Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wahooo!

Do you ever call your husband at work to tell him something totally awesome and his response is a monotone, "oh that's great!" (I debated using an exclamation point or a period, but it's not like he is saying it sarcastically so I opted for the exclamation point). Then you realize that he is being shy because he is sitting in his cubicle at work and has a thing about anyone knowing that he answers personal calls during office hours. Then you try to not be sad but you can't help but wish he would jump up and down and shout "THAT IS SO AWESOME" just like you did for twenty minutes before you called him?

Oh, it's just me who does that? Huh.


Because our disposal just stopped working about a week ago and....well, have you ever lived without a disposal? I'm sure people must have in the olden days, but back then you were used to it. If you have had the luxury of using a disposal and then it goes kaput you do dumb things like dump leftover mac and cheese, etc down the sink and then curse the heavens because you have to fish it all out with your bare hands. Anyway, add that to having a weak stomach already and...yeah.

We were all stressed because we don't know how to fix disposals, we don't want to buy a new one and even if we did we probably wouldn't know how to put it in. Bleh.

Anyway, so someone mentioned there was some reset button on the disposal, tried that....nothing. Then last night at a girl party of all places we were discussing how one could fix a disposal and I was told to get a monkey wrench (allen wrench, some sort of little wrench) and monkey around with it and see if that helped and it totally worked! How in the world was I supposed to know that? I almost went out and bought a new disposal and all I needed was a simple tool. What other household dilemmas have been stressing me out unnecessarily? Maybe there is a some random solution to those too! Seriously, tell me these common knowledge little fix-it things because I have no idea!

So, please, jump up and down on your sofa in my behalf because I fixed the disposal. For free. And I know Blaine is excited but he can't express that right now and I need someone to be excited :)

15 comments:

TK said...

I have the same thing Blaine does, and it makes Katie irritated each time she calls.

Sheyenne said...

YAHOOOOOO!!!!! I'm excited for you. But now the Home Depot date is out. Maybe I can wrench my dishwasher....

Janae said...

That is awesome! My disposal is actually broken but I have not had a chance to tell DH about it. And I am a little worried that he will be all miffed and blame me for putting things down there I shouldn't....I am going to get under the sink after my primary meeting! Wish me good disposal vibes.

And I think my DH is worse than yours at the monotone voices....in fact his whole family is. It makes Christmas super exciting. Let me tell ya.

JoAnna said...

*\O/* YIPPEE!! Wahoo!!!!

I lived in a basement apt once without a disposal and I felt like such a prissy baby because I would be in tears just about every time I had to dig out my disgusting leftovers. Ugh!!

Blaine said...

WHAT?! The DISPOSAL you say?! You FIXED it?! Well that IS good news!! OH my GOSH! How did you ever do it? I just, man that had been stressing me out, stressing all of us out, but, LOOK AT YOU! You just FIXED IT! THANK YOU! THAT IS SO AWESOME!

The real question is, why do you call me instead of texting me? IM or text me next time and, oh, you'll get excitement.

Kristi said...

Aren't you all jealous at my sweet, kind, unsarcastic husband. Eat your heart out ladies. Eat. Your. Heart. Out.

Kristi said...

From one Kristi to another - Wahoo!!!

chelon:) said...

way to go fix-it lady!! on a side note, my hubby's family never had a disposal until just a couple of years ago. soooo sucks to have to dump smelly food into the garbage can...YUCK!

Blaine said...

Kris and I have already worked this out in person (it started when I got home and went for a hug and she shunned me...) but let the record show: I was not being sarcastic! I was trying to say "here's how excited I really am--you should talk to me by written communication next time so I can actually express myself" but she took it as "what the heck do you want me to say? So you fixed the disposal, get over yourself."

So I can kind of see how you could read it either way but I promise I meant it the first way, I really am glad she fixed it and I only wish I could have expressed that on the phone and not started this whole thing to begin with. Anyway...now you know I'm not a jerk. :)

Kristi said...

It's true. He's really not.

Michelle said...

Can I just tell you, that I love you guys! Your blog just makes me happy! Thanks for giving me an out loud laugh. And I really am very happy for you guys!

Linds said...

I really love getting insights into your marriage and the "fun" little things that go on... :) you guys are awesome.

Aimee said...

Kristi, your blog is in my top three of favorite blogs to read. You have such a way with words!!

Gretchen said...

Oh man! That phone thing totally happens to me all the time. There must be some force at that workplace of theirs that saps all their ability to talk normally to their emotional wives...

Melissa Ash said...

Yeah, a while back you asked if we were readers of everyone's comments or not, and I TOTALLY am, and they made me laugh harder than the post itself! :) You guys crack me up! I can see how it was a total misunderstanding, but I loved Kristi's comeback!! :) HIlarious!