Travel Man’s Been Away It’s Time for Things to go Astray

IMG_0211This week while Travel Man is working in New York City I had to take the car in for service.  Of course since Travel Man is gone it completely stalled on me while getting onto the freeway Sunday morning.  I know I’m a big girl and I can take the car in for service on my own.  It’s just that I don’t like to.  Thankfully so far the week appears to be going ok, other than the issues with my car. Fingers crossed for a quiet household week.  Hopefully I haven’t just jinxed myself!

The last time Travel Man was out-of-town for a whole week there were a few other things that had gone awry around the house.  Our garbage disposal died.  I tried to fix it, but was not successful.  So unfortunately I cannot add that one to my “Things I CAN fix” list. Travel Man was able to fix this one when he got home.   He did not want me to call the plumber on this fix.  Thank goodness we found out there was just a dime jammed in it from a certain granddaughter who shall remain nameless.  Next the pool pump motor went kaput!  This called for a complete replacement here.  Right before Travel Man went out-of-town the refrigerator door sprung a spring so it wouldn’t close tight.  We ordered the part and he fixed it when he got back home for the weekend.  The last thing that happened during this eventful week was one of the backyard sprinklers blew its’ top off.  So we had an “Old Faithful” geyser going in the back yard for a few days before I realized and investigated what had been happening.  Can you believe all four of these happened in the same week?Unreal how good ‘Ol Murph comes in the door when you least expect it.

I like it much better when Travel Man is home and does NOT have to spend time on household fixes (aka The Honey-Do List).  I would much rather he spend time with me.  I’m a little selfish like that. Being the wonderful husband that he is all of the repairs got completed before he left on his next trip.  I’m still waiting to get my car back.  Fingers crossed it’s nothing serious.  How does the “Honey-Do” list look at your house?  What’s the last thing you had to fix yourself around the house?


  1. Kimberly says:

    It’s nice to have someone you can rely on! Thanks for joining us at #MidLifeLuv, we’re very glad to have you!

  2. Mary says:

    I was a young widow for nearly 15 years and was very self sufficient. I remarried about 4 years ago and it amazing I can not change a light bulb in the kitchen…well, I could….

  3. Elena Peters says:

    My house is quite the opposite to yours! My husband is probably the least handy person I know. About the only thing he knows how to do is find someone else to do it! That’s ok, because he works hard. Lucky I have a father and son that are very handy. And I am pretty good at things too. Last thing that needed to be fixed was the kitchen faucet that was dripping. I asked my son to do and he looked at it and said “Buy a new faucet”. Yeah, thanks. So just like my father would do, I investigated and lo and behold there was something loose under the counter. I did it! I hope your car comes back soon as well as your honey! Thank you so much for linking to #MidLifeLuv.

    • Elena- I’m so glad you stopped by for a visit. It’s reassuring to know that I’m not the only one who’s had to learn how to fix things. I do have a standing agreement with my hubby to call our plumber guy for any emergencies when he can’t be home.

  4. Grandma Kc says:

    You are lucky to have the Travel Man to fix all these things for you! Love my husband to death but those kind of things are just not in his repertoire!

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