Just Two Chicks!

Just Two Chicks!


Sunday, May 13, 2012

No Pain No Gain My A$$

(I started writing this Wednesday afternoon)
Oh boy... has there ever been pain around here. 

My last post was short and "sweet," due the amount of pain I was in. Little did I know that the pain I felt that evening, was not even comparable to the pain I felt the next day.

A few of my simple requests:

"Can we just raise the toilets, so that I don't have to use the walls to pull myself up?"
"I'll take a hot bath, but I need you to listen for me, because I just don't think I'll be able to get myself out." It turns out, I couldn't get myself in either. 

So, that night, the wife helped me in the tub, and was even nice enough to bring me a glass of wine. I had already taken 3 Advil, but they didn't come close to touching the pain I was feeling, so a friend suggested wine, which was a request the wife was happy to comply with. 

I didn't even wonder why she was so happy to comply... I was in too much pain to notice she was drinking like a fish. Wait, do fish drink? 

I literally crawled into bed after getting out of the bath, and didn't realize how drunk the wife was getting. I sat in bed and watched TV for a long time... until my patience wore thin. I had to get up early for my next personal training session, and she was just sitting outside. Here's the deal, the dogs bark when she walks into the bedroom, which wakes me up, which then makes it hard for me to go back to sleep. She needed to come to bed, so I could sleep. Plus, I was cranky from being in pain all day... 

So, I went to get her.... quite slowly. She was drunk... slurring. I saw this, and went back to bed. Needless to say I wasn't happy. She follows me in acting sheepish, but I was all kinds of mad, so that wasn't going to work on me at all, although I was wishing later that I had allowed it to work. 

The wife about 20 minutes later: "That B*tch screwed me... she knew... she knew!!" Oh yeah, let me tell you what we found out. We found out the wife's ex business partner is an ass. Oh wait, we already knew that. Anyway, she did screw her/us, and we will pay for it financially in a big way. This is what drove the wife to drink herself into a frenzy, but she chose not to tell me the depth of the problem until she was totally unreasonable. She was ranting, raving... I won't go into the details of what she wanted to do, because I really hope she does it. I just couldn't allow her to do what she wanted to do, while she was drunk. 

Needless to say, I can't stand the woman (the ex business partner that is). 

SO, what do two people do when they've found out they've been financially screwed? Apparently not what we did.... we went out and bought two new cars. I know, right!?!

What we did was trade in the wife's vehicle, because it was time. Had we waited any longer on it, we wouldn't have gotten a good deal on the trade. Then we bought one for me... it's going to be used for our business though, which I need to get started on right away. I'm hoping by Fall, we'll have it up and running with at least a few clients. 

You see, we couldn't get the building we wanted, finalized... we just couldn't see spending that much money on something that made us jump through hoops, because according to city zoning, the building doesn't have enough parking spaces per square footage. Now why someone would even be allowed to build something that doesn't have enough parking, per code, is beyond me. This building was built in 2007... it was beautiful, but no one had ever been in it. It sat vacant. That spells out a resale value of zero to us. Meaning if our business failed, we more than likely wouldn't be able to sell the building due to poor planning on someone's part. 

So we bought a vehicle... and we're going to try to make it our mobile motor lab. Hopefully it will work out. If not, well, we were going to have to buy a car anyway. We have a teenager going to college, getting a job, etc etc. 

Now that I've explained it, I hope we don't look as stupid as you probably thought we were before I explained! 

It's an awesome car. I could drive it blind. It corrects me if I sway into another lane, and it keeps me one car length behind the car in front of me. If I'm about to run into the car in front of me, it will break on it's own (not sure how I feel about this just yet), and it will give me a warning beep if a car behind me is too close. I also has sensors that tell me someone is driving in my blind spots. Plus internet for up to five computers. We could have business meetings in it if we wanted!The only thing I don't like about my awesome car, is that there are so many on the road. It's not different, that's for sure. Well, the technology is, because it's a 2013, but no one knows that by looking at it. That's why I still love my convertible, and I'm not quite ready to give it up to the teen. I mean, I drive with he top down as often as possible... I love the wind in my hair!

This is why I love driving the boat! I just have this amazing sense of freedom, being out in the open air.  I chose to go on the boat for Mothers Day today. The wife and I both love it, and the kids didn't complain about it! I even did the Cupid Shuffle on it... this wasn't easy, because it was a bit rocky, but was a great workout... 

Well, I need a hat, because combing my mess of hair after a day on the boat is no fun at all!

I'd better get some sleep. My 4th workout with the trainer is first thing in the morning. I'm pretty certain he'll have me squatting again... that's what makes me hurt the most!

Have a great Monday everyone!


middle child said...

WooHoo on the car. With all the whistles and bells....I was wondering if it also came with an LED sign that would "FLASH" the appropriate finge...um, words to someone who is driving like an idiot?

Rob-bear said...

OH, dear. Your life has more curves and switch-backs that an mountain highway.

And whoever said "no pain, no gain" didn't know what he (probably a guy) was talking about. If you're in pain, your body is telling you something — like you're doing it wrong! Pay attention to your body.

A stupid ex-partneer of the wife's, or a malicious ex-partner?

Blessings and Bear hugs as you work through this.

Kelli Hale said...

When I get into situations with other people that screw me over I take great comfort in the knowledge that if not "karma" something will eventually put them in their place, just as all of your hard work will pay off in the end. Even if it's something waaaaaay down the road. You can do it!!

Hope you and the wife had a wonderful Mother's Day. :)