Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Marriage 201, Lecture 87: On a mission


Important things I have learned at the cottage on Madeline Island.

1. If you don't have an internet connection at the cottage (but can get one by driving into town and camping out in the hotel lobby, not that we do that too much, but we are nerds), you can't look up the weather forecast on your computer. Which means that when you finally go to play tennis at noon, it will start raining at about noon oh two, which will make your husband blame you for not wanting to leave the cottage earlier, even though there was no indication that it might rain.

What you will realize the next day is that even if you can't look up the forecast and see the radar on your computer, all you have to do is turn on the television and that exact information will be available there. Who knew you could learn about the weather on TV? Not me.

2. Once you turn on the TV in the cottage, you will discover that Remote #1, which you use to control the channels, cannot be used to mute the sound. That function is reserved for Remote #2, which is just fine with you because one remote, two remotes, whatever.

But your engineer husband will decide that if he cannot work at his paid job, he will program the remotes properly because he just can't stand to not have it working right, and will spend the next half hour of his free vacation time on that project.

5 comments:

LPC said...

And we hope this story ends, "And then they made out a lot and lived happily ever after."

Heather Griffith Brewer said...

Once upon a time there were no remotes and people had children to turn the knobs for them.
The end.

Heather said...

That pic is just gorgeous!!
Hubby still forgets that I can look up the weather on the computer! He will sit around and wait for the 5am news, just to see the weather for the day!

My hubby would have done the same thing with the remotes.

Anonymous said...

This was hilarious - I love a good laugh at five oh two!

Michaela said...

Have fun chilling at the cottage...my hubby hates that some people do not adjust their screen ratio to match the images, thus making some things look fat. He would fiddle around with that. Yawn! xxoo