Monday, March 2, 2009

Murphy's Law of Deployment

Why yes, that is my Honda being towed in to the shop because it won't start.

Why yes! I did just get my Honda out of the shop two weeks ago where I spent a large sum of money to have a new distributor installed, thanks for asking.

This is a common lament among wives of deployed soldiers. Major things go wrong while our husbands are not here to help. Not that I can't take care of this myself, but it would be so much nicer if Kerry were here and I could just let him handle it while I pretended to swoon.

Last time he deployed my washing machine decided to just empty itself out and flood the laundry room less than 24 hours after he left. About a month later an upstairs toilet chose to leak through the dining room ceiling. In both cases I would normally have said, "Tell me what the plumber said when I get back from the mall, honey."

Being a single mom for a year (against my will) makes me stronger. It pulls me out of my comfort zone, makes me handle the duties I would normally foist off on my husband whether he wanted them or not. It makes me appreciate Kerry more when he is home. I am becoming a more independent, confident person.

Not that I wouldn't accept a free vehicle if anyone is so inclined to donate one to me in my hour of need (or the money to buy one, I'm not going to be picky).

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

1 comment:

  1. We were just talking about Murphy's law of deployment on my facebook page and I came across this post. It is amazing that we make it through isn't it?