Thursday, January 04, 2007

Word association

Last night Steve said, "We can't park any vehicles to the right of the driveway because the men will be here tomorrow to work on the gas leak." And then he started talking about something else entirely. I could not focus. All I could think was GAS LEAK! KA-BOOM! RUN AWAY!!! RUN AWAY!!! (As in: Monty Python - coconuts optional.)

Later I questioned Steve about this heretofore unknown (at least to me) GAS LEAK, and he was very off-hand ("Oh, this town is riddled with gas leaks... " What?!) and didn't have a whole lot of information for me, and seemed very unconcerned. I asked if we should vacate the house in the morning, seeing as how said GAS LEAK is only 10 feet from the side of the house with the family room, laundry room, and our bedroom and bathroom. His response? "Nah. I guess you could if you wanted to, but it's not necessary."

My plan was to get all the children up early, take Joan to her orthodontist appointment, then go to the lake for a few hours and play and work there. At 7:50 a.m., I decided not to take all the children, but to get them after the appointment. So I left the van in the carport and took Steve's car. Came home to find the GAS LEAK men blocking the driveway with massive equipment, so we won't be running away to the lake - at least not in the van. Maybe if I could find enough coconuts... .



Blogger Donna Boucher said...

I love the 'bring out your dead' part!

12:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you are a bit strange sometimes, Mother...

10:57 PM  

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