Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Thorn In The Rizz's Side


Very few things in this life ruffle Brad's feathers. He is generally even tempered, well mannered, and hardly utters a negative word about, well, anything.

But he LOATHES the wind.

So when Mother Nature unleashed 80 mph winds in our neck of the woods the other night, he was one miserable man.

We have a deck off of our bedroom, a deck that is nicely fenced in with a beautiful wrought iron railing. A beautiful wrought iron railing that whistles and howls as the wind passes through it.

I sleep on the side of the bed AWAY from the railing.

And while I happily would have given up my spot for the Rizz, I knew he would never last upstairs with me. When the wind gets howling, he snuggles up to me for a quick minute and then makes his way downstairs to the guest room, away from the railing. Away from the wind.

When his alarm went off the next morning, I went looking for my husband. As I came down the stairs, I was surprised to see that the couch looked like it had been to battle with some angry animal. A raccoon perhaps? I hear they are especially vicious. As I rounded the corner, I found this:


Yeah, that would be my husband sleeping in our hallway with his head in the bathroom downstairs. He had shut the guest room door, curled up with the door jam, and tried (unsuccessfully) to get some sleep. The overhead fan in the bathroom was on in hopes of drowning out the noise but none of it seemed to work.

I firmly believe that Brad could tolerate most of the nasty things in life. Eating grubs and worms to stay alive? No problem. Going for weeks on end without bathing? Done deal. But having to stay somewhere were the wind screamed by, where railings abound and having nothing to drown out the sound? Welcome to Brad's personal hell.

This is what desperation looks like. Isn't it fantastic?

10 comments:

PROUD MOMMY said...

I too have a very even tempered hubby, so when something does get him riled it's kinda funny (kinda). Do you think a Sound Spa might help to drown out the noise? We have 2 from Homedics in the kiddo's rooms that we love! Just a thought--or your head in the bathroom works too (just not as nice on the back I would assume).

tharker said...

I. Love. Everything. About. This.

Jenn said...

That totally cracks me up! I think the funniest part is that he turned on a fan to drown out the wind. Um isn't that kind of the same sound?

Mimi said...

I am with him. I had a full blown panic attack with the wind that night. I was calculating all of the damage we would have to pay out to neighbors for our fence panels that I was sure were sailing around the neighborhood. I sandwiched my head between pillows. Maybe I should have tried the bathroom? Hope he got some rest last night:)

Michele said...

That is HILARIOUS! Poor Brad!

Kelly said...

Awesome. Love that you were able to get a picture before he woke up!

almond nuthouse said...

aahhh, that's sad seeing him sleeping in the doorway of the bathroom because you KNOW it ended up being one of those crappy, no sleep, nights, but at the same time, it cracks me up. That is funny!

superbrad9 said...

Jenn - the fan from the bathroom is a very consistent, white noise that makes me sleepy, whereas the wind is not only inconsistent but it moves stuff around in the backyard and makes it very difficult for Brad (third person) to sleep.

Andre said...

That is too funny but sad too. I hate the wind but I can sleep through it. I just don't like being out in it.

Cajsa said...

I'm catching up on blogs today and read this...Funny...My suggestion is keep a supply of earplugs for those windy moments. I absolutely cannot stand snoring and earplugs have saved my marriage!!!Of course I'm kidding right?!