I have finally, at the age of 30, gotten into the habit of keeping a grocery shopping list on the fridge, and I usually remember to write down the things we're running out of. I'm trying to teach The Engineer to utilize this excellent tool.
The other day we needed salsa. Perfect opportunity for The Engineer to use the list for the first time.
"The Engineer," I began, "would you please add salsa to the grocery list?"
"Where is it?"
"It's the Curious George pad on the fridge." (Yes, I have a 2-year-old and I stole the magnetic Curious George pad I bought her.)
He graciously complied. It wasn't until the next day that I actually saw his list.
It gave me a smile and an appreciation for a husband with a sense of humor. (Though I guess not enough of an appreciation to actually fulfill his wishes, since, as you see, salsa is the only item I marked off on my shopping trip.)
For now, our upstairs game room will have to suffer without a 42" television, receiver, and surround speakers. Yes, we are indeed deprived of life's necessities.
(By the way, what exactly is a receiver?)