Sunday, July 12, 2009

What has the 'Big Bad Abroad' done to Hubby

I know. I know. Sheesh.

I know you know that a header such as the one above pretty much means that I haven't left the confines of this here portable 'puter for some time now. And I'm possibly starting to reek.

As usual. You know me too well.

I admit to not showering since Friday, listening to outrageous, yet sing-along-friendly country, and indulging in the finer things in this existence: coffee, wine, and blogging (and the occasional pizza as those come delivered to the door). I have indeed been busy writing for Project ARWP, Balderdash, and Siamese twins joined by the ocean. However, as fun as sitting in one of three places: at the kitchen counter, on the upstairs couch, or in the downstairs green armchair, with my laptop on my actual lap and a coffee cup/ glass of wine (allow for variation of the time of day) within easy reach, not much worth writing about happens.

Enter: Hubby with grease on his hands.

"What in the hell and its seven chambers of purgatory (or some such thing that sounds very grand, but extremely distressed at the same time)," I think, but what comes out of my mouth is something more like "Wha... nah... walls 'n fok... fingerprints.. ngh?"

"I have taken out the battery," the good man tells me.

"Who.. Huh?" I wittily respond.

It seems that my loving Hubby had after all decided to actually do something about my broken down Daihatsu. By himself. As he apparently wasn't really feeling my well-thought-out and meaningful experiment to see whether the silvery piece of painted cardboard would catch on and fix itself.

I though he would have called someone.

But Hubs is versatile. Turns out.

"I'm going to run it over to the Battery-store and get it tested," he continues all expert-like.

I must admit I wasn't aware of the fact that he even knew how to pop the hood, let alone extricate a battery. I wouldn't have any idea. I had to spend 5 excruciating minutes with a very nice gas station attendant looking for a lever that would open the gas tank the first and only time I decided to put gas in the car. He was very nice about it. I on the other hand yelled at the Hubby later for not telling me about said lever.

And got the 'WTF woman, read the instructions, or better yet, Google it' face. He would never be so rude out loud.

But instructions and me. That's just never, ever going to happen. Proof: Photoshop, me and annoying tutorials I will never, ever watch. Never. Ever. Got that? Never, ever.

So there.

"They'll test the battery cells, but I think I might end up getting you a new battery," he finishes off with bravado.

And I'm left in awe of who I married.

Although this is the same man who a couple of months ago did not know how to change a tire. Is the universe playing with me or has Hubby discovered Google as well?

We are left to wonder.

19 comments:

temizlik ┼čirketi said...

very nice, super blog!..

Boots said...

Ha! I have so been there done that! I am married to an engineer/saint/do-it-yourselfer-when and if you feel like it kinda guy! and often he amazes me and sometimes well I just want to nail him!

monica said...

Haha...as always it was fun reading this one as well :)

Natalie said...

I am the complete opposite-- I am always in amazement of what my husband CAN'T do. I grew up in a house that my dad designed and built by himself (with the help of a few contractors), when my car breaks down it immediately goes to his house and comes back fixed, and when I need a picture hung it magically appears on the wall perfectly centered and level. Hubby however struggles with anything related to cars, tools, or otherwise manly things. I hope one day he will figure out how to take a battery out of the car...

Michael Malone said...

I come into the category of "Hopeless" when it involves using a tool of any sort. That's why we give occupation titles, dagnammit.
Loving the blog, BTW

Andi Marie Smith said...

Haha! Always charming to read!

Cyndy said...

In our home, we split the responsibilities. DH for brawn, me for brains. Wait, DH has a lot to do with the brains here, too. Dammit! Never mind...

iasa said...

I think hubby has a secret computer and has been freebasing the google.

Vancouver's Enviro Girl said...

Hubs really is the best now isnt he? and I agree, what hubbies can do is sometimes very surpising yet very handy.

WV gencesq: what VEG would say if someone asked her to change a tire

Chrystal's Corner said...

I was checking out the "blogs of note" section for the first time and ran across "yours". I am so delighted I took the time to stop by and grab a read. I will definitely add you as a blogger to follow & Twitter too.

You are too hilarious. I've been told I have a sarcastic wit, after reading your spot - I wondered if I had written the piece or perhaps related to you; either way, LMAO.

gymnstxlvr said...

wow.....

faith
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Chrystal's Corner said...

You may wish to review his search history - you may find something like autozone.com a really handle website that provides step-by-step instructions.

BTW, my spouse refuses to read ANY instructions - he prefers to wing it and feels any parts left over, were the manufactures way of giving you extras, just in case.

Argent said...

My other half is a mixture - last week he replaced our shower unit without a hitch, but has been known to install the wheel bearings on our old car back to front, which you should not in theory be able to do. Not to mention the time he "lubricated" the carburettors on an even older car of our - with superglue!

Guttermouth said...

Haha... seriously, if he can change a tire and extract a battery now then we're on the same level of mechanical knowledge.

And, oh how proud I am on the occasions I get to do those things... feels so... manly.

Optimistic Pessimist said...

sounds like hubbs really knows how to get your motor started.

Otin said...

When the tires go bad, I usually end up trading the car in! Is that lazy? LOL!

K. said...

LOLLL! Love the way you write...

Georgie K. Buttons said...

I'm going to vote that Hubby discovered Google. ;)

Gracey said...

Great post! I am still laughing!

Don't worry, I didn't understand a word either, LOL!

By the way, I have an award for you at my blog. Come and pick it up, if you want. :)