1/16/10

Reason 5,435,529 why Tightwad loves me.



Note to Self: When you have an unusually warm day, and the snow melts and everything is SOAKING WET, do NOT try an 18 point turn in your steep driveway.


Odds are great that you will NARROWLY MISS the lovely rock wall that lines the driveway, and gauge at least ONE HUNDRED deep holes in the grass that your husband tenderly planted and tried to re-grow last summer after LAST winter’s debacle. Yeah, and that three point turn will take at LEAST 100 turns. (And several righteous mud slides.)


Somebody hide me. Quick.



57 comments:

Daddy Geek Boy said...

Can I laugh with you on this one? It's pretty funny.

Chris Mancini said...

What exactly are you driving?

WeaselMomma said...

Blame "Those Damn Kids". That's what I would do.

feefifoto said...

Corollary: In such weather, do not allow the dog to remain outdoors most of the day, especially if she has fluffy white paws.

just making my way said...

Those 18 point turns can be a real bitch.

Joanna Jenkins said...

I am laughing out loud (sorry). You drive like I do.
xo

Fragrant Liar said...

You halted your getaway long enough to take photos of the evidence? My dear, we need to get you into secret agent training. This shit has to be clandestine if you expect to make it out alive--and married.

Steven Anthony said...

I would so lie, and say someone visited and did when they left...just make sure its someone hubs doesnt llike and never talks too...lol

peace

The Wifey said...

Aw, tell him you did it for shits & giggles. :)

Not The Rockefellers said...

Were you trying to spell something out?
It looks like you were trying to communicate in some new form :)

Peace ~ Rene

flutter said...

Oh, crap.

Vodka Mom said...

I totally couldn't lie because GOLDEN BOY was hanging out the window of the house YELLING AT HIS DAD to come look at what mom was doing.


yeah.

Lee Ryan said...

Just tell him: "Those aren't tire-marks. That is a mysterious message left by time-and-space-traveling aliens (like the symbols in the cornfields ??? ) who are trying to tell you who will win the Superbowl."

That might work.

Maggie said...

Oh my god! LOL at Lee Ryan's comment!!

No matter what you do your little munchkin will rat you out!! Darn it!!

Jan said...

Oh...oops.

You know, I'm not that far away and am willing to hide you.

Scope said...

Oh, who are kidding? You did that on purpose to give TIghtwad something to talk about when he gets together with "the boys."

You know that they must get sick of him talking about his beautiful, smart, perfect wife, that you gave him a little story to tell.

Yeah, that's the ticket.

AirmanMom said...

hate when that happens! smiles!
~AM

Sara said...

Yes, but if you look at the tire tracks in the right light, it kind of looks like a cartoon cat.

Now that's a little fun, right?

Snappy Di said...

Which way were you trying to go for God sakes???? LMBO!!

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Anne said...

If you taught HS you could blame it on an angry student... I'm not guessing there are many angry kinders out there going for joy rides.

Mrs. E said...

You could be dead meat!

Sue said...

I don't understand snow, freezing weather, ice and steep driveways. I'm a Southern Calif girl living not far from the beach. Just seeing pix's of snow and ice make me cold! Props to you for trying to make those turns, you showed great driving skills!
Take care, Sue

Beth P. said...

Haha! We haven't had as much snow melt, so the ground is still covered, but I know that is what our yard is going to look like once we can see it again. Oops!

Paige said...

Well if he gets pissy--send him over to see what two semis did to my drive at the farm today.


It even impressed me

staceyjwarner said...

hmmmmm....that is a tough one.

Gayle said...

I would kill you if you did that to my lawn. Seriously. I am the lawn person at my home, and I yell at the kids if they walk to roughly on it. Do you realize the work that goes in to it? Tightwad really does love you. Either that or he lives under the motto "It's cheaper to keep her". Either way, you are lucky. :)

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Brenda Susan said...

You are hilarious & I would still be shaking in fear after this event. What's more scary, the sliding or the hubby confrontation? :0

justsomethoughts... said...

the camera doesnt lie...

Barrie said...

You might consider hiding here in San Diego! I doubt Tightwad would think to look in this direction!

CatLadyLarew said...

Are you sure you can't blame it on your kids? Or maybe it will snow again overnight.

SkylersDad said...

It's not bad... compared to doing donuts on the front lawn!

Vodka Logic said...

opps, I would never do such a thing. [i do lie from time to time]

Maggie May said...

crazy!

Secretia said...

Don't you worry, he still has plenty of reasons to love you and want you!

Secretia

Rachel Cotterill said...

You can come and hide here. When it snowed, we couldn't even get our car close to our house. And you'd struggle to drive onto our lawn - it's a few feet above the road. Yep, I think I can safely hide you without worrying about possible damage!

Beth said...

Dang, girl. Could you have blamed it on the dog?

Frau said...

Damn UPS guy it's so rude what he did to your grass! Try that one!

Irish Gumbo said...

Righteous mud slides are the best kind! High five!

Christy said...

OMG that is so funny! You can come hide at my house!

Michele said...

Wasn't that nice of you? Giving him a summer job. He's going to thank you for that later.

Robin said...

Thats great ..now how many people can do a hundred point turn...incredible..!

Under the Influence said...

I did that one time, BUT I went into the neighbor's yard. I blamed it on pregnant brain and made my husband go talk to them about it - and apologize profusely while offering to fix it when spring rolled around.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Barely noticable. I'm sure he'll miss it entirely.

Brian Miller said...

obviously it is aliens having trouble with their crop circles. lol.

Heather said...

To make you feel better I will post pictures of what I did to my yard trying to back up and then you can laugh at me and it will make you feel better because surely you would never make THAT big of a mess. Just saying, when you are afraid you will get in trouble, always point at something else and said "At least I didn't do that!"

Marinka said...

What was reason 5,435,527? I thought that's the number that we were up to, no?

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Video would be awesome.

Diane J. said...

Run far. I have a playhouse the kids aren't using, we can hide you there. If they catch you before you get here, I'd ground that Golden Boy for ratting you out.

Birdie3008 said...

Nice! My husband fell in love with me all over again the day I drove ever so gently into the side of the house. That garage door opening is always shifting!

NorthWestLondonGirlInTheCountry said...

Great effort. I have noticed along the lane here several cars with dents in them, that I am sure were not there before all that snow and ice stuff made driving and steering so hazardous xxx

Joanie M said...

Last year, Dani and I learned how to turn around in the grass without wrecking it and drive past the second car in the driveway. I'll send her over to show you how it's done.

Mama B said...

At least it's only your yard! Every time I do it I swerve back and forth between my yard and my neighbors so my hubby has to reseed both my yard and my neighbors!

I included this in my Sunday Funnies!
http://tinyurl.com/y9mwgjb

Char said...

I suppose you could pray for snow before he gets home. If that doesn't work, just lie like hell!

Bethany said...

LOL!! Whoops...I would have done the same thing, truthfully!!

Bano said...

Yikes. Better luck next year. :)

Hollywood Farm Films said...

Tell him not to worry! Wait until Golden boy starts driving, then you will have to gravel that lawn!!!