Ripping a stud

Posted by debjulienne | 11:10 AM | , , , | 17 comments »

I am the queen of "Shi'f't happens". It's not a matter of if, but when it will go wrong. It just happens!

My husband is a great guy. But it drives me nuts when I tell him something is wrong with the car and try to explain it then show it to him. He thinks I'm imagining it or pilot error...because the car behaves PERFECTLY for him...wouldn't dare consider acting up in front of him.

Now, that said, I will say he is not the least bit fond of computers or modern technology. When it comes to motors he's the King, master-tech and all. Technology, not so much. He's fighting it, kicking and screaming all the way.

For Christmas I got him a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. A motorhead to the core, he loves reading and staying up on all things motor related. Seriously, there is nothing the man can't fix. In 33 years, we've never had to take a vehicle in for a repair.

Saturday we had to go get our taxes wasn't purty. Then went to the local Home Depot to get some lumber so we can extend a wall in the kitchen. We got home only to find he'd needed to rip the 2 x 6 x 12's. Note to non-wood working folks, "ripping" is what you do to shave the length of the stud if it's too wide. He decided to look online for the best blade to do said ripping.

Only when he put "How to properly rip a stud" in the search engine it came up with nothing but porn sites.

I'm still laughing. I won't soon forget his wide-eye shocked expression, mouth hanging open, or the WTF moment when he realized his perfectly innocent question took him to a multitude of internet porn sites.

It's fun when something that would normally happen to me happens to him...I just love Karma. How about you?



  1. Paisley Kirkpatrick // February 4, 2014 at 12:27 PM  

    Love this, Deb. I can just see your hubby's expresion. I know mine would have thrown his hands up and walked away - telling me to find what he need. WAIT! He would have had me do it in the first place. :)

  2. Mary Ricksen // February 4, 2014 at 1:46 PM  
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  3. Mary Ricksen // February 4, 2014 at 1:47 PM  

    The look on his face, priceless!
    My DH will for example go up on the roof to do repairs and then yell my name ever two seconds to get him what he didn't bring that he needed. I think he does it on purpose!

  4. debjulienne // February 4, 2014 at 2:34 PM  

    Paisley, it was the funniest expression ever...and believe me I've seen a lot on him...I couldn't look at him the rest of the day without cracking up

  5. debjulienne // February 4, 2014 at 2:35 PM  

    Mary, He's pretty good about being prepared when he does stuff. I'm the one telling him to be careful so he doesn't over due and hurt himself.

  6. Barbara Monajem // February 4, 2014 at 6:45 PM  

    What a hoot! Once I was searching the web for music by a group of singers that had XX in their name -- I forget what they were, but some sort of old-fashioned music -- but I got a lot of porn sites instead.

  7. Scarlet Pumpernickel // February 4, 2014 at 9:54 PM  

    Don't ya just love it? This is such a neat story. Thanks for sharing. This is something that would happen to my DH. Then I'd come in and see the result and go WTF? LOL!

  8. debjulienne // February 4, 2014 at 11:43 PM  

    Barbara, this is usually my luck... was so much fun to see it happen to him ;-)

  9. debjulienne // February 4, 2014 at 11:45 PM  

    Scarlet, I thoroughly enjoyed it... can't wait to see what happens next...

  10. Mary Marvella // February 5, 2014 at 3:24 PM  

    I would have loved to see that! My ex always needed my help, but could build walls and bookcases by himself if I didn't happen to be home. HMMMM!As long as I was home, how busy could I really be?

  11. Beth Trissel // February 5, 2014 at 8:05 PM  

    Very funny. Enjoyed this, Deb.

  12. debjulienne // February 5, 2014 at 8:48 PM  

    Mary, if only I had a camera trained on him when it happened...I'd gladly have shared...hahaha

  13. debjulienne // February 5, 2014 at 8:49 PM  

    Beth, Thanks for stopping by...congrats on your news as well. Hugs, my friend!

  14. Gemma Brocato // February 7, 2014 at 9:41 PM  

    What a great story. My husband is the same - if it has a motor, he's all in. And I don't complain because vacuum cleaners come with motors. :)

  15. Josie // February 9, 2014 at 9:29 AM  

    Hi Deb,
    That is a very amusing story. Sorry your taxes didn't go well. My husband runs a tax business and is very busy these days.

  16. debjulienne // February 10, 2014 at 11:38 PM  

    Gemma, isn't it great to have a handy hubby?

  17. debjulienne // February 10, 2014 at 11:43 PM  

    Josie, boy I could have used your hubby this year...