When I left my husband alone at home while I went out of town on a business trip, I left him a lot of instructions.
I left a note above the washer and dryer, explaining the proper detergent measurements and which buttons to push.
I put notes on all the food in the refrigerator with instructions on how to heat it up. I even left a note on the toilet seat in an attempt to remind him to put it down. My husband said he didn’t need all the notes because he was more than self sufficient, but I wanted to be certain. I wouldn’t have a lot of cell phone service on my business trip, so he wasn’t guaranteed to get a hold of me if he needed help with something. Thankfully, I didn’t receive any urgent phone calls about dinner or laundry, and I returned home to a clean and tidy house. The toilet seat was even down! However, I wasn’t home long before I started hearing funky noises. At first, it started as a rattling sound, but then it turned into small banging noises. I asked my husband what the noises were, and he looked at me like I was nuts. I had to point out the noises I was hearing, in order for him to finally hear them. It sounded like our HVAC system was making the noises. I knew this wasn’t good, so I hired the HVAC guy to come take a look at it. Something came loose in the equipment, which was causing the funky noises. I can’t believe my husband didn’t hear these HVAC noises while I was away.