should link this up over at http://liveandloveoutloud.com/ for “No he didn’t Tuesday”. LOL men…

  32. Sherri
    May 18, 2010 | 8:05 pm

    Too funny! I mean, that’s cutting edge humor right there (ha)….does hubby watch lots of Looney Toones cartoons, by any chance?

    I hope you replaced the strangely placed saw with a large bucket of water, hanging and waiting…..
    .-= Sherri´s last blog ..To an Old Friend =-.

  33. Lauren
    May 18, 2010 | 7:53 pm

    How interesting! What was his reasoning for putting it there, I wonder? Lol. It sure did make for a funny blog post, nonetheless. :) Stopping by from the Lady Bloggers.
    .-= Lauren´s last blog ..It’s Been A Heck of A Week, and It’s Only Tuesday =-.

  34. Shannon
    May 18, 2010 | 9:41 pm

    Holy geez, Batman! I would’ve loved to have been a fly on the wall and overheard the ear full I bet you gave your hubby! Now that’s a picture to come home to…Hopefully he’s not sending you a message! Only kidding! Be safe, it looks dangerous around there. :)
    .-= Shannon´s last blog ..Feelin’ Blue… =-.

  35. kim
    May 18, 2010 | 10:06 pm

    THAT is hilarious! Are you married to John Wakefield? (Did you watch that mini horror series, Harper’s Island, last summer?) I got sucked into it and it scared the life out of me. He rigged up all kinds of booby traps like your saw. Watch your back, girl!

  36. Bossy Betty
    May 18, 2010 | 10:15 pm

    Ummm….I want you to be VERY careful around there and if he offers to get you coffee–don’t take it!

  37. julia
    May 18, 2010 | 10:47 pm

    wow. that’s hilarious!!
    .-= julia´s last blog ..Must Haves from around the Blogosphere =-.

  38. Heather
    May 19, 2010 | 12:07 am

    Hahaha! Nice move husband! Totally made me laugh out loud. I wonder why he thought that was a good place to park the saw??

    Have a happy Wednesday Liz! xo
    .-= Heather´s last blog ..I have a major obsession… =-.

  39. heather
    May 19, 2010 | 12:09 am

    I just thought of a reason why he would do that. Maybe he wanted to rub it in that he’s such a handy man. I do that with the mop or vacuum sometimes. You know, so my husband KNOWS I’ve been hard at work. :)
    .-= heather´s last blog ..I have a major obsession… =-.

  40. Donna B
    May 19, 2010 | 1:15 am

    Okay Liz – your hubby and my hubby HAVE GOT to meet! Its entirely possible they were twins separated at birth.
    .-= Donna B´s last blog ..Possession without authority illegal =-.

  41. parenting ad absurdum
    May 19, 2010 | 1:58 am

    Oh, my… that’ll learn the kids to open the door ;).
    .-= parenting ad absurdum´s last blog ..The Politics of Parenting =-.

  42. Charlotte
    May 19, 2010 | 11:30 am

    LMAO!!!! Men. Gotta love ’em :) That just totally made my day (and am VERY relieved that no one was hurt by the guillotine).
    .-= Charlotte´s last blog ..biggest mistakes are the humanest kind =-.

  43. Elle
    May 19, 2010 | 12:01 pm

    HAHAHAHAHHA! That is typical. My husband leaves his circular saw down in our basement which has a play area and also desks since I homeschool. Anyway, all his junk and tools are in the back of our basement right next to where the kids play. I would love to clean it up, but I have no idea where to put the stuff. So he gets really mad because the kids will wander back there and start playing with these things and I’m freaking out because one of these days, they are going to eat something bad or cut themselves or whatever…and he keeps telling me he’ll clean it over the summer. That was 3 winters ago! By the time he gets around to it, our kids will all be graduated from high school.

  44. Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip
    May 19, 2010 | 5:54 pm

    I wanna hear the story behind that one….

  45. Sarah @ OneStarryNight
    May 19, 2010 | 11:15 pm

    LOL I think we all want to hear the story on this one!
    .-= Sarah @ OneStarryNight´s last blog ..Garden and Yard Photos =-.

    May 21, 2010 | 3:06 pm

    That gives ‘I’m going to ‘head off’ over here’ a whole new meaning…..
    .-= ASBLACKASOBAMA´s last blog ..Happy Birthday To Balki Bartokomous! =-.

  47. Krista @ Not Mommy of the Year
    May 22, 2010 | 7:36 pm

    HAHA! That’s funny. I could see my husband doing that and me saying, “nice one, dude. by the way, i’m blogging that.”

  48. Rachel
    May 26, 2010 | 5:17 pm

    I love how you set it up! Thanks for the laugh!
    .-= Rachel´s last blog ..Dollhouses to Create a Geography Lesson =-.

  49. Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud
    May 31, 2010 | 6:06 pm

    That’s hilarious! And how sweet of Ginger Spiker to think of me and recommend this for an OH NO HE DIDN’T! post. Too funny (and dangerous)!

    Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud
    .-= Kristi {at} Live and Love…Out Loud´s last blog ..Not Me! Monday – Puking and Pooping are Uber Sexy =-.

  50. Lori Lavender Luz
    August 26, 2010 | 10:39 am

    And whose visit was this in preparation for?

    If I ever visit you, is it advantageous to me to call ahead? Or not? Hmmmm….

    And thanks for letting me know, via your widget, that I am a total cheapskate with my babysitters.

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