Get to know the elusive Mr. LBB! He finally agreed to an interview….
So Mr. LBB, do you like being called Mr. LBB?
I have no opinion. Sorry.
Well, we are off to a great start. What exactly do you do for a living?
I co-own a business called SC Industrial that does drilling, blasting, excavation and rock mitigation. We also build and remodel high end homes and clean waste-2-energy power plants using explosives. Basically, we hang off mountains and blow sh*@#t up.
That sounds dangerous. What does Ashley think about that?
Let’s just say that every time I leave for a job site I get the question “is your life insurance in check?” If I’m dealing with explosives it’s usually “when’s the last time you increased your life insurance.” But in reality, my job is actually safer than many industrial-based jobs.
What do you like best about your job?
It lets me be an intellectual behind a desk and also work with my hands in the field. It’s the best of both worlds. Boo loves hanging out with the guys. She tells people that our company “moves mountains……like Armageddon.”
“Uncle ” Walker explaining unicorns and space:
Our friend “Uncle” Chris even has a tattoo of her:
Do you have any tattoos?
No. But maybe one day.
How do you help around the house?
I do everything……except for brush Boo’s hair.
Does Ashley have any responsibilities around the house?
Yes, but she finds ways to get someone else to do it. I don’t care how she gets it done….as long as it’s done. She does do all the grocery shopping though. I can’t stand the grocery store. It’s paralysis by over analysis……I get stuck when there is more than one choice.
Do you craft?
No way. I’ll make stuff out of wood though if Ashley asks. I’m more of a lawn and garden guy.
Do you decorate?
I have no opinion on decor except that it’s comfortable.
What’s the worst DIY project Ashley’s done?
The pillows on our couch….she never finished them. And they’ve been there for 2 years.
How do you feel about Lisa mooching food from your fridge and eating all your leftovers?
I didn’t know. I’m pissed now. Actually, we’ll call it even….I borrowed an extension ladder from her house recently.
What’s your favorite project Ashley’s ever done?
The Sinclair Gas Station painting. My great grandfather owned a Sinclair Gas Station. It now hangs in my office.
Do you read the blog everyday?
About every other day. I try to be supportive of everything Lil Blue Boo.
Do you have a favorite post?
Have you ever written a post for the blog?
Yes, the day after she woke up in ICU. Lisa was getting a tons of emails and we needed to say something. It’s called An Update from Brett.
Does anything ever surprise you about the blog?
The love and generosity that people have for someone they’ve never met in person. We do everything we can to pass it on. I try to read every comment….but it’s gotten a lot harder lately!
How do you feel about Ashley sharing so much personal stuff on the blog?
Well Ashley strategically keeps me out of it……I’m actually a very private person. All my friends will laugh at that comment because I’m an open book to them…..but only to those that I know and trust.
How did you really feel when Ashley got on the roof that day following chemo?
It was a testament to how truly impatient Ashley is.
When has Lil Blue Boo popped up in your life unexpectedly?
Playing Battle of the Sexes one time the question was “What is a fabric with small pastoral scenes on it?” I knew the answer: toile. I’ve never lived it down.
What’s it like every day at the LBB headquarters?
If I’m lucky enough I get to spend about 30 minutes there during the work day. I come home for lunch and eat lunch with the gals in the office. It’s my comic relief. There’s always a ton of energy. But, they always forget to buy me lunch when they get takeout and I’m left with Boo’s mini frozen pizzas.
Do you help with ideas?
Any idea I have is quickly shot down. There is a lot of eye rolling.
How do you deal with all the craft crap laying around?
It looks like Michael’s Craft Store threw up in my house.
What do you do when your wife wants to buy something new for the business?
I say “yes ma’am.” I’ve learned to not have an opinion on things that don’t really matter to me.
What’s your least favorite thing about Lil Blue Boo?
It never stops. Never. Even when she’s on vacation or relaxing on the beach…..she’s thinking about what she’s going to make. She’s always been a craftaholic…..now she just has a license to do it.
What’s your favorite thing about Lil Blue Boo?
It’s really the best thing that ever happened to us….mostly because it gives Ashley a place to funnel all her energy. If she can’t create she’s kind of a drag (laughs)…..
What’s your biggest pet peeve?
In the evening, every TV in the house is monopolized by either my wife’s addiction to reality TV or my daughter’s VeggieTales. Although now Boo is starting to be interested in Holmes on Holmes and Yard Crashers which I love to watch too.
Oh, and Ashley never cleans a dish…..they pile up in the sink every single day. There are also cups of drinking water all over the house because she forgets where she puts them.
Do you buy into the Choose Joy thing?
Yes. Except for when someone questions my integrity……or when the IRS is incompetent. Here’s my soapbox moment: the IRS is the only institution in America where you are guilty until proven innocent.
Have you ever done a coffee enema?
Yes, I’ll try anything she wants me to…..once.
Have you ever designed a dress?
Once…all I did was pick out the fabrics.
Oh how cute…..you must be so proud. Did anyone buy it?
Any parting words of wisdom today?
Peace out. Choose Joy.
We are going to start having Mr. LBB as a periodic contributor on the blog….talking about marriage, being a dad, cancer and other topics! If you have something you’d like to ask him or want him to address just leave it in the comments!