Problem + The Man = Crisis Averted

Monday I had a problem. A real “first world” problem, but an issue to me just the same.


The Man with my Kitchen Aid

I know many people have Kitchen Aid mixers, but this one is special to me. It was a wedding present, something I’ve cherished, and I use 5 out of 7 days a week.  Monday I had big plans for this baby… I was making mashed potatoes, dark chocolate buttercream frosting and peanut butter frosting.  This thing was going to get a workout.

As I was making the dark chocolate buttercream, it would only turn on a higher speed.  I screamed, and called for The Man.  He came in touched it and it worked again.. and then it didn’t.


See that white wire?  After 20 years.. it broke.

But you know what?  The Man fixed it.  Crisis averted.  Just like my mother told me 20+ years ago; “It’s good to have a man who can fix things.”

Something You Don’t See Very Often…

Yesterday at my house it was a weird, weird day.  Something happened that NEVER happens.  The Man was sick.  It's not that he has some super human gene that wards off germs..  He's just the kind of guy that goes to work no matter how he feels.  (I'm pretty lucky huh?)

#5 Amazed..

It is such a strange thing… that #1 has only seen her dad stay home from work because he was sick… twice… #2 wrote this on Facebook: "If I had a dollar for every day my dad missed work because he was sick, I'd have a dollar."  I've known the guy for almost 2 decades. He's missed work 2 times.  Once because he was in the hospital with a virus in the sac that is around his heart and yesterday.  On snow days.. you know when EVERY SCHOOL in 5 counties is closed.. and churches and storm shelters are closed?  He goes to work. 

#6  can not believe his dad is still in bed….

The One About My Ovens & A Shout Out to My Mother..

When you live in a house with 9 people things break. When your double oven breaks.. and you normally use both ovens at least 4 times a week… it will put a kink in your meal planning.  Last Monday my menu was: ham, scalloped potatoes, peas and homemade rolls.  It was impossible to make the rolls, ham and potatoes without both ovens.. (first world problem I know). So I had to call my local fix it man… you know The Man.


The Man with the double ovens…trying to fix them.

no pictures please..

There's a red neck joke in here somewhere.. you know the one about your oven being up on blocks…

Don't look.. it's my oven guts!

See that cut above his wedding ring?  We call that  a Workers comp claim.

In just a hour or so he fixed my ovens..

About 18 or so years ago my mother told me… "Suzie, you should marry this guy!  He's a hard worker, He can fix things! Do you know how nice it would be to have a man that could fix things?"   Every once in a while (at least once a year) a girl should admit how right her mother is…So once again you are right mom.  "It is nice to have a man that can fix things!