My spouse wanted to see the manual for the oil furnace.
He couldn’t remember when both of us had it installed, plus he knew both of us had the date plus all the paperwork inside the manual.
I couldn’t remember his ever giving myself and others the manual plus that is what I told him. He wasn’t cheerful with my answer. He threw his hands up in the air plus told myself and others I didn’t remember much of anything anymore, except for my own work. I couldn’t suppose he got so aggravated over my not knowing where the manual to the oil furnace was when he didn’t even know. I started going through my filing cabinet. I had the manuals for every appliance both of us had bought since moving into our lake house almost twenty years previously. I came up with warranties for appliances, both sizable plus small, that both of us no longer owned. I had for the air conditioner unit, humidifier, dehumidifier, plus media air cleaners. I was not finding a manual, or any other information, on the oil furnace. I even went through the junk drawers plus where I keep my cookbooks. I came up empty-handed. I yelled downstairs plus told him that this loss was on him because I did not have the oil furnace manual. He told myself and others to forget it, although he sounded a bit odd. I went downstairs to see him thumbing through the manual. I looked over to see the small cupboard that was near the oil furnace plus I laughed. I knew he had stuck it anywhere in the basement. He looked a bit sheepish plus admitted he had forgotten he put it there close to the oil furnace.