Sunday, February 22, 2009

The day John went INSANE

I had this BRILLIANT idea. I wanted to removed the tacky metal thresholds in the doorways leading into the kitchen. I decided that we should install wood thresholds. John agreed that this was a great idea. So, we headed off to Lowe's to get supplies.

I found a lovely threshold made from bamboo. John agreed that it was prefect. We drove home, and John quickly got to work. He ripped up the old thresholds, measured the new thresholds, and began drilling holes in the wood. But then things took a turn for the worse. One threshold didn't match up correctly with the holes already in the floor. And the other threshold tilted at an angle between the dinning room and kitchen, because we have approximately 467 layers of linoleum on our kitchen floor.

John was growing angrier by the second. He was huffing and puffing and yelling. There was tension in the air as he attempted to nail the threshold to the floor. And then it happened. The wood cracked. And John went stark raving MAD. He took the hammer and beat the shit out of that damn threshold. Then he ripped it off the floor. The next thing I knew, he was gone.

The kids and I were a little startled by Daddy anger management issues. Actually, I was shocked. John is the calm, rational person in this household - I am the nut job. But not today.

Within thirty minutes, John returned home with two new thresholds. I am proud to report that he successfully finished the job without yelling or breaking anything...

17 comments:

Mama Kalila said...

I'm sorry... I know I shouldn't laugh... but I can so see my husband doing that! Glad he got em in though! Looks nice :-)

Mary said...

Well at least he came back calm and finished the job! Justin's been through that a time or too with frustrating projects, so I understand completely what you were thinking!

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Misguided Mommy said...

I love love love when men like that lose it. rob is soooo calm that it cracks me up when he freaks out over shit like that. makes me feel sooo much better about myself!

Amanda said...

He did a great job!

Rachel said...

I am glad John did not lose his mind and I am happy that you are happy!!

Eva said...

Aw. It's hard being the daddy. Looks good. :)

All these B's and Me! said...

I had to laugh because we have been there when remodeling our kitchen.... Thank god those days are over with.. Very stressful for the both of us. Your kitchen looks GREAT!

kristi said...

UGH, I am the nut job too!! I like it when my Hubby acts like that, makes me feel more normal!

Marni's Organized Mess said...

Haha! That's funny!

MarvelousMOM said...

It's not funny, but it kind of is. hehe It looks good!

dani said...

lol, john just needed a time-out!!! christy, my john is a pretty calm guy, too, but would have done EXACTLY the same thing, ha:P
he did an AMAZING job second time around, though!!!
love,
dani

Jeninacide said...

Bwuahaha! That is actually pretty funny!

Tabitha said...

That looks great!
Glad that your hubby got the job done in the end!
Love and hugs Tabitha XXX

iMommy said...

Aren't men funny?

amanda said...

most beautiful threshold ever.

high five to the hubby.

although would love to see pics of the one he destroyed :)

Nancy said...

LOL! I'm so sorry to laugh, but your description of his ire was really funny!

I'm glad he was able to solve the issue and get it done in the end.