The Cable Guy

Justin went outside to move snow this afternoon. Not even 5 minutes later, he comes back in the house bitching at me that he can’t believe that I “cat’s assed” something or other. Yes, he said “cat’s assed.” Being a “normal” person, I had absolutely no clue what he was trying to say. I slipped some shoes on and followed him outside to make sense of it.

Listen, all I know is that last time we got a bunch of snow and the wind was blowing a hundred miles an hour, I got on my four-wheeler and moved snow. It took me hours. It worked fine. The plow went up. The plow went down. Case closed.

As if it could end there. He goes on and on about how in all his years on ________ rigs (I won’t say the name) he has never seen drilling line “cat’s assed” as much as I managed to do with the winch on my four-wheeler. He tries to tell me I have to stay outside until he fixes it. I go back in the house, grab my camera, and start taking pictures, which of course makes him even more mad. And… BRRR… this is what I was wearing. (Those are his clown shoes by the way.)

I leave him to his business and retreat inside. Over the next few hours, I can’t even count how many times I heard him yelling, “Fuck!”

But, that hubby of mine, he’s a fixer. Yes he is. He fixed it right up.

How does he know it was ME that cat’s assed the cable? I mean, he has used it too! It could have been him. So that’s my story until he proves it otherwise.

  • Two Blessings From Above

    Had never heard of “cat’s assed” glad he was able to fix it.

  • The Krumwiede Six

    cat assed?!?!?!? I’ve hear 1/2 assed but NEVER cat assed… silly boys… :) At least he got to ‘fix’ something right ???


  • Enos Family

    Oh, just tell him that you wanted to give him a chance to play with each and every one of his tools :) Afterall, aren’t those situations the reason they need so many tools?
    So glad it was fixed!!

  • James

    In all my oil field years, I have not scene anything that bad. I would have to agree with Justin… You definatley cat assed that cable

  • Melissa

    Cat’s assed, eh? I may have to add that to my swear-word bank!

  • Mindi

    Ha, to be a fly on the wall during that would have been great! Sounds like the two of you are really enjoying having him home;)

  • *Lissa*

    James, I should have known you would side with him on this one.

    He can’t prove I did it. :o)

  • Christy M.

    Cat’s assed! SMFD, that’s funny! I’m going to file that one away for future use.

    And to be perfectly honest, I don’t think there’s any way in hell you could have cat’s assed your cable that bad. It has “man’s fault, but blames it on wife” written all over it.

    I’m just sayin’