"The HT On Vacation"
The house of pain is a person,place and thing all rolled in to one. So please try your best to follow along. All names, locations and dates have been changed to protect those involved however the stories although a bit embellished are some what true, depending on who you ask HIHI.
So let us begin. The first incident we will discuss in this weeks issue of HOP is the infamous Baoufang. On a warm summer day HOP (The house of Pain) decided he and his wife, or should I say, his wife decided. That it was time to take a Minnie vacation. So HOP decided to let his hams buds know he was going to spend a few days with his wife on a short weekend get away. His ham Buds, Proclaimed and pleaded with HOP. Please leave you radio's at home, happy wife, happy life. Spend the weekend totally immersed with your wife. HOP agreed.
Upon leaving HOP's wife asked. Your leaving the radios at home, Right!. HOP replied , Yes Dear. So off they went to the eastern shores of Lake Michigan with beautiful scenery and excellent food. However it was a long and tedious ride some 4 hours. Finally the couple tired and hungry arrive at the hotel. Upon arriving HOP announces to his YL. Honey please be careful. I left my radio on your coat, which was in the back seat. Disgruntled, HOP's YL exits the car to retrieve her coat from the rear of the vehicle. She grabs her coat out of the back seat with the brutal force of the marine and swings it out of the car, thus launching the $39 Baoufang across the hotel parking lot.
In terror HOP is off like a shot, to retrieve the mangled resemblance of the HT. Picking up the pieces as if it were Humpty Dumpty and he was trying to put it back together again. Coddling the pieces within his hands he approaches his YL as she states "I thought you said NO Radios..."
Later that evening after dinner the two head to the room to retire. HOP's wife states she is going to take a shower before bed. HOP announces “ I am going to get some ice, I'll be right back” HOP exits the room. In a mad dash HOP with the speed of superman enters the local CVS in desperation. He asks the cashier. Where is the Duct tape and Super Glue...? He finds his fix and returns to the room, all the while his YL waiting for HOP to return. “Where did you go?” She asks. HOP replies. “I ran over to CVS to pick up a few things, I thought you were taking a shower” YL “Theres no towels, there bringing some up” As the hotel personal bring up the towels HOP's YL jumps in the shower.
This is HOP's moment to pounce. He quickly retrieves the articles of his repair kit and the completely desinagrated HT and places the parts on the table to begins to piece the wreckage back together. The YL exits the bathroom to retrieve her hair brush, with utter astonishment she witness's the surgery of of HT and proclaims. REALLY! HOP manages to piece the wreckage back together although the night is somewhat quite. He does manage to make a contact on the local repeater in the area. Although in need of a cold shower and more super glue...
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