January 23, 2015

Fly on the Wall - January 2015

Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 14 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.

Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:

Baking In A Tornado

Spatulas on Parade

Follow Me Home

Menopausal Mother

Stacy Sews and Schools

Dinosaur Superhero Mommy

Juicebox Confession

Battered Hope

Eileen’s Perpetually Busy

Go Mama O

Someone Else’s Genius

The Sadder But Wiser Girl

Just A Little Nutty

The Momisodes

The Crazy People That Live Here 

The Hubby
Jacob - Oldest Son (21 yrs old)
Joshua - 2nd Son (19 on Monday)
Deanna - Oldest Daughter (18 TOMORROW!!!)
Cailey - Youngest Daughter (10 yrs old)
Colin - Youngest Son (7 yrs old)
TJ - Jacob's best friend (he lives here, too)

So far 2015 isn't looking all that great for me. If you were a fly on my wall this month you just might have heard some not so nice words.....

Jacob and TJ came down with the flu. I'm hoping it stops there. 4 of us got flu shots and 4 of us did not. SIGH....

We had our first really cold snap. The Hubby thought he put antifreeze in the van a couple of months ago. He did not. 
Soooo, I get up at 2:45 am and get ready to take him to work. He wakes Joshua up so he can pump gas for me on the way home.
It's SUPER frickin' cold outside.
I go out and start the van so it will be all nice and cozy when we leave.
We go to leave and the inside of the van is ice cold.
The Hubby thinks maybe it's because it's so cold out.
We get about 2 miles from the house and the temperature gauge is pegged on H. Then the thermostat indicator starts dinging at me.
After some back and forth we decide to head home and The Hubby will call a friend to take him to work. 
We get about a mile from the house and have to stop at a light. 
BOOOOOM!!!!! Steam starts pouring out of the engine.
We blew a hole in our upper radiator hose.
The Hubby calls a friend and tells him what's going on.
We let the van cool off (HA! the heat never did come on) and try to make it to the house.
SHEW! We make it and The Hubby's friend picks him up for work.
It takes 3 days to fix the van because we had to have the parts delivered.
It could have been so much worse. All we needed was a hose, a thermostat and thermostat housing. We could have cracked the block! 
SHEW!! Crisis diverted but still, not much fun.

Now, if you know me, you know I LOOOOOVE snow. I have been complaining about that a lot lately, how I want some SNOW darn it.
Well, be careful what you wish for.
We start hearing on the news that we are going to have a little weather system but it won't be much. Barely anything at all.
I go to start the van up to take The Hubby to work and there's ice all over the driveway.
The Hubby says it's no big deal, the road looks fine.
I start to slip and slide before I even get off our road.
Then we hit the interstate. Before we've gone very far we see a couple of vehicles that have gone off the roadway.
I get The Hubby to work and the parking lot is a solid sheet of ice.
I get back on the interstate to go home. 
I go about 2 miles and the interstate turns into a parking lot. For 5 hours. It was a nightmare. 
It usually takes me 50 minute round trip, it took me 6 hours! 6 HOURS!!!!
I am now considering putting a port-a-potty in our van.
I went through some stages that morning.
Stage One - Shock - Oh my! How awful!
Stage Two - Denial - It couldn't possibly be much longer.
Stage Three - Anger - What the frickin' frack is going on???? WHY aren't we MOVING???
Stage Four - Acceptance - I will never leave this van. It is my home forever.
Stage Five - Deliverance - HALLELUJAH!! I am FREE!!!  (I may have wept.)

I do have a FEW funnies for you this month. 

Cailey - I need TOOOOILET PAPER!!
Deanna - Why are you naked???
Cailey - It was the only way.
She was wearing her new Christmas PJs. They are one piece. LOL

One evening The Hubby fell asleep on the couch. I tried for 3 hours to wake him up. As soon as his phone rang he sat straight up.
Me - I guess I should have just called his phone. Now I know.
Colin - Yeah, you need to give him a WAKE UP call. Get it??? Get it????

So it happened again tonight. He fell asleep on the couch and I tried and tried wake him up.
I grab my phone and call him. 
Worked like a charm. LOL

As I was falling asleep the other night I could have sworn I heard the TARDIS. Nope. The Hubby's snores + the fan = weird TARDIS-like noise. 

The Hubby has a Slim Jim in each hand. His face starts to itch. He then smacks himself in the face with a Slim Jim while trying to scratch.
As Deanna and I die laughing.....
The Hubby - Oh, HA HA HA! Fly on the Wall!! Fly on the Wall!!
He knows me so well.

The Hubby tried to change the channel with his cell phone.
While Deanna and I are dying laughing....
The Hubby - Oh, HA HA HA HA HA! Fly on the Wall! Fly on the Wall!

And last but not least, our cat in the box. 

Don't forget to click all the links!!!!!!! We have some wonderful, amazing bloggers to read!!!


  1. LOL! Fly on the Wall! Too funny! My DH doesn't know.... :)

  2. I love your 5 stages of ice driving, so funny yet so true.
    And your cat pics are amazing!

    1. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!
      Those cats, you just never know with them! LOL

  3. Oh my - 6 hours in your van! What a nightmare! Poor thing! I always feel so nervous driving when I see cars that spun out. Funny about using a cell phone to change the channel! I did something similar, using my phone to try to do something on my desktop computer! Don't we all think our cell phones should do everything?!

    1. It was AWFUL!!! Even after the wreck was cleared and I was moving again, I kept passing more wrecks. SO thankful that I made it home in one piece, minus a few nerves.

      Y'know, I think may actually be an apt that turns your phone into a remote. LOL

  4. Sounds like we are both experiencing a craptastic January. :P
    Sorry for all the troubles for you.
    I totally had to snort laugh at the fan + hubby = Tardis effect. I can SO identify!!
    When the kids were little I kept a Homer bucket lined with trash bags and an army supply toilet seat to pop on the ol' bucket in times of need.

    1. OMG! That is a brilliant idea!!! I have to do that!!!!!
      THANK YOU!!!

  5. I love winter…..that is, looking at on YV from my warm home in Florida, ha-ha! But seriously, I would be terrified driving on icy roads. I feel so bad that you got stuck in traffic for six hours That happened to me once down here, and it sucked because it was summer, like 95 degrees. We needed to keep our air on in the car but couldn't for fear of running out of gas. There were hundreds of mosquitos around, too (we were near a swampy area) so we couldn't roll down the windows. For awhile there, I thought I was going to lose my mind (we were stuck for four hours). Carry a red solo cup and a roll of toilet paper in your car at all times. You'll never have to worry about holding your pee again! :)

    1. YUCK!!!! HUGS!!!!
      Luckily I had just filled up. I had to keep it running to stay warm. When I got home I smelled of exhaust fumes. BLECK! I was also completely surrounded by semis. I thought about using an empty McDonald's cup but couldn't figure out how to do without flashing a bunch of truckers. LOL

  6. Stacy, The fact that your husband knows that his actions are going to make it onto your "Fly on the Wall" post means you have arrived!!
    So sorry to read about your van adventures. Car trouble is the worst. I don't share your love of snow, but reading your 5 stages of being stuck on the interstate just made my day. Cheers to a happier February!

    1. LOL!!! Luckily he has never read my blog so he has no idea if I really use his stuff or not. LOL ;)
      THANK YOU!!!!!

  7. LOL my son will say "now PLEASE mom, do NOT write about this on your blog!" LOL okay... in a few months I will besides he never reads it anyway. :)

    1. Yeah, no one in this house reads mine either. Of course, they know that I write about them but I think they think no one reads it. HA HA on them! ;)

  8. You had me nervous reading about the icy driving - grew up in Michigan, Wisconsin and young adult in Minneapolis -- I DO NOT MISS IT or the nerve wracking drives to get home in one piece. So far this winter I have hardly worn a jacket. Love the kitty pictures.

    1. I grew up in WV. We always had tons of snow but thankfully little ice.
      SIGH... I miss the snow. :(

  9. Any time someone in this family does something funny or weird, I get threats.

    Don't you DARE put that on the blog. Mom, seriously? Nooooo!

    1. LOL!! They fully expect me to write about it. But like I've said before, they think no one reads my blog anyway! LOL ;)

  10. 6 hours!!!! I was stuck for 2 1/2 hours was my longest...Glad you made it out okay. The slim jim story has me laughing...that is too funny,

    1. I narrowly missed another round today! Luckily the snow waited until I got home to really start coming down! SHEW!!! Crisis diverted! ;)

      THANK YOU!


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