Last weekend Mark informed me there was something wrong with his van. He told me he had to spend Easter Sunday working on it to make sure it was ready for work Monday morning.

Not a big deal ……..He can fix it.

He really can fix anything. He can just fix anything, really.

So IT began

My first thought was “BUMMER”. He will spend all of Easter Sunday under a hood.

As he said, It was okay. He will fix it by dinner.

The kids and I went to my parents and we had a very nice time watching Stephen hide the Easter eggs way out of the younger children’s reach. The kids played, found the eggs, came up with very inventive ways to get the eggs down, dinner came and went but there was NO Mark.

When I called him to ask him how things were going. He said, Fine, I just have more of a mess then I thought…….I said Oh, Okay see you when we get home……….knowing by tomorrow every thing would be okay. Because, he really can fix anything.

At 11:00 PM came Mark come in the house greasier then I have ever seen him before. I asked him how the problem was…….I just knew everything was okay….and I have learned at times like these it is always best to only ask questions you only know the answer too……..Right?

As I stood there smiling, He stunned me with “NO! It’s not fixed……I told you I have more problems then I thought.”

WHAT?????

OH!

Huuu? He still has not fixed the problem………Now what do I do?

My mind went blank……. I thought to myself, “SELF?? How could this be? He always fixes the problem.?.?”

Oh! No! Now, this is a CONunDRUM!

He tells me not to worry……..He’ll have to take care of it tomorrow.

Tomorrow?!?

We have customers waiting. How can he fix it tomorrow?

{Just so you know; We are self-employed and if anyone hasn’t heard yet……..They are saying jobs are scarce everywhere …….especially in the housing sector. They are also saying the economy is bad……..and let me tell you………..It IS!!}

But, I don’t panic………I’m just good like that………………..Okay, I don’t panic too much ………Well, just between us, I panicked where he could not see me.

Monday Morning

Mark gets up and heads out to work on the van. He comes in and says he “thinks” he has fixed problem one. But, now there is another problem.

WHAT? Another problem? What do you mean another problem?

He says “Now the alternator is down.”

Down? What do you mean down? ………..He says, like I have to buy a new one.

And then he says, “But don’t worry I think I can fix it.”

Of course he can fix it. He can fix anything. He really can fix just anything.

He does a little of this and a little of that………….He runs the alternator down to a friends garage for a wrench for some reason we don’t have. He comes home, works on the thing some more. He sprinkles a little magic dust on the part. I see bubble gum and duct tape and then he tells me……………That it should work and everything will be fine.

Yay! Of course it will be fine……..Why wouldn’t it be?…….We lost a job or two today but tomorrow will be better and then everything will be fine.

Everything will be just fine………RIGHT????

Well…………….. Mark comes into the house again and tells me the part that he was tightening broke off in his hands. “OH! That can’t be good.” I say. “What are you going to do?” He tells me he will see how much the new part will be and where he can find it………. Then, he will put it back on……….He tells me he should get the thing up and running by the morning.

He goes to the computer. He searches and then says to me, “the part we need is over $1,000.00″…………………$1,000.00??? are you kidding??????
He says apparently, this is a common problem with this type of car……… I really don’t remember anything else he could have said…………….Because, that is when ‘THE” headache started.

He tells me everything will be okay and not to worry. He is going to see if he can make the part……………….

Well……… He can fix it. He really can fix anything……..

I will be okay.

I worked with the kids in school……..I did a little of this and a little of that…..I tried to work on a story for the blog…..hit the publish button by mistake……….burned dinner, went back to the computer looking for something to distract me, saw I had two comments on the new story………….. THOUGHT “OH NO! I’m so embarrassed what did I do?” ………I fixed what I could…………tried to understand Matthew,s Physics.

AND

The headache grew worse!

Mark comes back in and says……….”NOW! I have to think about this one.”

Think about it? How long? What do you mean ‘think’ about it?

Then, I have to ask the questions all good secretaries have to ask………..I ask him if he thinks he will be able to get it done by the morning or should I call the people that are waiting for him and cancel for tomorrow?

He says “CANCEL!”

Yicks!!!!!!

I do it ~ One lady says that’s okay she understands. Yay! Nice lady! One down…One to go……The other lady says, she will call someone else and hangs up mad……GREAT!! Stupid woman!

Tuesday Morning

Mark gets up and heads out to the garage…..He comes in and tells me he has to go out and see if he can find the parts to make the part he needs……………..He is gone most of the morning. My headache is a little better but it is still there…….I am still thinking……Oh No! I hope he can get this done before tomorrow.

Nothing like a supportive wife and little pressure, huh?

He comes home around noon. I hear banging in the garage and see a little magic dust, bubble gum and duct tape………….and then………..

TADAAA……….. The VAN works! Better then it did before.

Of course it works!………..I wasn’t worried………..Where you?

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7 thoughts on “I Married MacGyver

  1. OMG Lisa. Maddening. Do you have any hair left? He probably could have saved himself alot of time, money and aggravation by just renting a van for a couple of days while his was being fixed….but where’s the fun in that, right?? LOLXOXO

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  2. Oh, you are simply hilarious…but I am so very sympathetic…hope your headache is better…if not, you should get that husband of yours to sprinkle a magic dust on your head…after all, he can fix anything, right????? LOL. ~Janine XO

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  3. Oh, I’m so glad it got fixed because the economy is so terrible. I guess I was worried as I read your story that perhaps each problem would lead to another problem. I’m so glad it all worked out!

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  4. NOPE!! As I said before…it’s YOU with the problem! Thank God WE have MARK!! 😉 Yep. He’s my favorite brother-in-law!! By the way… “Secretary” is so Out-dated! I think you should Promote yourself! Hmmm…. How ’bout “Personel Director of Human Resources and Accounting” 😉 Love, Marg

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