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.