Friday, November 22, 2013

Cone of Silence II







I want to give you an update on the room code name the cone of silence. It has been about 2 months now since we have built it and we thought we would give you an update. We are happy to say it was a huge success and we have never been more pleased with any project that we have built before, this is our masterpiece the cream de la cream.

This is the most used room in the house when we want to get away from Walter. It is also a place to go if we want to get away from each other too. Yes ladies and gentlemen the cone of silence has become our safe haven. A place to get away from our real life problems.

But sad to say we have detected a problem. An Achilles heel defect so to speak. Not with the cone of silence but with Walter. Who would have thought he would find a way to torment us and chuckling evilly at us having a good time at our expense, neither we nor any of our friends on line, foresaw what would happen to us.

What is the problem you ask? Have a seat grab the box of tissues on the table over there by the coffee and wine because it is a real tear jerker. The one problem that we never thought about was Walter and his super sharp mind. Yes this is the same person we thought we outsmarted because he couldn’t hear us while in the basement for you see he is catching on to what we are doing.

The first month was great. Around 8 p.m. or so we would grab a couple of towels and tell him we were going to take a shower and we would be back later. An hour or so later we would come up with huge smiles on our faces giggling and laughing like two young teenagers in love then sitting close to each other to watch TV with him and he was never the wiser.

If we needed to talk privately, one of us would say honey would you mind helping me get the laundry or can you help me do this or that and off we go to the cone of silence and settle our differences. But then after the first month and a half he started to figure out some things because we were getting a little complacent in our approach to him.

One day after we got done with our showers he started to make little comments like you two take a lot of showers. At first we were able to skirt around the barb by saying no we don’t take that many showers and as time went by you could see his chest puff out slightly saying “you stay down there a lot what are you doing down there?” 
 

We would nervously say "no we don't stay down there alot " but we could tell he was getting into his hound dog mode. When he knows he is on to something he starts to ask questions when he thinks something is amiss.

Now he boldly mocks us with a strong loud voice “you two should look like prunes.” Or now his favorite is “Is that gills I see behind the ears?" We just look at each other say nothing and sit down quickly snickering like kids caught with their hands in the cookie jar.

Another time we had a dispute to settle and I said "honey will you help me get the laundry?"

Bobbie knowing something was up immediately said "I don't think there is any thing to bring up sweetie"

As we debated if the laundry needed to be brought up Walter piped in “will the two of you shut the hell up so I can watch TCM.” 



Well that ended the debate and both of us hurriedly went down to the laundry room also known as the pit of despair. You ask what the pit of despair is? It is the laundry room and storage area of our basement and it seems to eat things that we put down there. It is like a black hole. We put things down there on a table or shelf and when we go back down a week or so later to get it, it disappears from sight. It’s like little gremlins take what we put down there and hide it on us. Our standing joke is that if Walter is looking for something we automatically tell him it is in the basement and we don’t know where it is at. After we settled our disagreement we went upstairs and again Walter with his best grimace ever said "I thought you went to get the laundry? You know I only have ten pair of underwear left . And what in the world are you doing down there any way and where is that blasted remote control?"

We love Walter. We love him a lot. His body may not be what it used to be but his mind is sharp and there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. So now we have something to try to outwit and that is the mind of Walter.


Bob

 

25 comments:

  1. Hi Bob, oh dear, seems he's definitely on to you LoL. I would carry on as you are and treat his questions as rhetorical ones

    Hugs,
    Roz

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    1. Hi Roz

      we are going to let him rant and rave he is so funny when he does that lol

      Bob

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  2. maybe you could get one of those birthday party hats. you know the little cones. you could put it on, or just wave it around to silently signal. is he too sharp for that? :-D

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    1. Hello CZ

      lol that is worth a try

      Bob

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    1. Hi LS

      he just likes to tease us :)

      Bob

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  4. LOL Bob...Just keep on keepin' on and let him have his fun...he sounds like a riot! Too bad ya can't find him a companion. ;)

    BTW...here's a couple responses for him:
    “you two should look like prunes."..."Oh we do...you're just not looking in the right place!" :D

    “Is that gills I see behind the ears?" "Sure is!" :D

    Blessings...
    Cat

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    1. Hi Cat we do that to him now and just laugh with him

      Bob

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  5. Laundry, hm? We always can use a good word for company. :)

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    1. Hi Anastasia
      Hi has a girl friend but both of them can't get the same time right to meet each other

      Bob

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  6. Hey Bob, I'm not sure you have to worry. He knows couples need intimate times, and he knows that couples also need times to talk and disagree. Wouldn't he understand if you just told him you needed some time to talk? I could be wrong here. :) I love that the cone of silence worked so well for you, remembering your post of how much work it was to build, I'm glad it works so well. :) Maybe you could install a video gaming system down there and tell him you're going to go play it instead? ;) Or have a book you're reading together, or a tv with work out videos? ;)

    {{{hugs}}} EsMay

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    1. Hi Es May

      We aren't to worried about him till the day he shows up downstairs trying to open the door lol

      Bob

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  7. Lol bob! Yes he knows exactly what's going in. At least he thinks he does ;-) I'm quite sure he's pleased y'all make time for each other. Even though these young whippersnappers drive him crazy!

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    1. Hi chickadee

      I never thought we pulled the wool over his eyes he is very sharp it just ashamed that his body is not as good as his mind is

      Bob

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  8. Oh, Bob, I like this post.. I I laughed when I read it.
    I wonder if it would help to say like it is.
    Next time he asks: What will you do there? You can respond:
    "We are making love there .. so please Walter, give us an hour. Boobie, it is enough, or should we say two hours?" ... lol.lol ...

    You know, old people and children .. they have much in common.
    But I am very happy that the cone of silence works so well and that you have this place to ... enjoy ... lol ..

    Hugs,
    Mona Lisa.

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    1. Hello Mona

      Roflbo we have fun with him when he try's getting us

      Bob

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  9. I totally get what u mean. My kids are just as smart and it is hard for me and bee to keep coming up with reasons y the door is locked when we need to talk. SO I so feel ya. But I would be like you know we have things to do walter be back in a bit

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    1. Hi bfly

      He is good just having fun

      Bob

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  10. Lol you two are so funny, and so sweet with Walter. I hope the cone of silence stays a sacred place. :)

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    1. Hi Kenzie

      The cone of Silence is a success, now wh have to think of some come backs that will make him laugh

      Bob

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  11. Why do I feel like this is a trilogy in the making :-) will the cone be blown or not.... Drum roll..... i do hope it is stays your special place.

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    1. Hi Delfonte

      you may be on to something here lol, who knows what tomorrow will bring

      Bob

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  12. I think it's harder to deal with aging parents in the home than with our own kids. My hat's off to you and Bobbie for taking in Walter knowing you would lose a lot of your privacy - it's very loving & kind.
    How about getting him those earphones so he can watch tv but not hear anything else? That might help a little - and then maybe move the tv so his back is to you when he's watching? Whatever you do, I hope that you and Bobbie can keep a sense of humor about it - that will help you get through it.
    hugs,
    Cali

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    1. Hello Cali Mopm

      You know as much as I poke fun of the situation he has a home as long as we can care for him, we have enjoyed him so much

      Bob

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  13. Ha Ha Bob!! Walter is on to you guys! This was a great post ... still chuckling!

    Ms Kate

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