A Stress Reliever…

I drove three hours to Cleveland today to fix some machinery.  That’s what I do.  If you follow me on Facebook, you see my updates every now and again from different parts of the country…fixing machinery.

It is very stressful.  If they call me in to fix the machine there has many times been two or three other people before me that couldn’t. 

Traveling, long hours, tough problems, businesses losing money because their equipment is not running, and it is all on my shoulders to make this large machine do it’s job once again.  I am the last defense.

Well, today I was stressed out because I was waiting for UPS to arrive with the part I needed to fix this particular problem.  It was delaying me by a couple hours already and I really wanted to get out of there and start that three hour drive home, so that I could sleep in my bed tonight…not a hotels. 

My cell phone rang.  The caller ID said it was from our house phone.

I answered, “Hello?” All I heard was silence…

“Heeelllooo?”, I said.

And then plain as day I hear, “Hi Daddy! (Click)” 

I call our house back and Momma answers the phone.  I asked her if she just called me and handed the phone to Ace to say “Hi”, and she said “No?”.

Momma has tried and tried and tried to get Ace to say “Hi Daddy!” over the phone when I am out of town for work, and he never does.  He listens for a while and then starts pushing buttons. 😀

And today?  He picked up the phone and called me all by himself…just to say “Hi Daddy!”

Yup.  Today was a good day.  😀


  1. Eric says:

    I love those calls.. Mine still needs help dialing, but it’s pretty much the same thing..

    Hi Daddy..

    Ok.. Gotta call you back..
    .-= Eric´s last blog ..My Brother is Leaving.. =-.

  2. Grandpa Chuck says:

    He calls me all the time. Never to talk just to let me listen to the background noise of the TV.

  3. cathy says:

    It’s those little things in life that seem to mean the most, who would have that would be such a big delight:)

  4. Dave T says:

    Are you on speed dial or something?

    That’s terrific.

    I record my 19 month old on my iphone sometimes and play it back when I travel for a pick me up because like you said, he doesn’t always “perform” when momma tells him.
    .-= Dave T´s last blog ..Dads, Would You Drive a Lincoln MKT? =-.

  5. Kim says:

    So adorable!!! I literally said awe outloud.. too sweet.
    .-= Kim´s last blog ..Birthday Celebrations for a Beautiful Little Girl =-.