Only read if you have a sense of humor and high tolerance of idiotic behaviour!!!
All about yesterday: It snowed again (or as I like to say "it snew".) A good 3 inches to start my day. Both DP's and my vehicle made it out of the driveway (sometimes rough with fresh snow). The drive into town was horrible! A good portion of it was spent going 60km/hr (37m/h)... A touch on the slow side, but there were some over cautious drivers out there (quite frankly, if you're going to go that slow on the hwy, put your hazards on, too!)
When I returned home, what I thought were drifts across my driveway was actually a TON more fresh snow - no morning tracks to be seen - pushing the snow with the bumper of my car! I immediately text DP to park on the road and said not to pull down the driveway.
The quad was too cold to start - I forgot to mention it was -25*C / -13*F (warmed up from -35*C / -31*F so I wasn't complaining!!) so I made a fire in the garage and went in the house to wait. From previous experience (7 years) I know that it will take a good couple hours for the garage to warm up enough to warm the quad battery. I'm ok with this.
Fast forward 1 hour. DP gets home. 1st words out of his mouth "my car's stuck, got sucked into the deep snow at the top of the driveway." Ok. He asks about the quad and I tell him it's still warming up. I'll go check on it. He comes back in and says the battery is dead because it's making ticky noises. I inform him that it always "thinks" it's dead and makes ticky noises when it's cold, but it will in fact start just fine when it warms up, please be patient. I'll jump it with the battery booster. I ask him not to because I think car batteries are different than quad batteries and don't want to blow anything up. Maybe just the trickle charge then. I say "whatever" and proceed to do the dishes he promised to do.
He's in the garage for at least 30 minutes. I'm hoping he's cleaning it since I had to move things to get inside the door and to get to the wood stove in the back. He comes in the house: we will have to wait to plow the driveway because I dropped the battery connector screws and they're lost in the belly of the quad. Why were you playing with the battery screws. To take off the battery to bring it in the house to warm up, I was trying to do a good deed. Why couldn't you be patient?
Neighbours/friends now arrive to pull DP's car. This goes ok. Now they want to pull my car since we won't be plowing. Fine. I almost make it out myself (5 feet to go, darn it!) and then get a little tug for the rest. Ok. Two vehicles out of the driveway. 9:00pm. He goes to move his car, no brakes. Snapped the brake cable while towing it (wrapped tow strap on brake cable as well as axle)!!!!
I go inside to shower. He asks afterwards if I can get battery cable screws on my lunch hour. Me?!?! Fine, I'll go take off the skid plate and find the screws. No, I think you've done enough for one night. He gets mad and says I'm over-reacting. I explain that I don't like him messing with MY quad because I have NO idea how to fix it or put it back together - I KNOW how to thaw it out slowly, works EVERY time. Then I went to bed, pretty mad. But I slept better than I have in a week...
This probably would have been laughable MUCH sooner, had it not been compounded with a zillion other things (ie: his son getting into a fight at school / hitting teachers; DP crashing his truck; me being pregnant; the weather being so freaking cold; etc...) I had to lose it eventually. Anyway, it still wasn't laughable this morning, but now it's starting to be kinda funny. Not that I'm willing to admit that to him just yet . And he's totally right, the screws will cost maybe a buck a piece, it's not like it's "broken" or anything.
Anyway, not trying to trash DP but oye-vay!! Tomorrow I'll go back to saying how awesome he is for cleaning and rearranging the spice cupboard.
Edit - We grabbed a stroller at the free store / dump. It's a 3 wheeler and looks like someone once loved it. I can't remember the brand off hand. I'm not sure if we need it, but it was free and doesn't take up room in the house (it's in the garage.)