Before I tell you what Toby bought me for Valentine’s Day, I need to tell you that we had another water leak. We fixed it on Sunday afternoon. The melting snow made it a bit more difficult to find this leak, and we did a bit of digging. We are down to one good shovel – having loaned the other one to our son. We did have another shovel in the back of the truck, but it has gone missing. Of course, we have a flat-head shovel and a couple of post-hole diggers, but not what we really needed for the job. Isn’t that the way it goes?!
After finding the leak, we went to town for plumbing parts. As we walked into Ace Hardware, another couple came walking out. They were covered in mud - just like we were. I asked, "Water leak?" The lady replied, "You too?" And we all laughed. As we walked on into the store, an Ace employee said, "Plumbing supplies are on aisle 9." We didn’t even have to ask.
So what would a good husband buy his wife on Valentine’s Day, but a shovel? He is such a thoughtful man.