Wednesday, October 27, 2004

RETURN OF THE MONKEY BROTHERS

Dad was released from the hospital today. I would like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for all your prayers and well wishes. They worked. All the tests are inconclusive. He was prescribed an additional Alzheimer's medication, new on the market in January. Hopefully it will slow down the rampant decline of the past week. He is home and I will sleep peacefully this night as our Angel Genie is spending the night with Mom to help out.

ON THE HOME FRONT

Zorro (this is the name I have decided on for my husband. If Debbie C., my long time pal, is reading this, I could not resist!) had had enough of the squirrels getting into the attic part of the house through the aging air ducts on the roof. He decides they need to be replaced. Seemed easy enough, a trip to Home Depot and a ladder. Mission accomplished! The squirrels were even impressed with his Handyman work.

It rained this weekend. I was in the back of the kitchen when I noticed the ceiling looking ....well, like it was sagging a little. What the heck? Zorro was looking at it with me and he tentatively poked at it with his finger and a chunk of it fell on us, followed by a stream of water.

Being the good wife I am (I have learned quickly a thing or two....I liked being a smart ass girl friend, but I love being a wife more) so I kept my mouth shut. Upon examination of the roof, directly above the disaster, was the new air duct! Biting my tongue, I sigh.

Then I get a great idea, "Why don't we call the Monkey Brothers!!!!"

I'll be darned if they did not show up this morning while I was at work! Dang! MB # 1 did all the work while MB # 2 played with the dog in the neighbors back yard . MB # 1 borrowed our ladder back from our next door neighbor (drumming up another job no doubt)! MB # 2 sounded like Boomhauser from KING OF THE HILL. Zorro did not understand one thing he said except the tail end of the estimate..." MMMM....garble garble garble, BBADDDDD, garble garble garble......MMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmm, aaahhhhhhhh.... $200"

Two hours later, MD #1 had the roof fixed. They will be back to give us an estimate for the ceiling inside. I'm going to kill Zorro if he does not call me!

14 comments:

my78novata said...

So glad he is being released. That is really wondeful. Im ean totally wonderful. SO happy.

sistercdr said...

I am relieved that your dad was able to come home.  In some stages, dementia is easier handled in more familiar surroundings.  Your family will stay in my prayers.  Sorry about the roof and ceiling.  Your description of the Monkey Brothers was too funny.

readmereadyou said...

Oh I feel for you. I literally had a leaky roof and ceiling fall in over a 10 year period many times in my kitchen extension. Nobody who fixed it seemed to get it right and figure out where it was coming from. One day, I got someone who FINALLY figured it out and it's been eight years since we had a problem. What a mess it all is.

Angela

redhdka said...

I'm amazed you kept your mouth shut. I would at the time..but then the next repair I would remind him so many times about how he screwed up that repair and he would hate me for it. LOL But it's true. Happy Dad is doing well. Thank goodness

chasingmoksha said...

Refresh my memory, are these the brothers that chopped and carried away the dying tree? LOL!  Oh, you got to love those husbands.  I bite my tongue and keep a straight face!

Wishing your father does well with the new meds.  

bccundiff said...

Glad to hear your Dad is better. Good job holding your tongue w/Zorro! I'm sure he felt bad enough about it. Hope the Monkey Brothers fix is a good one. Loved the story.

mrccgoody said...

I'm glad your Dad was released, that's good news...

It's too bad you missed the Monkey Brothers...It's too bad *I* missed the Monkey Brothers!  Do they work as far as Louisville?

mlraminiak said...

Are these the same guys who took down your tree?  Handy men par excellence!
P.S.--Glad your dad is doing better...
Lisa  :-]

judithheartsong said...

So glad your Dad is home.
Tell me, are these the guys who cut down the tree????? If so, your husband can call me when they come back too....... this sounds like a real hoot.
judi :):)

yakima127 said...

As soon as I read the title of your entry, I thought about sitting on your front porch watching them work...AGAIN!  But, you missed it?  Dang it all!  Maybe you should find out the date of their return (innocently), and be "sick" that day!  
Glad your Dad is home and doing better...JAE

sonensmilinmon said...

Mary,

I'm so glad to hear about your dad and I will continue to keep him and your family in my prayers.  

You missed the tree cutters!  Wait, we all missed the tree cutters, I wanted to watch too! LOL

Monica
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st0rmwhispers said...

I'm really glad your Dad is home....hopin things look up for you : )

hestiahomeschool said...

I love King of the Hill...we have a Boomhauser in our neighborhood...

krobbie67 said...

So, I'm confused. Did Zorro trap one of the squirrels in the attic and it took a really voluminous piss? ;-) ---Robbie