Thursday, April 16, 2009

A series of unfortunate events

April 15. Full of tax forms, protests, free food, and, for us, a series of unfortunate events.

First, we drove up with C to meet my parents in Salt Lake and try to fanagle some Wicked tickets through their daily lottery. Fortunately, they were giving out twice as many tickets for that night. Unfortunately, we didn't know you had to crumble up your card or fold it into a paper airplace for them to draw it, and we left empty-handed.

And that was just the beginning.

On the way home, Ryan's car overheated on the freeway.

When we got back on the road, it started snowing. In April.

When we dropped by to visit a friend on the way home, Ryan's ring (of the wedding variety) slipped off his finger while drying his hands and mysteriously vanished. We spent an hour searching. And it's not that big of a bathroom.

When we left (at 1AM), still empty fingered, there was nearly a foot of snow. Everywhere.

On the plus side, we spent the evening with these guys, this girl, and these little ones, we ate dinner here, Simon Cowell saved him, we discovered this at the gas station we were temporarily stranded at, the snow was pristine and peaceful, and, though the ring is temporarily missing, we're still married, and happily so. [Plus, if it is tucked away in the tiny crevice under the bathroom sink (like we think it is), the boys have a great excuse to break out the drills and saws.]

Now that's not so bad, is it?


Kristen said...

Bummer. Rough day. But family+Chipotle+American Idol is a pretty good combination...

Elisa said...

you're so positive. Way to look at all the good things in a potentially cryable day. Love the last paragraph the best. Boys DO love to break out those tools and feel all manly and such. Hope you find it!

ps. did your fam in TX participate in the big Alamo rally?

Shannon said...

Wow. Sounds like quite the evening. Sigh. I suppose we just chalk nights like that up to an adventure. I'm sure you will be talking about it for years, perhaps even generations, to come. :)

Andrea said...

Bill bought us tickets to Wicked for my birthday!!!

lease said...

@kristen: agreed. so worth it.

@elisa: they didn't actually. They're still in Houston--a good 3 hours away. Looked pretty interesting though!

@shannon: it's the one advantage to blogging--when bad things happen, you at least have something interesting to post about :)

@andrea: you lucky girl! I saw it in houston years ago and have wanted to go back ever since--hope you enjoy!

Christie Elizabeth said...

I kinda like C for a new nickname :). And I'm grateful you always see the optimistic side!