Friday, May 04, 2007

Moving Meltdown Part 2 in progress

This morning after I finished my first radar simulator session, I called MB to see how her final day in The Swamp was going. She was in tears. Not because she was leaving her home of the last two years, not because she was running a little behind because her all her clothes weren't yet packed, and not because last night she had to sleep on the floor of an empty apartment. She was in shambles because the vacuum cleaner has bit the dust, no pun intended.

This is a crisis of unimaginable proportions. It's the first major purchase we made as a couple after she moved to The World's Most Famous Beach and our apartments were in the same complex. We got the vacuum to share between our apartments and she was looking forward to using it wherever we wound up if/when we got married. Now it has died and she's all tore up about it. Not to be callous, but I don't care about the vacuum. It's only a piece of machinery, darlin'. This is not a sign that our coming marriage is destined for failure. Vacuum cleaners die all the time. That's why vacuum cleaner door-to-door sales still somehow exist.

I love this woman because she notices the little things like this. Granted, I just said I don't care about the vaccum, but I do appreciate that she loves me enough to be upset at our first major couple purchase headed to the dumpster. We'll get another one, babe. Besides, David Oreck recommends against bagless.

18 hours until we see each other again! at: josh_hunter04@yahoo.com

10 comments:

Cbell said...

I swear... you are a good man Josh the Pilot... and you are getting a good woman! MB... hang in there girl, the light is definitely visible at the end of the proverbial tunnel!

red pill junkie said...

I'm not married, but I do suspect the success of most long-term relationships is when they realized how important those "little" things really are. After all, marriage seems to be pretty much 98% little daily misshaps, and 2% of the big KODAK moments...

ShannJ said...

Awww! JTP - it is so sweet that you understand why MB is upset. So many guys just don't get it. :-)

cousin alicia said...

We recommend the Roomba. We just got it and like it a lot.

Hollee said...

Josh - and Mary Beth by proxy - bagless indeed suck. Pun intended. I recommend the Sears canister vac with the Hepa filter. I've had mine for 4 years, it does stairs, ceilings, walls, ducts, dogs, can be hooked to a Flowbee, and can suck 9 million dollars in change from under seat cushions--all over the neighborhood.
Tell 'em Hollee sent ya. Won't get you anything, but there it is . . .
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Laney said...

Awwwww, JTP you’re so sweet! You guys are perfect for each other!

There is a bright side MB...JTP loves you, and now you can go register for a vacuum. :)

Janet the Reader said...

This is what I want. This type of love. Just. Like. This.

Rachel said...

I concur with Janet!

Josh The Pilot said...

Thanks, Janet and Rachel! It's out there, if you wait for it, like we did.

Kayla :-) said...

Aw, that is just super sweet!

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