Saturday morning I got up early, put on my long 
johns, dressed quietly,… made my lunch, grabbed 

the dog, slipped quietly into the garage to hook the boat up to the truck,… and proceeded to back out 

into a torrential downpour. There was snow mixed with the rain and the wind was blowing 50 mph. I 

pulled back into the garage, turned on the radio, and discovered that the weather would be bad 

throughout the day. I went back into the house, quietly undressed, and slipped back into bed. There 

I cuddled up to my wife’s back, now with a different anticipation, and whispered, “The weather 

out there is terrible.” She sleepily replied,

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“Can you believe my stupid husband is out fishing in that shit.