I know, I know, I've expounded on my husband's virtues before. But this weekend's events prove without a doubt that my husband should be 2009's Husband of the Year (and honestly, having to deal with me and all my issues, the dude should be Husband of the Millennium).
Bill's bromance, Cy, was having a housewarming fest Saturday night (for those not in the know, a housewarming for a 20-something bachelor is very similar to a frat party only without all the lame-ass frat dudes ... so I guess it's not like a frat party at all, but a regular party just without furniture or some PMSing wife making everyone go home).
About a hour before we were to leave, we noticed a catastrophic failure of the sump pump in our basement.
In. The. Basement. The basement that is now our bedroom.
Y'all know what the sump pump is and does right? There's a vat into which the downstairs sink, washer, shower and toilet drain. Then when it gets to a certain level, a trigger turns on the pump and pumps all the shitty water up to the sewer line for the rest of the house.
The pump is in the vat of shit, toilet paper and bum water.
If I were left to my own devices, I'da gotten on the telephone wildly dialing numbers until I could hire some fixer person to come deal with the issue.
Bill, being a man of fixing tendencies, opened the shit vat and extricated the pump while I stood in the bedroom watching TV and hoping to not have to help.
But I did need to help.
Bill stood there with this giant pump attached to a PVC pipe breaking his back asking me to cover the new carpet and help him wrap the thing in plastic bags.
My response, "Wait, I have to change my shirt and put up my hair."
Because I'm helpful. Needless to say, Bill pulled a muscle in his back.
But I did help. And I am scarred from it.
All in all, Bill got the pump out, unclogged and back in and I only cried a little once.
After the whole poopfest was over, he showered, scrubbing himself with acid and we went to the party.
It got drunk out that night and we slobbered home around 3 a.m.
Sunday morning, Bill and I were feeling less than chipper made less so by the fact that the sump pump was again not working.
So after a quick run to McDonalds for hangover breakfast, Bill once again breached the seal of poopland and fixed the pump again.
This time, I laid on the sofa too hungover to even pretend to help.
When I finally ventured downstairs (after watching the newest episode of Top Chef and fighting off nausea and a migraine). The pump was fixed, the bathroom was clean and the husband laid panty-clad on the bed ... and he wasn't even pissed that I didn't help him.
See? Husband of the Year.