Tuesday, January 4, 2011

4 days in...let me sum up...

My car won't start...most likely the starter. That's okay. We happen to be a two car family--three if you count the police truck--we'll make do.

Our whole house switcheroo is on temporary hold...we refuse to paint over already painted over wallpaper and it is proving to be a pain in the buttocks to remove. Fine. Our children have shared a room now for the past two years...another month or two while I painstakingly scrape away at 70+ years of paint and wallpaper will not hurt them.

This morning our heat pump belched black smoke and a burning electrical smell was pumped through our ducts. We are without heat until probably Thursday. I'm cold and pissed. Never a good combination.

There is a shiny side: the house didn't burn down. The electrician was a little surprised about that.

Somewhere, my guardian angel is staring into two fingers of Don Julio declaring to the cosmic bartender that he's too old for this shit.

6 comments:

randompawses said...

" the house didn't burn down. The electrician was a little surprised about that."

That's never a good sign. The electrician's surprise, I mean. I'm very glad your house didn't burn down!! Sorry you're w/o heat, though.....

HENHOUSE POTTERY said...

Maybe you are getting ALL of your family's alloted amount of misfortune for 2011 out of the way in the first week. When the rest of us are suffering intermittenly during the other 51 weeks, you can laugh at us and know that you are DONE!

Meadowlark said...

Yikes! Might want to put in several extra smoke alarms while you're working through this.

Scary!

BunnyO said...

Glad the house didn't burn down! This post gave me a good giggle. Hope you defrost soon :)

Suburbia said...

Mines not been great either! Makes you wonder where it will go from here on in!

Good luck :-)

Liz said...

Our car is also in for repair. Must be the Year of the Carrepair