Tuesday, April 12, 2011

grenades n things

I found out that my license is expired. Like really, really expired. I found out when doing some banking. They asked me if I had another form of ID because my license was expired. I looked at the date. It expired January 2010. Whoah. I thought that the DMV sent you a friendly reminder in the mail or something. I didn't realize it was my responsibility to check the expiration on my license, so I had no way of really knowing. Guess what? I still haven't renewed it. HF got a babysitter and took me on a "date". His idea of a romantic date was to drive me to the DMV so I could take care of my biznizz. Well since it's been so long, I have to take a written AND a driving test! I still haven't taken care of it. If you've read this blog from the beginning, you know how much that would make HF crazy. Mr. Rule Keeper and Follwer. And here is his wife-breaking the law. He is always quick to remind me of the consequences of driving without a license-among other offenses I am not guilty of.

I mentioned in my to do list that I needed to freak out at HF for leaving his SWAT stuff in my car. Check. I did it. Last week when HF had swat training, he couldn't take his usual police car as it was getting work done, so he took our van. The next day I was cleaning up the usual car mess left by the monsters children and I came across a thick cardboard cylinder thingie. I wasn't sure what it was so I picked it up. Well imagine my horror when I turn it towards me and have a little looksie inside. Yep, it was a grenade. I froze and then gently put it back down under the seat just as I found it and backed away slowly. I was a little upset. For one, was I driving around with the potential to blow myself and my kids up? What kind of person leaves that behind? Two. You know how when you notice something or are thinking of something and suddenly it's everywhere? For example, when HF started going to the academy, it seemed like the only stories in the news were about cops being killed or dirty cops getting caught. Well, when HF joined the swat team, the only stories I noticed were swat related deaths and of course, those were the only stories that seemed to be on the news.  Anyway, I am well aware that a couple of recent swat-related deaths were related to flash bang grenades going off. Without knowing the whole story, I just felt certain that these were very unstable devices that will just randomly go off without warning. When I confronted HF later about leaving his all his junk in my trunk, he had a good laugh and explained that they were dummies.

Can you imagine what would've happened to me driving around town with grenades and an expired driver's license. I expect I will take care of that license problem real soon. . .

11 comments:

Meadowlark said...

Get your license done. STAT!!!

And Husband is the munitions guy so every time I turn around we're finding flash bangs and bang sticks sitting in the way. Drives me nuts.

Sadly, Husband is getting ready to retire from SWAT :( I'm gonna miss that stuff. Sigh...

KimTheNole said...

Getting a driver's license is a royal pain these days. In my state, you have to have everything short of a DNA sample to get one. I agree with it being that way (Homeland Security - top priority!), but it still can be a hassle. Good luck in getting yours renewed!

Captain Tightpants said...

OK from the bomb tech/tactical side - just for your peace of mind flashbangs are not unstable and not going to just go off on you - the accidents recently were the result of poor handling or procedures by the officers involved. Just so you know! But yes, you don't just leave them sitting in the family truckster..

MONICA-LnP said...

here in Cali you have a LOOOOONNNNGG wait if you dont make an appointment!get that license before your hubs arrests you ;)
I would have freaked out!

Mrs. Gumshoe said...

Funny post! I would have done the same thing...set it down very gingerly :) My guy is an armorer for the department...we have AR15 parts EVERYWHERE! Blech :)

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John Rambo's Wife said...

OH man, I laughed out loud when I read that last line!

Mrs. Fuzz you are a gem. I thought I was the only police wife who did things a little crazy cause I know it annoys my hubby. They need some sort of scandal to keep them hoping, don't they?

I am still chuckling about the expired license.

Rebecca said...

Wow girly that's a long time to have an expired license. Good thing you didn't get randomly stopped with the kids in the car. Bam! One would hope as a LEOW you'd have been off the hook but eek. Love the date suggestion. So romantic lol. What would have been harder to explain the license thing or the grenades lol. I totally hate to take The Mr.s car b/c he often leaves his work "extras" in the trunk. (mask, helmet etc.) Just weird.

Slamdunk said...

Though I read this a few weeks ago and did not have time to comment, I do confess that I checked my DL's expiration (I'm ok). Glad your story had a happy ending.

mindy said...

LOL! this is hilarious! my hubby is always on me about speeding. he says i don't respect him because i insist on driving 86 miles per hour. hey! we live in montana! if i don't drive 86 miles per hour i'll never get ANYWHERE....