Friday, October 26, 2012

trying not to kill him...it's not easy! and family.

i can almost sorta' kinda' chuckle about this now after spending some time today with our friends E, C and G.

sorta' kinda'.

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!

FAMILY????

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.

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    1. Warlock, buddy, we were really lucky! and are eternally grateful! thanks for stopping by, my friend!

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  2. SOOOOO how did your life end then?

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    1. well since you asked...i will tell you. i die happily in my bed. why am i so happy? because i have jambaloney and in the future he learns how to back up. expertly. and because at the ripe old age of 42 (my birthday is next month), a blogger friend of mine named Pioneer Preppy gave us 2.5 million dollars just because he is a great guy like that. we burned this crap-*ss cottage to the ground, built a beautiful A-frame Swiss cottage down by the river....and spent the 2.5 million dollars as frivolously as we could. when i died...i had 85 cents in my bank account.

      now when are you sending the 2.5????

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    2. Well let's see. I am thinking you should live to be at least 84. So that is another 42 years and spending frivolously you would go through a million easy each month I imagine. That means in order to keep your life flash feasible I need to send you 2.5 million in 41 years 9 months and 15 days. Give or take a day or two.

      I will post date a check for June 10th 2053. Will that work?

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  3. Wow, just wow. I'm SO glad all is well, Jamba's ego aside...y'all be careful from now on! ;-)

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    1. 1st Man - you get it. his ego is pretty bruised. but we are safe. and we have learned our lesson. thanks so much!

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  4. Thank you very much for the email letting me know that you are OK. You both are special to me and to many others.

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    1. Grand - you are special to us too. thanks buddy! i'll always keep you updated!

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  5. You have to learn to rely on those that are nearby, and most importantly, care about you! Especially if they are nearby & able to help!!! Yell, scream at him & then get the right people there to help. Reconcile later ... oh yeah.

    All our neighbors near our Country House (mostly cousins, but anyway) would be mortified if we called 'outside help' to help get us out of a jam. Even though ours would only be a 6' ditch, not a life threatening 300' ravine, it would still be the fact that we went to 'outside' help that would make them look at us with questionable eyes (Damn City people!).

    If you screwed up, you screwed up. Learned from the mistake ... which I'm sure Jambaloney did. Give him a hug & a kiss & tell him to listen to you next time.

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    1. oh DFW - you and i know it!!! and yes, we called the outside help - and they only called us damn city people for the first few weeks that we were here - bahahahahahah! now they call us family. and it feels really good!

      he says that he will start listening to me. ya....sure. it'll be 12 yrs in january that we have been together...he hasn't listened to me once!!!! i did hug and kiss him. and he really appreciates your comment!

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  6. fiquires; insanity is prevalent in your tribee too....

    Wildflower

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    1. Wildlfower....honest to goodness if it wasn't for insanity we wouldn't be alive! we are surrounded by insanity!!!!

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    2. as .long as you can help each other out, that is a good insanity

      better than a polite bunch of sane people unable to help one another....

      Wildflower

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  7. Oh my gosh, you would have know everywhere I went cause I would have been pee-ing my pants...1st from fear, the second from laughter! So glad you are both ok....J'e ego will heal. "Found family" is just so precious! And the muffin tin bwahahahaha!

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    1. bahahahahahahahahahahah! oh Katidids - thank goodness you weren't in the truck - i'd be cleaning pee for the next 2 yrs - bahahahahahahah! his ego is healing slowly, my sister Helga sent him a really sweet email, our friend S made him laugh about it, our matriarch V yelled at him for 20 mins. he's healing. yes, we have finally found our family. and the muffin tin is a screech because C&G only knew about our one muffin tin fiasco from reading our blog - bahahahahahahahah! that was really precious!

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  8. Sweet Kymber and Jambaloney
    OMG.....the two of you were very lucky, it could have been worse. I'm so glad neither one of you were hurt! Thank God for great friends (FAMILY) coming out to help. I'm going to have to send Jambaloney a set of eyes for the back of his head when driving in reverse, LOL....
    Your Friend,
    Sandy

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    1. Sweet Sandy - it could have been so much worse and we are very grateful that it wasn't! jambaloney says that he is wondering why you didn't send him his usual hug...and he also says that he would love that extra set of eyes - bahahahahah!

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  9. Wow, you guys were lucky! Glad you are ok. Although I would have screamed, yelled, cussed if my DH had done something like that. Something to laugh about for years to come though, right?

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    1. Carolyn....i screamed my head off at him. i was so shooken up! maybe in a hundred and 25 years we will laugh about it. everyone in our community is getting a right scream out of it tho - bahahahahahah!

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  10. Sis - Like I said in the email - thank goodness for small miracles, or in this case, large miracles. What wonderful supportive family you have now.

    Oh geez - Poor Jambaloney's driving techniques are now being publicly scrutinized. Oh my word .... bahahahaha ! Everyone will forget soon J - so no worries.

    Love you always sis, forever and a day !
    xoxoxoxoxoxo

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    1. sis - whenever stuff like this happens, i go to you first because i know that you will calm me down and keep me grounded - and you always do it in spades! and this family that we are acquiring - they would love the living crap out of you! i can't wait to introduce you to your new family - they will fawn all over you and want you all to themselves...it's just the way they are. and when they see how well you take care of others....they will fawn over you and want you even more. but i will have to draw the line somewhere and make them back off. cuz yer mine!

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  11. Thank goodness that neither of you were hurt. Well.... other than J's pride. If I remember correctly he is a fairly new driver. He probably has all the driving skills of a 17 year old boy! LOL! Tell him that if he has another accident you are going to start a photo album of the driving messes he gets himself into ! You both need to be certain to wear your seat belts.

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    1. Janet - excellent memory, my friend! but his driving skills are more like a 16yr old boy (oh he is gonna kill me for that one!). but that's it exactly - he hasn't been driving for long and he only drives into town maybe once a month - so he doesn't have a lot of experience at all. i am glad to say that we both always have our seatbelts on! and it definitely helped us when we went in to the ravine.

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  12. S'funny -the fine line between love and fear - and the reaction it can cause. I'd react the same if RMan made that mistake LOL

    Glad you're both OK. Gain comfort from the fact that J is never going to repeat this mistake... ;)

    Now, go hug him better.

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    1. Dani....yer dead right. and he really appreciates your comment. thanks so much!

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  13. Oh my! So glad you guys survived! Jam better practice backing up on flat surfaces!

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    1. Wendy - he thinks the freakin world of you what with your road-kill bear experiences! i will make certain that he starts practicing backing up! thanks my friend....and i am really, really enjoying your stories on Wendy's Colony....i check for new updates all of the time!

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  14. I am so glad that both of you are alright. Please stay safe !!

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    1. Jane, hon....u no hoo is no longer allowed to back up! we are going to be doubly careful about staying safe! thanks so much!

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  15. I would've reacted the same way. I'm glad you guys are both OK,and kudos to your friends/family who helped!

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    1. Donna, thank you my NH friend! we have some excellent friends here...and we have never been left wanting for anything...and we are very happy for that!

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  16. I laughed so hard! With exbf around, I tend to be right most of the time. We might need to be married for me to take on like you did. I do it often in my mind--cursing him. I take it he will not be backing up again? Did you stand on him to get out since you are not very tall?

    Thank goodness for the tree and no rollover to the bottom of the ravine! That would have rattled me, too!

    Maybe the hateful anonymous trolls that did not like my wanting to "kill" someone won't come here and try to annoy you.

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    1. PP - i am glad that you laughed! i think i will be able to laugh about it soon - i mean, the majority of our 2 communities are laughing their fool heads off - but i am still just a little shaken. nothing that some time can't fix - bahahahahhahah! from now on - he will be doing 3-point turns - no backing up ever again - bahahahahahahah! he climbed out first and then i climbed up onto the steering wheel to be able to get out - we were completely sideways!!!! the ravine is full of big trees - thank goodness - and i said my thanks to each and every one of them!

      i am sorry that you had trouble with trolls. we haven't experienced any real trolls here...i will just delete them if we do. i don't like trolls!

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    2. I meant the telling was funny, not what happened or could have happened. They are laughing because they ove you. At least he has redeeming qualities when he is not trying to kill you.

      I had to drive in snow because my husband from New York could not handle snow in the South or the North. He put us in a 7 car pileup between Buffalo and Rochester. From then on, I did the snow driving.

      Now, I started moderating for another reason. I actually just answered one without publishing it. The other I published. I mean, how can someone complain about my complaining about something trivial...sort of like the pot calling the kettle black. This troll just started.

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  17. I wish you would have killed Jambaloney, skinned him, and put the photos on your blog. The first thing that I admired about Stud was his ability to handle a fire engine. I wish I had the number of good friends that you do. Maybe I should start running around naked.

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