November 8, 2014 (by Jimmy) – We are six days and a wake-up from starting our journey. Today, we started going through the last few things we needed to look at together to determine if we store it, keep it in the RV, or sell it. One of the things that happens when Angela and I look at anything together is that we start reminiscing about when we bought it or what our circumstances were at the time. It almost always provides us with a good laugh. Today, it was notes I had kept and her recliner that has kept me in stitches.
Before I talk about the notes, you must first understand one thing. My wife is perfect!!! She is the perfect wife, the perfect mom, the perfect organizer, she was valedictorian of her class, a great teacher, I’m telling you Jesus would have a run for his money with this one and I don’t know anyone that would disagree with this. Wait five minutes and I’ll say something stupid, but when she has a senior moment or miss-states something, it is note worthy because it is rare. So when we had been together for a while I started to realize I needed to write these down so that I would remember them for some future encounter. Today, we found my notes. Here are some of the funny things my wife has said over the years.
- April 4, 2009 – My Amish seed distributor had a computer crash.
- April 4, 2009 – I’ve already been thinking about how to make lemons out of lemonade.
- May 9, 2009 – I’ve got all these ducks in my head and they won’t line up.
- May 21, 2009 – (on why the dog loves me) You can’t bite the hand that helps you poop.
- July 5, 2009 – I can hear you thinking.
- August 10, 2009 – It thundered and lightened
- October 3, 2009 – Hey look there’s a Florida Key Snow, snow cone place (it was Flakey Snow)
- August 6, 2010 – In the mail today we received a copy of the Declaration of Appendix.
- August 12, 2010 – I am so sore, if I were a horse you would have to rub me down with ligament.
I know you can’t find this as funny as I do, but I know my wife better than anyone, and I can’t wait for the next one. I even encourage it, or more like prompt it, at times. Like when we went to Hawaii and I asked her to read the road signs. You just had to be there on that one, but believe me, I had tears running down my face I was laughing so hard.
The other thing is the recliner. Before we decided to move into the RV, Angela sat in a recliner and I had the couch. We sent the couch to one of our kids, and we had to do that before putting the fifth wheel in the truck. So I lost my couch but she still has her recliner. Now this recliner is not the latest version of recliner technology. As a matter of fact, we are ditching it because it isn’t worth anything. Well, this last week it broke. The recliner part won’t recline. However, since she has had it for so long, she automatically reaches for the handle when she sits in it. She has put a piece of tape around the handle to remind her not to pull it and, for the most part, that has worked. Today, I told her she needed to trash the recliner. She said she had been in a recliner for fifteen years and couldn’t bear to part with it. I told her it was broke, and we were moving, I told her she needed to divorce the chair. We started laughing about getting a newer model. She said, “this is her second recliner and should she divorce all her seconds (me being her second husband)?”
What I realized through all the laughter is that this adventure we are getting ready to start is going to have it’s ups and downs. It is going to have it’s hardships and scary parts. But it will also have it’s joy and laughter, and there is no one in this world that I would want to do this with other than my wife Angela. Thank you honey, I love you.
We’re almost there…