When you do something that you know would make your sweet husband mad, do you tell him? I’m just wondering. I did something a while back, or rather didn’t do something. I never told Nick and he never noticed – I’m just wondering if any of you all would have said anything.
It wasn't anything horrible. When I get home from the grocery store I unload most of the groceries and put away what needs to go in the refrigerator. Sometimes I leave the kitty litter or paper towels in the back of the car and don’t bring them in immediately. No big problem. One other thing I often leave would be the pack of soft drinks in the can. Nick would sometimes fuss about this telling me they could freeze and burst. But truly it rarely gets that cold here.
The exception was last winter. It got really, really cold and stayed that way for days. This was right after I retired and I spent those cold days toasting my feet by the fire. Soon enough it warmed up again and I headed out to take care of some errands. I wasn’t far from home when I heard a woosh, followed by a hissing sound. I had no idea what it was and shrugged it off. About a mile down the road I heard it again and definitely felt it was coming from inside the car. I pulled over at a convenience store and sat listening. As I sat there, I heard it for the third time and felt something cold and wet on my face. That’s when it hit me, literally.
I jumped out and ran to the back of the car and opened the hatch. Two more disfigured can were rolling in the back, the rest remained in the cardboard package. I remembered opening it to get one out several days before, which had allowed others to escape and roll around the car. I grabbed the remaining drinks and tossed then into the nearest trash container. But a red, icy sludge was on everything. Racing back to the house I got the wet/dry vacuum and went to work. It worked well since most of the mess was still in an icy state. The only lasting damage were some red stains on the roof of the car near the back.
So you see, no real harm. But Nick sure would have fussed – and that’s probably all, so I never mentioned it. After all it was my car and I’d cleaned as well as I could. But when I noticed the stains again the other day I got to wondering, what would you all have done? Would you have told on yourselves? Would your loving HOH have been upset with you? Would this have caused a spanking for your carelessness or forgetfulness?
Let me know how you would have handled it.
Oh, and I was wondering one more thing. Does Nick ever read here? LOL, I guess I’ll find that out too.