i can almost sorta' kinda' chuckle about this now after spending some time today with our friends E, C and G.
on wednesday morning, we had loaded up the truck with all of our mudding gear, had our mudding clothes on and were headed to our friends' C&G's house to finish mudding their dining room. it was a bright and beautiful day. we were happy to go and help get the mudding done before our friends arrived on thursday night - we wanted to surprise them!
we had driven about 100ft when jambaloney remembered that we hadn't locked our gate. no problem...our friend E's house is only 2ft away and we can turn around in her driveway and go back. no, says the self-admitted unable to back up guy! i'll just drive in reverse says the self-admitted unable to back up guy!
now you need to know a little bit about the geography of our road. first, it's a dirt road. and windy. and on one side of it is a 300ft ravine. since i know about the geography of our road, and self-admitted unable to back up guy is claiming he will just drive in reverse, i scream NO several times. then i scream "we're going over the edge". i hate the fact that i am always right especially in these types of situations!
thank goodness for big trees growing in the ravine! a tree stopped us from falling more than 15ft. but we went over the edge! and yes, my life flashed before my eyes. i had to climb out of the driver's side door and it was straight up because the truck was sideways.
i cursed and swore at him, called him every ugly name under the sun and then kicked him out of the house and told him to wait with the truck until the tow guy came! all i could think of was that i had just been so scared out of my mind that there was no way i could go to C&G's to finish the mudding!!! and we had promised them!!!!
i had to call C and explain why the mudding wouldn't be finished when they arrived. C calmed me down and it was only after talking to her that i realized i was in shock. and then realized that jambaloney must be as shooken up as i was. and he must have been feeling terrible and alone. i knew that i couldn't go down there with him, i knew that i would just yell and scream at him. so i did the next best thing, i called our friend S. she and jambaloney have a similar sense of humour and have gotten along ever since we met S. so i called her. she laughed and said of course she would go down with him - WITH her camera to get pics!!!!
as she was driving down our road, jambaloney later said that he prayed that it wasn't S, he would be too embarrassed if she saw him. so he jumped in the ravine behind the truck - bahahahahahah! then he realized that if it was S, that S would recognize our truck and get out and start looking around and calling for him. so he came up out of the ravine. i knew that S would cheer him up and calm him down....and she did. he was very appreciative that i sent her down with him....even when i still wanted to kill him!!!
and then lo and behold, the tow-truck guy arrives. it's a sticky situation but between him and jambaloney - they manage to get the truck out of the ravine. with no damage to it!
and then lo and behold, who comes speeding around the corner? our matriarch, V and her son B. i have mentioned our matriarch many times on the blog - we love her. jambaloney especially has an incredible soft spot for her. he loves dancing with her at dances and he thinks that the moon and stars exist because of her. i have to admit, i really love her too! well she comes speeding around the corner with her son B. why? because C is V's daughter and after i called C to tell her that i just wasn't up to doing any mudding after the accident, she called her mother and her mother and brother were there in minutes!!!
poor jambaloney took a real *ss-kicking from V! she yelled at him for 20 minutes that he should have called B to come and help! B yelled at him too, and said that he could have gotten another friend's truck that has a winch and gotten jambaloney out. then V yelled at him some more about how you call your family when you are in trouble!
my goodness we got some good family here! once jambaloney came home, i had to call S and thank her. she was all "holy crap kymber! i thought he had a tire in the ditch! the whole truck was flipped over sideways!!!". i was all ya. then we talked about the potluck supper tomorrow - bahahahahahah!
then i had to call V and B and thank them for showing up. V went up one side of me and down the other for not calling her and B. i can only imagine the beating that jambaloney took from her!!!! but we just really don't want to take advantage of these people - ever! we are going to need B's help when we build our addition, we are going to need his help when we build a workshop for jambaloney - we don't want to take advantage of him!
anyway, we went back to C&G's yesterday....and all of the mudding holes that i had done had fallen in - grrrrrrrrr! i had to re-do all of them. jambaloney worked on some more corners. we didn't get to the ceiling. we'll do that on monday.
G sent us an email that he had written in english and then ran through the Google translate, into Korean. the english was hysterical. he basically thanked himself for the performance of work that had been done into his homely abode. we killed ourselves laughing over that one!!!! but when i read the actual Korean it was even funnier. unless you are a Korean linguist, seeing 17 pronouns in a row just probably isn't funny, but trust me when i say that i laughed my fool head off!
we went to visit C&G today. they hugged us and kissed us and had bought us a new muffin tin due to the fact that we only have one - bahahahahahah! they treated us like gold and told us we were family again. E was there for a short time too, we could never get enough of her and her beautiful boys. OMG - C&G loooooove those boys more than we do....and we really love E's boys.
family. i think we have finally found ours.