Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

February 6, 2014

Adventures in Marriage

By Steve Woodhouse Editor
The Journal Express

---- — Every time I try to ride with my wife in her truck presents a new adventure. I never know what I will have to remove from the passenger seat to make room for myself.

My lady, Marcy, drives a Chevy extended cab. It could hold up to four people, but most of the time, there is only room for one. Her job requires her to work outside, even in these cold, lousy conditions we’ve been seeing since...well, it seems like forever.

To try to keep warm, several layers of clothing find their way into her back seat. They usually stay there throughout the winter and beyond.

Other than the clothes, there are many other things that seem to find a permanent home inside her truck. Potting soil. Planters. Power tools. Animal cages. If you can think of something an outdoorsy-type person, such as my wife can have in their vehicle at all times, chances are it’s in the MarcyMobile.

Her truck obviously handles snowy roads better than my Taurus, so this winter, it has been our primary vehicle. We’ve used it to go shopping, run errands and go out together.

Each time, I have had to remove some stuff from my seat.

We tend to get creative when we shop. She usually places bags on top of the layers of stuff piled up in the back seat. I do the same, and I also put items on the floor. We usually manage to get everything inside, it’s just an adventure.

But that’s what I love about my wife. Every day is a new adventure.

Those are just my adventures with the truck. I have many more stories about my wife’s ability to keep the Shout laundry detergent company in business, how her hands are rougher than mine and much, much more I can share in future columns.

I just hope that your life has its own adventures. Without them, things can get pretty dull. I know I’m never going to get bored in my marriage.

Take care of yourself and thank you for reading.