Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October 4th ~ No Electricity

This is not what you might be thinking if you are an occasional visitor to Peace of Mind.  Oh we have electrical power -  at least for the next few weeks; what I'm talking about from this blog post title is that we've lost "electricity." Me and Rick that is.  How did we make this discovery?  We found this out on the drive home from delivering - what I'm hoping is the last of - documentation for tax preparations for the last couple of years.  I must admit, it is a huge relief knowing that part of our nightmare may finally be put to rest... or at least, put us in position to proceed with filing bankruptcy.  So after sitting with tax guy and going over all the paperwork I spent hours searching for, researching, calling banks and agencies requesting information, he told us it looked like he had everything he needed to start preparing our tax forms; we were there 15 minutes tops.  Rick and I walk out, and as usual he forges ahead of me in his typical frenzied pace, while I gimpily (is that a word?) hobble behind ... the distance between us rapidly increasing.  I had done some housework and showered before we left, so I had been on my feet, and my left ankle that I injured after a recent fall is still a bit swollen, weak and sore; so as I was slowly making my way to the car... down hill... as quick as my injured foot could carry my chubby body, I called out to Rick - number one, to see if he could still hear me considering our distance, and number two, to advise him that I really hoped I didn't stumble and fall, because I wasn't sure he'd stop to help me up.  Well, he in fact could hear me.  He was nice enough to open the car door for me, but I'm pretty sure he held in a chuckle when I let out a squeal from pain as I tried to rush to hop into the passenger seat.

We were in a pretty good mood driving away from H & R Block and agreeing how glad we were that was done, when Rick decides he wants to hold my hand... What?  And we are holding hands at the first intersection we are stopped at...  by the second major crossing I joked, "You're touching me,"  while also thinking "This is weird."  At the third stop, I said out loud, "This is weird, can I have my hand back."  At this point we are both laughing at the silliness - not to mention awkwardness.  Fourth large intersection, my hand's sweating, and I'm saying "How much longer?"  In between all the awkwardness, we reminisced about how we met - blind date, 21 years ago coming up in a couple of weeks... how we were lied to by the people setting us up... Jerks.  

Thoroughly amused by our conversations and dumb hand holding we made it home... but one thing stood out for me... no electricity.  Nothing.  I felt nothing at his touch.  Weird.

Well, at least we laughed the whole way home.

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