Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The bet

You, my dear readers, yes all three of you, are now witness to the craziest bet in history. For some incredibly strange reason, my dear husband is obsessed with minivans. Obsessed as in that is what he wants for our next vehicle and has talked about it for nearly 5 years. Even after we test drove one and I cried half way through because I just couldn't take the implications- that I'm a mom!!!

Anyway, I do have a point to the story. We made a bet on whether we will be in the house by October 19th. That means the house is live able (running water, electricity, gas, air conditioning, household appliances working, toilets installed, etc) and we have the certificate of occupancy from the city. If we are in the house by October 19th, our next vehicle will be a minivan. And since dear husband has decided we will never finance another vehicle, I'm sure it will be a lovely late 1990's vintage with 60,000+ miles on it. However, if we are not able to move into the house by October 19th, he will prepare all dinners and do the dishes from dinner within 12 hours of the dinner until the baby is born in March.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

what color will the minivan be?

Darkle said...

And while you are at it don't forget that woodworking season starts on the 28th of this month. How odd that it corresponds to your aniversay.

Sara said...

I sense a horrible tragedy about to strike the house - some kind of vandalism, perhaps...

Lee said...

I'm with Sara. Some accident about to befall your carpenter/plumber/painter perhaps?

Sara said...

Ooo - yeah! For a mere $80-$100, I bet the plumber could get some kind of rare illness that only strikes for the first two weeks of October...

I'd pay it, too! I don't want to see you succumb to becoming a total soccer-mom. :)