TOOLBOX ANXIETY

My husband is a clever man. He’s a busy business executive; I’m told he is quite a force in the boardroom. He travels extensively for his business and, most weekends, he likes to kick back and relax, have a couple of beers or a Scotch, watch a game on TV and walk the dogs.
Occasionally, though, he does something that causes us all major distress. Original Bunn immediately goes to her room and puts her earphones on. The dogs, tails between their legs, slink off to hide under a shrub in the far corner of the garden. We know that, soon, the air will turn blue with cursing. If a hammer or – worse yet – a drill is involved; there is bound to be blasphemy, as happened this past weekend.
Yes, the man had decided that a bit of domesticity was in order and had got out his toolbox!
I shut myself in the kitchen. We were going to need some liquor soon, I was sure of it…

BLOODY MARY SEAFOOD COCKTAIL
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53 Comments Add yours

  1. we say in the west, u r a snarkey wife! in the best way of course

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thankfully it doesn’t happen often 😉

  2. poor man, you belittle his happy hobby,

    or MAYBE it’s his way of clearing you all away 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      Just a bit of tongue-in-cheek, don’t mean to belittle 🙂

      1. hehehe, he doesn’t read this does he. Or he’d be telling about us shrieking over the TV or some other secret (oops I just told)

  3. Leeswammes says:

    Bottom line: husband, stick to your own trade!

      1. funny how so often we feel the urge to step beyond where we are very competent to try out stuff that’s ‘otherwise’ – like me knitting

      2. theonlycin says:

        Have you finished your jacket?

  4. Tandy says:

    I love the cocktail! I love it when Dave does some work on the house 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      If Alan tried to do what Dave is doing … I think I’d run away 😉

  5. Pseu says:

    Repair or disrepair?

    1. theonlycin says:

      Erm, think dangling light fittings … 😉

      1. Pseu says:

        I hope the electricity is OFF

      2. theonlycin says:

        It was, as was the water :O

  6. Tilly Bud says:

    I’ve heard of men like that…scary 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Yes, rather 😉

  7. earlybird says:

    Were his fingers as bloody as Mary’s ? 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      There was a bit of knuckle grazing, yes 😉

  8. MissChris says:

    Well that devine cocktail should have done the trick! Did you down both? I would have and then the cussing would not have worried me at all!

    1. theonlycin says:

      The cocktails were tiny, I had a few stiffer ones, in a LONG glass 🙂

  9. I can picture this comedy scene, your girl and your pets vacating the premises. Poor guy! What’s he doing to himself? Blessings to you, Cindy…

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Carol, these incidents beggar description 😉

  10. slpmartin says:

    Alas, it’s in the genes. 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      I think the behaviour may be dictated by those scrappy weekend-only jeans 😉

  11. Oh, dear! I suffer in much the same way with Hubs! He is one of those people who absolutely refuse to read directions, until he starts having trouble. Then goes back to read them only to discover that he has so far done everything wrong or backwards.

    I’ve taken to standing around him when he puts things together and I read the instructions to him, whether he wants me to or not, but things generally go better that way, and require less taking apart and starting over. . .

    1. theonlycin says:

      Ooh, I wouldn’t dare, Paula 😉

  12. Haha. That is very funny.
    My man just phones someone. I want a picture up, he phones someone. I have never actually seen him hold any other tool, but one that can be used on a bicycle.
    xx

    1. theonlycin says:

      I usually do the phoning 😉

  13. nrhatch says:

    Candy is dandy
    But liquor is quicker

    Glad you both survived! 😉

  14. gospelwriter says:

    Sitcom material from start to finish – would you could have filmed it for our amusement… But I can see why your preference would be to get out of the way. 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      A filming … now there’s an idea 🙂

  15. Linda says:

    So funny. I feel the same way. Our house is so old that if you start to fix one thing something else breaks so it’s never a good thing to see the tool box come out.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Our house is like that too 🙂

  16. souldipper says:

    My dear Cin…I swear I did not look at this until this minute. I just posted a similar subject! The waves of domesticity must be flying high these days.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Off to have a read 🙂

  17. Beautiful! My wife made a similar soup for my birthday and I love a good bloody Mary.

  18. How wonderful that someone else causes distress just by getting out the toolbox! Phils handiwork is both time consuming and rather original.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Drives me quite dilly, Kate 🙂

  19. bluebee says:

    Rather those tools and the cursing aimed at some inanimate object than you and the Bunn – a man’s gotta have an outlet, y’know! 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      I guess you’re right, bluebee 😉

  20. grandawn says:

    I hope you enjoyed the liquor. 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      I did, Dawn 🙂

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