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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Toys!

For Christmas last year Not a Grampy was given a The Home Depot gift card from my parents. He actually waited until the second week in January to take it and go to The Home Depot.
So one lovely Saturday morning Not A Grampy took off on the motorcycle to go see what was there. He obviously was not looking at buying anything too big, he was on the motorcycle.

Now, I understand how a man gets when he walks into The Home Depot, I feel the same way when I get to go shoe shopping, especially when there is a sale. So I wasn't too concerned when, 3 hours later he is still not home. Did I mention that he had his cell phone with him? No, well he did.

A couple of hours later he calls and tells me he is at a Toyota dealership. Again, maybe because I was in the middle of a ton of laundry, or maybe I really wasn't listening, but I wasn't concerned.

Another hour passes and he calls again tells me he is on his way home and he has purchased a new vehicle. He traded in the motorcycle and the pick up truck sitting in our driveway. The salesperson was riding with him to pick up the truck. I just hung up the phone.

I am waiting in the driveway when he pulls up in this...



What is it, you ask. Well it is a 2004, Chevy SSR. You know those vehicles that are also a convertible? Purple. We named it the Grape Ape.

I got use to it. Really fun to drive. Two seater, tight fit I will say.

About 5 months later it was time for the SSR to get the oil changed. Not A Grampy takes the Grape Ape to the local Chevy dealer for an oil change.


I get a phone call..


I told him No...


He comes home, with pictures on his cell phone and tears in his eyes. He is following me around the house showing me pictures, interior, steering wheel, tires (like I give a damn about tire), seats. He sits beside me on the couch, staring at the pictures on his phone, sighing. Now he is pouting, I can see the eyes tearing up..


I said Fine! Get the damn thing. Last One. He actually was out of the house, skipping, before I finished.


Not A Grampy loves his new car...




And you can bet he is no longer allowed to go anywhere alone...

17 comments:

Dan said...

Oh man! I'm going to have to go shopping with your husband from now on!

kayli_k42 said...

boys and their toys! austin is that way with lap tops! He had a perfectly good VERY nice lap top and just got another one...why? WHO KNOWS!

Not a Granny said...

dan-just know I am with him also!

kayli-don't get me started on the computer thingys..

Miss Britt said...

Oh my God I would KILLL my husband.

But, well, at least he lets you drive. ;-)

Heather said...

Now that's funny. And you are a better wife than me. Oy!

chlorinejenny said...

My Hubby is the complete oposite to yours. Mine will/does drive his old beaters until they rust away!

...I'd love for him to drive up to the house with a brand new Jeep Wrangler for me!

Not a Granny said...

Britt-as long as there are no bugs, no rain, no trees to park under, I can drive it! LOL

heather-you should have seen him following me around the house with the pictures on his phone, trying to get me to look at them...I loved torturing him!!

chlorinejenny-we had our van for 7 years, and in Kodiak wehad a beater that had no floor. Guess he is making up for lost time!

Tug said...

I SO want one of those trucks...but there just isn't enough room. Enjoy hubby's new toys!

Avitable said...

Wow! He's got a pair of testicles the size of small children on him, doesn't he?

Not a Granny said...

tug-No, no room. As a passenger if you want to roll down the window...remove all rings on your right hand...they scrape the leather.

Avi-I don't blog and tell...but I do have the new girls.

Mr. Fabulous said...

He is my new hero!

Not a Granny said...

Mr. Fabulous-and look it is blue!!

Lynda said...

I can see why he isn't allowed out anymore. LOL

Kentucky Girl said...

LMAO. See, that is totally something I do...er...I mean would do...yeah, I'd never "accidentally" buy something like....oh I dunno....a HOUSE. LMFAO. It was on sale!!

(And if the house next door to us goes on sale, I'm going to buy it just so I can cut down the damn trees in the yard. heh.)

Jennifer said...

Boys and their toys!

Hey, our old dog was names Cesar. Only he was big.

Sassy said...

What a sweet ride! And I want to go shopping with him...lol

Not a Granny said...

lynda-yeah, now he is on Ebay buying stuff for it!

kentucky girl-he got a new washer and dryer for Father's Day!! They were on sale and I was out shopping. Fisher & Paykel, top load dryer, washer and dryer has a cycle for "soft toys". I can wash Cesar's toys now!!

jennifer-Cesar is a 23# Shit Tzu!!

sassy-it is a fun ride. Hopefully someday I will be brave enough to drive further than around the block!!