Sunday, August 17, 2008

Broken Boats and Anniversarys

I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. ~Rita Rudner

See... y'all are so smart! You're paying attention :-)

Yes, DD and DH went boating yesterday. Since the weekend the boat broke, DH took the boat engine apart and spent hours nearly every day scouring it for anything that could be wrong. He replaced a few parts, thought it was good and took it out on a nearby lake.

It died again.

So, he had his brother tow him in, and took the thing apart again right there on the dock. Found a couple more parts that looked like they might be a problem, brought them down to a local marina and got new ones. Replaced them, put it back together and then drove the boat like he'd stolen it.

It did NOT die.

Thusly deemed safe for use, he called the family and arranged a boating date. So, for a few hundred dollars, instead of several thousand, it seem we may have an operating boat again. I hope.

Funny thing -- three weeks ago, I would have been horrified at the thought of spending a few hundred on the boat, now it seems like a paltry sum. Amazing how perspective changes when faced with the idea of several thousand!

Fingers crossed that the problem has been fixed permanently. It's kind of nice having a handy husband.


Speaking of husbands, I've had mine for twelve years today. It's amazing how quickly the time has gone by... it doesn't seem like it's been that long.

Our plans? SIL is taking DD for a few hours and DH and I are going out on a date. *G* We don't do that very often, especially now that my mom isn't here to watch DD regularly. I imagine we'll have seafood (DH is a clam freak... I prefer scallops) and then see what happens next. If it's a nice day, maybe we'll go walk by the lake. If not, a movie? Who knows. DH isn't one for making plans.

Speaking of marriage, the best wedding scene ever:


From Melissa:

Your Hidden Talent

You have the natural talent of rocking the boat, thwarting the system.

And while this may not seem big, it can be.

It's people like you who serve as the catalysts to major cultural changes.

You're just a bit behind the scenes, so no one really notices.

I think they're saying I'm sneaky... hmmm...



Dru said...

Happy 12th Anniversary!!!

Have a wonderful day with hubby. The walk around the lake sounds nice.

Judy Thomas said...

Happy Happy Anniversary!!

MaryF said...

Happy anniversary! I'm glad he was able to fix the boat.

Charity said...

Oh, have a happy day! Relax and enjoy!

anno said...

Happy anniversary -- hope you enjoy a wonderful celebration! Those scallops sound delicious!

Tori Lennox said...

Happy anniversary!!!

Love the quote from Rita Rudner! She always cracks me up.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Happy Anniversary! I love that wedding scene, too.

Brandy said...

Happy Anniversary! I hope you're date goes well! *G*

Allie Boniface said...

Aww...happy anniversary! Congrats!!

groovyoldlady said...

I'm late (as usual) so HAPPY BELATED ANNIVERSARY!!!! My daughter's 2nd A is today and my inlaw's 50th is Thursday.

It is a veritable plethora of anniversary celebrations.


"You are a great communicator. You have a real way with words.
You're never at a loss to explain what you mean or how you feel.
People find it easy to empathize with you, no matter what your situation.
When you're up, you make everyone happy. But when you're down, everyone suffers."