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How to know you found a good one

January 14th, 2005 · 4 Comments


You know you’ve found a good husband when you tell him bad news and he makes you laugh.

Yesterday Ted was at a conference in Seattle while our dryer was being disassembled (note: the drum is almost as large as our daughter). The good news was that the machine was operating hot enough to use as a stove instead. Hey, we could cook eggs and bacon upstairs too. The bad news was that it would cost us two service visits (and more than two c-notes) to repair it. We’re not excited about spending money towards repairs, especially after writing a budget and also replacing our washing machine in this two weeks of the new year…

As I’m sitting at my desk IMing him, I start to laugh at Ted’s responses. The kids want to know why I’m laughing. For a moment I forget about the bills and details. The stress of the day dissipates into silliness. I’m glad I married a man who can make me laugh in the midst of a crisis.

Tags: marriage

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kai Jones // Jan 14, 2005 at 2:01 pm

    A new dryer can be had for well under $200; I just bought one the week of Thanksgiving.

  • 2 enoch choi // Jan 14, 2005 at 2:49 pm

    it’s nice to know Ted lightens your day…

  • 3 Scott // Jan 14, 2005 at 8:46 pm

    uh-oh, looks like you’re on the Sears support hampster wheel.

    Good luck 🙂

  • 4 Helen // Jan 14, 2005 at 9:11 pm

    Laughter is the best medicine!

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