Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Winter of My Discontent

Oh, the things. Not awful, life changing things, but insanely annoying things.

Like, say, PINK EYE. Yeah. That was a fun week., during which Maggie and Freddie also had fevers.

Also during that week we discovered that we had a huge leak in our water main that was dumping literally hundreds of gallons of water into our storm drain EVERY HOUR. After investigating we found out that we had gone through 55,000 gallons of water in ten days. That's like filling five swimming pools and then dumping them into the street. By the grace of something good, the leak wasn't located under our concrete driveway but in a soft garden area, so repairing it was easier and (much) less expensive than it could have been.

Which makes it almost laughable that the very next day our washing machine broke. It was supposed to be getting fixed today. BUT! Despite telling the service scheduler exactly what was very obviously wrong and having her say, 'Oh yeah, that's the drum gasket. Happens all the time. Try not to put clothing with zippers in the wash.' (sidebar: WTF?!?!!??!?), when she sent the message to the repair man, all that she noted was that the washing machine wasn't working. Therefore, he never ordered said drum gasket. And he won't get it until Friday at the earliest. So I may have to leave the house hot pink velour pants one day this week. You have been warned.

Oh, and you know what else is going on on Friday? We're having a party for 65 of SOB's co-workers. Of which I know approximately 2. And I need to bake about 300 dozen cookies before then, but while I bake I can't get my clothes dirty because I can't wash them.


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