So the "electrician" came the other day. Well, actually he was supposed to come Wednesday at 10:30. Hours later he called and said it would be 3pm...then 6pm...then it's just not going to work out tonight. So then it was scheduled for 10:30am Thursday. At 10:50 he called and said he was on his way...and showed up at 2pm. Well, after all that waiting, here's the grand result:
(Excuse all the junk.)
Yep. He came, looked at it for a while, tried to figure it out, and then finally asked if I had an extension cord and just plugged the dishwasher in to another outlet. Guess that's what they're paying you the big bucks for. In a way I'm ticked off that we didn't do that ourselves 5 weeks ago, but then I'm mostly just ticked off that he didn't fix it. And he left saying he'd have to send over an electrician with equipment and stuff, which made me go then what the heck are you? And he kept saying, "At least I got your dishwasher working for you." Whatever. So Miami.
In other highlights, one night this week Ryan came home from work and mentioned that his friend and coworker, Justin wanted to go see the new Star Trek movie that night but Ryan told him he didn't think I would let him. I was a little surprised he said that, but I was like, "You can do whatever the heck you want if you help me get the kids to bed."
A few minutes later, Justin came over to bring something else for Ryan and Ryan told him, "She said I can go to the movie! I just have to help get the kids in bed first." And Justin gave sort of a surprised, "Oh! Great." as if he were just as surprised as Ryan.
I was laughing so hard! In a way I was a little embarrassed, like sheesh, I'm not your mother! You sound like a kid who has to finish his chores before he can go out and play! What are you making me out to be that even your friends seem surprised that I "let" you go do something? But then, I started feeling proud. Really proud that I actually have that kind of power over my man. And that he's so well trained. What a good little husband to check with his wife before going out with the boys! Then I actually sort of realized (and I know it sounds kind of harsh but I'm thinking more factually), I actually don't think we've ever had that experience since we've been married - Ryan asking me to go out with friends. Um, he actually hasn't really had friends to go out with since we've been married. And if he ever has done something, it's because I've arranged it. Really, he just hasn't had time. And it makes me glad that what little spare time he has had he's been home with us.
But I'll just put that little note aside and just relish the fact that I feel somewhat powerful and have such a well-trained man. :)