him: "Uh, yeah."
Five minutes later, he comes up the steps and walks behind me into the bedroom and then into the bathroom.
(The horrific sound of a power saw...)
me: (thinking) WHAT is he doing?!...then saying, "Do you need some help?"
me: (thinking) I'm not even going to go in there and see where he's cutting. I'm just going to sit here at the computer desk and continue to work on my etsy orders. I'm not even going to worry that he's cutting a huge hole in the bathroom floor...
him: (walking by) hymmmf. cough. ahem... clomp, clomp, clomp (down the steps.) clump, clump, clump (up the steps - back into the bathoom.)
"BANG BANG BANG CRACK BANG"
him: "this is hard."
me: ...still not in a panic. very calm.... as things are literally falling off the wall behind me...
"BANG BANG BANG BANG CHUNK CRUNCH BANG!"
him: (walking by) hymmmf. cough. ahem... clomp, clomp, clomp (down the steps.) clump, clump, clump (up the steps dragging the shop vac - back into the bathoom.)
me: ...he's cleaning up? hmmm?
him: (walking by) hymmmf. cough. ahem... clomp, clomp, clomp (down the steps.)
me: ...waiting a respectable amount of time before I could no longer stand it...
...went into the bathroom...(although I really DID have to go...)
Wow. A register vent. On the floor right in front of the shower. Ah...heat from the wood stove radiating up through... Oh look, you can see right down into the basement. Remind me to close the vent before I step out of the shower from now on....
me: (calling downstairs...) “The vent looks good in the bathroom.”
him: "I couldn’t put it anywhere else because along the wall there were wires."
me: (glad I didn’t have to ask why he chose that spot...) “Well, it looks good. Thanks.”
Tip of the day: Remain calm and stay focused while your husband suddenly appears from the basement and begins sawing a hole in the floor because it all works out in the end. Had I gone in to “help” him –it would’ve been ugly.
He knew that. Which is why, when asked if he needed help, he said, “no.”
The noise of battle is in the land,
the noise of great destruction!