Sometimes even the best of plans just don’t work out as we expect. Yesterday I was so proud of myself thinking that Vince was going to say “Oh my goodness, this car is so hot! I see why you’re complaining about the air conditioner!”
Nope, the sun went behind the clouds about the time Vince’s plane arrived and while driving around, twice I had to turn the air conditioner down because I was cold.
While we were eating dinner, we were talking about the move, the house we want, the land and similar things. I was having such a hard time not telling him about the chocolate lab puppies. Here’s our conversation at the table.
Vince: I know it’s hard for you staying behind and taking care of all the things at home.
Me: Yes! And you owe me. I can’t decide if you can pay me back by getting me a 1967 Mustang fastback or a 6 burner gas stove.
Me: There’s one more thing I want but I can’t tell you about it yet.
Me: You’ll see!
Me: You’ll see!
Vince: How much does it cost?
Me: Well . . it would normally cost about $250 but I think, if you agree, it will be free initially but there will be costs later.
Vince: A dachshund!
Me: No . . you’ll see later.
Vince: NO! No way! I don’t care how much or how little it costs! No way . . ever! Don’t even ask!
Me: You don’t even know what it is yet. How can you say that?
Vince: Yes . . it’s a chocolate lab. There are only two kinds of dogs you’ve ever had that you would have again — a dachshund or a chocolate lab.
Me: Will you just wait til you see them? There are 10 of them and they’re so cute!
Vince: Do you remember how much Chip dug and he chewed up everything? I’ll only consider it if we know for sure we’re getting 40 or 50 acres.
Me: Ok . . that’s all I’m asking! Look at the puppies. See what you think and if we’re getting the land, let’s get one.
Here’s a story from a couple of years ago about the chocolate lab we once had. That’s why Vince is so adamant about a chocolate lab but Vince acquired Chip when we got married so it wasn’t like he started out with him as a puppy. That makes a huge difference! We’ll see what happens . . tomorrow evening we go to see the puppies.