Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Does it never end?

We've hit another cold spell.  This is getting old real fast, people.  School was called off today, so at least I could sleep in, but I'm really looking forward to June.

The weather got cold on Sunday night/Monday morning.  Sunday night, at about 11pm, I was in bed and hubs was downstairs finishing a few things up before going to be himself.  I heard him talking to someone and I thought he hadn't realized I was already upstairs and was talking to me...I was wrong.  A few minutes later, he came into our room and said, you're never going to guess who's here.  Our random homeless guy from a few weeks ago showed up knocking on the door looking for a place to sleep.  Apparently he'd left a message on hubs cell voice mail saying he was on his way, but his messages are so long and rambling, that hubs just deletes them without listening.  The guy rode his bike, about 35 miles, through the snow and cold and dark to get here, so it wasn't like we could turn him away or anything,  not that we would.  It would be beyond wrong to send someone back out in that kind of cold.  Besides, once he thawed out, he spent 2 hours outside shoveling our driveway then went back out again yesterday afternoon and shoveled some more.

He does bring some rather interesting moments around here.  Apparently, the self-proclaimed smartest man in the world decided to cut his hair last night.  First off, when you're homeless, I would think you'd want as much insulation as possible, which would include hair on your head.  He didn't think this was an issue, so he asked to use our buzz cutter.  The smartest man in the world also didn't know how to use the buzzcutter and didn't think to ask us, so by the time he was done, it looked like he just finished a really wicked round of chemo.  He had long chunks of hair in the back of his head and some places he'd shaved right down to the scalp.  He was rather proud of the job he had done and claimed that it was just as good a haircut as some he'd paid for in the past.  If that's the case, I don't recommend his previous barbers.  WE came in after the haircut and was standing behind him looking at his head in disbelief.  He looked at me and mouthed the words "what happened?"  I just mouthed back, "he gave himself a haircut".  I though poor WE was going to keel over in silent laughter.  Eventually, I sat him down and shaved the rest of his head so at least it was mostly all the same length, though now that he's bald, I've got the feeling he's going to start suffering from the cold even  more.  Yet, he's still convinced he's the smartest man in the world.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Just because the technology is there doesn't mean you should use it

At 1:20 AM (that's in the morning, in case you get am & pm mixed up) the phone rings.  I stagger out of bed and answer it, hoping and praying it wasn't awful news.  It wasn't - it was a moron.
 The caller said, "hey, this is Andy, someone at your number called me a couple of hours ago."
 Me: Okay?????
 Andy: yeah, my number is ######
 Me: ???  I don't know have a clue.  Goodbye.  *click*
Me, once I was back in bed:  Andy, you're an asshole.
People, people, people, if someone called you and didn't leave a message, it doesn't mean you need to call them back.  You can probably assume that if they had someone important to say, they would have left a message.  You don't need to call them to see what they wanted, they obviously didn't want anything.  ESPECIALLY AT 1:20 IN THE FREAKING MORNING!!!!!  I was so ticked off it took me an hour to get back to sleep.  Turns out that last night, WE called his girlfriend and misdialed her number, getting moron Andy's phone instead.  Andy should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law of stupidity and inconsideration.

Friday night we had freezing rain.  Rain can turn to ice on the roads in a matter of minutes, which WE found out as he went sliding into the ditch.  Sadly, he was driving my van at the time, which means that my vehicle is now the one missing the front bumper and not his. Fortunately, WE wasn't hurt,but it sure knocked the cocky out of him.  Because of the amount of cars going in the ditch and the horrible driving conditions, there was a tow ban in effect, so we couldn't even get the stupid thing out until Saturday afternoon, once the roads were clear and a friend came over with her big pick-up we got it out and now it's sitting in the barn, front bumperless.  Hubs is out of town until a week from Thursday, so he won't be around to fix it until then.  It looks real classy.  We're planning on moving to a warmer climate (at least for the winter) once Angel #4 graduates from high school.  It's sounding like a better and better idea all the time.

Monday, January 6, 2014

It's kind of cold outside

18 Below zero, people.  Who thinks this is a good idea?  That is all on that subject.

As a change of topic, here's part of a conversation I had with hubs Saturday.
Hubs: Let's just quit talking about this.  It's a stupid argument and you're not going to win it.
Me: So, you just said that I can't beat you at being stupid.  Okay.
As you can see, the poor guy just doesn't stand a chance against me.

Also, because of the aforementioned weather that I don't want to talk  about, Thursday night hubs brought home a random homeless guy he met the night before.  The guy has been living in his car and there's no way he would survive there in this weather, so now he's staying in our unfinished attic room until probably Wednesday when the cold weather breaks.  Oh, and I should clarify, he's not just some average random homeless guy, he's also a crazy random homeless guy.  He's very intelligent, but, as he told me,  his intelligence is so superior that he's not sure if he's human.  I don't think he was kidding-this guy doesn't kid.  I told him that his methods might work fine on Mars, but while he's still stuck on Earth with us humans, he should probably try to conform just a little bit.  Needless to say, it was enlightening to meet him, but I'm ready for Wednesday so we can ship him back off to his car.  Nuttier than a Snickers bar, people.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year!

Okay, it's a little late, but whatever. This year for the first time in I don't know how long, hubs and I not only stayed up to bring in the year, but we were actually out someplace bringing in the new year.  We were at a party at a friend's house and figured we'd do good to stay up until 11 or so before going home and putting our old bodies to bed.  Instead, we were having such a good time, we ended up creeping in at 2:30.  The only time I'm ever up that late usually is if I'm sick.  Needless to say, I spent the first day of the new year sleeping in, then taking a nap.

It was back to school/work again today.  As nice as a vacation is, it's equally nice getting back to a scheduled life again.  Too much free time and I end up spending my time either taking a nap or feeding my face.  Free time works in the summer because I've always got so much to do, but in winter, unless we've got dumped on by so much snow we need a family effort to clear out the driveway, there's not a whole lot to do besides the usual daily stuff.  I tend to get lazy(ier).

We were glad to hear from Angel #1 the other day.  We hadn't heard from him since his battallion left Kuwait about a month ago.  He's heading to some some country in Africa I've never heard of before and says it should be easier for him to call us once he's there.  He's also on a different ship than before, so who knows how long it'll be before the care package I sent him 3 weeks ago finally finds him.