Thursday, August 27, 2009

I'm Back! And So is My Computer!



Yesterday, I met my husband outside when he came home from work. This conversation takes place in front of our house.


Bob: What's up.
Me: I thought I should warn you before you went inside.
Bob: About...
Me: I moved the couch.
Bob: And....
Me: I can't move it back..
Bob: That's okay. I'll do that. By the way, why did you...
Me: I couldn't find my driver's license renewal slip. It wasn't where I left it...
Bob: (He is used that sort of statement) Okay...so you moved the couch...
Me: The last time I saw it, I was trying to follow the directions to renew over the phone. It must not have worked, because I never got the sticker...
Bob: Okay...the couch?
Me: I was calling from the portable phone while sitting on the couch. I was sure I put it in the bill pile, but can't find it. I thought maybe it slipped under the couch.
Bob: Maybe you could go without the slip and they could just print a new one..
Me: No. The slip says "Do not lose this slip". I think they mean it.
Bob: Well, we could go there to find out what to do...
Me: Or you could pick up the computer. It's ready. Then I can look up the DMV web page, and see if what to do is under frequently asked questions.
(Bob heads back to the van immediately)
Me: Wait! Don't you want dinner first?
Bob: The repair desk closes in ten minutes. No. I do not want dinner first.

Okay. Bob sets up the computer, then moves the couch back while I look up DMV. No answer on the web page. Bob got a renewal letter last week, so he drives me to ask the question (to whom I don't know, but if you are gonna drive a man crazy worrying about something, you need to humor him a little when he thinks he has come up with a solution). In the van, I open my wallet to get my license out and renewal fee ready, and guess what I find what I find in my wallet? The renewal slip. Oh well. I needed to clean behind the couch anyways.

7 comments:

HisFireFly said...

This really IS funny and almost sounds like our house!

At least you got your computer back in the mix.

If we can't laugh sometimes...

Wendy said...

Oh Helen, you really could be my twin!

And I'm THRILLED that you have your computer back!!! I'm doing a happy dance over here!

sherri said...

YAY! You're back! We need to throw a Helen's back party!

You don't even know how badly you were missed!

I LOVE HELEN AND I WANT TO BE THE PRESIDENT OF HER FAN CLUB!

I think I'm going to create a button for our sidebars in your honor! Join The Helen Fan Club.

Welcome back dear friend!

Marni said...

So, so, SO happy you're back. In your absence, I asked that all FOTTSP members get BlackBerry's or iPhones in case of computer failure ;-)

My behind-the-couch could use a little tidying up? Would you like to submit a bid?

Nick the Geek said...

And this didn't make him start twitching? It would make me twitch. I feel a little flutter at the corner of my eye just thinking about it.

Beth said...

YAY! You're back! Wish I could comment more, but the kiddos want dinner NOW.

Helen said...

HisFireFly, Yes. If it wasn't for my sense of humor, I don't know how I'd put up with him. (SNORT!)
Wendy, Really? There are two of us who behave like this. Poor Bob. Poor Mr. Wendy. I am doing a happy dance, too.
Sherri, thanks friend. I am a fan of yours, too. Maybe we could do a fottsp fan club...
Marni, I can't afford the raspberry or another rotten apple right now. Costs of repairing this apple....(don't worry....I can afford the actual fruit, just not more electronics that break down and need reparations...)
NtG, No, he didn't start twitching. This conversation was fairly normal.
Beth, I am glad to be back. Feed them dinner. Now that you found your crock pot lid, let me know if you need any crock pot recipes.