a bit of a palaver

April 24, 2016 1:10pm CST
Husband has spent most of the day rebuilding his Mother's computer. I have spent most of the day avoiding Husband as he rebuilds his Mother's computer. He's uttered a veritable variety of cheekily verbose wordage on quite a few occasions. There have been far too many squeals of frustration and groans of grumpiness. I've tiptoed past the 'office', hoping that he doesn't notice me; I'm quite sure much of the squealing groaniness has been for my benefit, perhaps because he wants to talk about what keeps going wrong. I know nothing about building computers so I would be of minimal {or more aptly, non-existent} help. He managed to infect the machine, in all its perfect newness, with a virus. My Husband, the clever geeky-nerd who works with computers for a living. I tip-toed back past the 'office' and treated myself to a frozen cocktail {a Woo Woo, yummy} whilst watching the most recent episode of The 100. Now I'm binge-watching Come Dine with Me, because it's Sunday and I can. I rather fancy some Bread & Butter Pudding, but made with chocolate drops instead of nasty evil sultanas. Mmmm, tasty.
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@Susan2015 (20607)
• United States
24 Apr 16
Yes better to just leave him to do his thing.
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25 Apr 16
Yep. Letting him curse and grumble alone is always best ... if I'm not around to 'feed' his pain he generally perks up a bit quicker.
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@gudheart (12752)
26 Apr 16
@Poppylicious Yep, not giving him attention will help!
@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
24 Apr 16
I think you were very wise to enter that office. Glad you saved yourself some misery!
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25 Apr 16
I can be wise sometimes. :)
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@Dragonairy1 (1414)
• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
24 Apr 16
My husband likes to tell me in depth how he's fixing a car, I only care if they're fixed
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25 Apr 16
Precisely! I don't care, just make it work!
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@amadeo (66054)
• United States
24 Apr 16
are we talking about bread pudding?
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25 Apr 16
I think I was talking about computers, mostly. *cheeky grin* {they may well be one and the same, I'm afraid I don't know}
@boiboing (12673)
• Northampton, England
24 Apr 16
I was setting up my mum's new laptop today and my husband - who really doesn't know anything about computers - kept offering me unwanted advice. I had to send him out of the room.
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25 Apr 16
Ah, at least - unlike your husband, seemingly - I know my limits and my place. :)
@gudheart (12752)
26 Apr 16
I always have an urge for tasty desserts after watching cooking shows!