Monday, April 12, 2010

Hillbilly Alert!!

Hubby calls me to let me know he is on his way home. He tells me to go get his steak cause he has "For Real" gotten over sixty hours this week. He says he wants a prime rib. I tell him I don't even know what a prime rib looks like, I'm going to have to look it up.

He says..while your looking that up, look up craigslist. Go to boats and type in free in the search bar, pull up the fifth one.

Just him talking computer talk blew me away!
I asked why and he said just do it and you'll see. I'm like..O.kay. He hangs up and I rush to the computer. I find it and pull it up. Here is what I see:

I call him back immediately!
OMG you are such a hillbilly!
He cracks up laughing and says "You say that like its a bad thing! Email them and see if they still have it."

He has always wanted to have a house boat. He wants to live on one permanently. I've always known this and even got him a t-shirt with a hillbilly house boat on it. This is a whole new level I was not prepared for.

While waiting for a reply from the owner..
I was getting his supper and I asked "Where are you going to put it?"
Him..In the front yard
Me..Even IF I was to let you, it wouldn't fit. Your going to have to call around and find a boat storage place.
Him..Fine I'll dock it at the lake.
Me..I'm not so sure they will let you set up camp permanently.
(You have to know I have been laughing my fool head off, ever since I laid eyes on that pic!)

We bounced ideas around and around and he still came back to putting it here in the yard.
Me..I don't want to look out my front door and have my whole scenery be nothing but boat! LOL!
He..(cracks up) I told him (him being his friend at work, Two Speed) I would never get away with bringing it home.
Me..I don't think the landlord would be too thrilled about it either.
Him..Oooo, call him and find out!!
Me..I don't need to call him, cause I wont go for it and I rule! LOL!
(We haven't laughed this hard in at least a week)

I finally told him that IF it was still available AND he could find a place to put it, (that wont break us) then he could get it.

His brain went into overload!
He called people and got some real good suggestions. He was soo excited! According to him he had it all planned out.

I asked what about the animals (especially the cats), he said "No problem". (I butted in and yelled "Whiskers how would ya like to live on a boat?")
Hubby say he could be a catfish and the dogs could be mud puppies!

Finally the guy emails us back and wouldn't ya know it, it was picked up this morning. Hubby gets all bummed out, saying "A day late, always a day late".

Me on the other hand..dodged a huge bullet!

Later he is like..Did ya print it yet? Not yet.
Did ya print it yet?
Did ya print it yet?
Did ya print it yet?

Geezzzzz, you want it right now!
Him..Well I don't want ya to forget it.

I hand him the print out and he looks at it and in a little boy voice..I'll never get my house boat.

A few moments later he comes in the kitchen and says Well now I have a house boat (referring to the paper).
I bet it has a huge hole in the floor on the inside and that is why it was free.
He looks at me and shakes his head..Well dah Edith, of course it does! How else are you going to fish and watch tv on a rainy day!

Dude you need to go to bed before my belly bursts!


Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

You guys are a riot!

Maureen@IslandRoar said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, I smiled reading this. And, btw, I've ALWAYS wanted a houseboat...

Tinkerschnitzel said... [Reply to comment]

That's too funny! Aren't we all always a day too late for everything we want?

Eric said... [Reply to comment]

Aw, if you guys put it in your front yard, you could have christened it as 'Noah's Baby' with a bottle of Boone's Farm. :)

Spot said... [Reply to comment]

Too funny! I can't believe it was given away free. People around here (on the Mississippi River) would have paid big money for it. My hubby's uncle had a houseboat and it was pretty sweet. We took it to many concerts on the river.

Poor hubby. Mine wants a boat too, but just a john boat. Maybe someday...


Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

That's a prime rib roast - I don't know if you can buy just one piece of prime rib - I don't like steak - my husband does of course. And once in a while I have mercy on him and buy a really nice piece of steak and cook it for him. It just stinks up the house for days...ewww!

Jen said... [Reply to comment]

I'm not a prime rib fan because the only way to serve it is rare. I like mine so well done other people think it's burnt.

A boat is something to charter and let someone else worry about the upkeep. I've always wanted to rent a houseboat on Lake Mead.

Lucy said... [Reply to comment]

You and hubby must have the most interesting life ever. I almost never leavee without laughing.

Jimmy said... [Reply to comment]

Hey that looks like the boat I picked up this morning, Cindy says I can't have it and need to find someone to unload it ---I mean give it to, I tried to patch the hole but it's much larger now.

Seriously a fine houseboat like that is any mans dream, wish I had picked it up I'd give it to ya but only if I could come along for a fishing trip or two.

Heather said... [Reply to comment]

Suzicate...Thanks! We don't try to be, it ends up that way.

Maureen...Honestly I would mind one, but please something better than that one!

Tink...I sure does seem like it.


Heather said... [Reply to comment]

Spot...That is why I was certain that something must be seriously wrong with it. Maybe someday..

Grace...I give in on occasion and cook him up a steak. I also think it smells bad.

Jen...Rare? Ewww gross! Renting is maybe a good idea, at least it is something to look into. Thanks!

Lucy...I don't know about that. We do laugh a lot, but all in all we are pretty boring.

Jimmy...HAHAHA very funny! (Hubby said that)

kathryn said... [Reply to comment]

Aw, two have the BEST conversations! There's something really special about a man who can make you laugh!

(That prime rib looks delicious!!)