Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Irony. I Love It.

I posted on Rav yesterday about my bad day. That satisfied my need to whine, so I really wasn't going to bring it up here. New developments have forced my hand, though, and I do love a good bit of irony, so here goes:


Yesterday sucked. My kids woke up really cranky and pissed and moaned all the way out the door. The KH is in the middle of a complex trial and is a crazy person, so he can be excused for yelling at the kids while they were whining at me, but it didn't make for a pleasant morning. I finally got them all where they needed to be and started cleaning the house…and I got a call from Younger Son, from the nurse’s office, “I have a stomach ache, can you pick me up?” Meaning, of course, “I don’t want to be here today, can you pick me up?”


After stalling him for half an hour, I finally went and got him (I think my chances for winning the Mother of the Year award went out the window when I announced to the school secretary: "My kid claims he's sick. I'm here to pick him up"), brought him home, and fed him. Discovered Koz had peed on the side of the sofa (he has a marking issue--we’re dealing with it). Threw the sofa slipcover in the wash. Younger Son’s stomach ache magically went away, so (to his dismay) I took him back to school. Ran out of gas on the way. Managed to roll to the gas station and fill up. $65 later, got home and found the washing machine was done, but the slipcover still looked dirty. Turned on the water to wash my hands…nothing.


Called the water department to report a pressure issue. “It's not a pressure issue. We haven’t received your payment, so your water has been disconnected.” WTF?! I mailed the check! “We don’t have it in the system. You have to pay at the payment agency.” Where is that? "There isn’t one near you. You’ll have to drive downtown (45 minutes away) and pay in person." Discovered the water department recently went online. Spent 45 minutes trying to get signed up. Developed a severe case of Tourette's. Finally managed to pay online, called them back with a confirmation number: “Thank you very much; your water will be back on within 24 hours.” 24 HOURS?! Excuse me, but I have kids coming home in FOUR hours! Kids who are going to want dinner, and working toilets!


Called the bank to stop payment on the missing check. That will be $27. In addition to the late fee, the disconnect fee, and the reconnect fee from the water department. Oh, yeah. And the water bill payment. And I still don’t have water. Or clean laundry. And how much do you want to bet the check makes it into the water department's system and gets paid during the 24 hour period before the stop check request goes through? (Hint: there is not enough money in the account to cover both the online payment and the check. It was a really big water bill.)


Got a call from the pharmacy. My doctor only authorized 30 days of my prescription, instead of the 90 I usually get. They have tried to contact her twice, but she won’t respond. Do I still want the prescription? How much is it? Twice as much as the 90 day prescription. Aaargh!


So today, I was looking forward to a better day. You know, one without a meteorite hitting the house. Instead, I got water raining down from the living room ceiling. The boys' bathroom is directly above the living room. Directly above the antique dining room table my mother gave me. The table upon which is displayed the hand-made, leather-bound book my husband wrote and gave to me as a wedding present 15 years ago. The ceiling, walls, trim, carpet, table, and book are all severely water damaged.


Drought to flood. Do you think the KG has a brother? The Water God? Because clearly I pissed somebody off.

15 comments:

RebKnitz said...

Did someone not get the message that bad things come in 3s, not oh, say, 33s?

I'm overwhelmed by the stress all of these things are putting on you. I really, really, REALLY hope that things stop going wrong!

vanfox23 said...

sending you loads upon loads of *dry* "good stuff happening" thoughts. ((( huggs )))

Anonymous said...

omg, that's horrendous. Sending good karma your way!!!!!

Stephanie said...

Wow, I hope that things are better. I'm sorry to hear about the leak on top of things!

sophanne said...

I don't think it's the KG or the WG. I think it's Satan. In fact I think it's the really bad devil that the devil is afraid of if there is such a thing. Any one thing on any given day would be annoying but manageable. This is like a natural disaster within the confines of your home. I'm calling it the "Yarnhoggityville Horror" and maybe you can at least sell the rights to the story and make a buck or two.

Suzanne said...

Yikes! Sorry to hear. I hope all is well again!

Skatequeenknitter said...

My heart goes out to you. I to pissed off the Karma gods and while things have slowed down. Since July I have dealt with the bluray player that died 7 months after purchase the next day had problems with the 60" tv purchased at the same time as Bluray player. Called Costco concierge (THESE PEOPLE ARE GREAT)Sony the maker of all the new tv stuff not so much but after 2 months in the repair shop they return it and 1 1/2 days later bluray player died again. After fight Sony for a week Costco told them they had 1 week to come up with a reasonable solution, the solution - return said bluray player but it was part of a hometheater system so had to pull apart the entire living room to collect all parts(Huge pain in the ASS). The day after it originally died the TV had issues they seem to have cleared on their own but day after that was driving the daughters car and the entire power harness died, was 45 miles from home had car towed and waited for Aunt to come get me Husband was already at work and since he works in ER can't leave unless true emergency, next day the dryer died repairable but cost $100 week later dog got skunked 2 days after already being at the groomer 2days earlier another $50 after 1 time, since then I have lost track of the timing and order of the rest of the problems but a couple more have been washing machine, car battery dead found out trying to take kids to school husband worked 2 16day runs in the last 2 months as a result he has been useless at home (not his fault) but tiresome there are more but can't remember. In the mean time I have decided put out the fires as they happen take care of what I can and try not to worry that normal daily chores have been just hit and miss figure at some point it will balance back out but if I bitch to much it could get worse so I can completely understand what you are feeling and my suggestion is as long at everyone is still in clean underwear I am ahead of the game for today I can't say anything about tomorrow. But hopefully yours passes soon.

kmkat said...

O.M.F.G. You have been hit by ALL the bad gods and juju. I would have cried after the flood in the dining room and the antique table and the very special book, and I do not cry easily. Poor baby.

Hope things are looking up now {{{hugs}}}

Steph B said...

Wow. Suck-suck-suckity-suck! So sorry that life is biting you in the arse right now. Hope things improve soon!

Steph B said...

Wow. Suck-suck-suckity-suck! So sorry that life is biting you in the arse right now. Hope things improve soon!

Tammy said...

Must be something in the air. So sorry. :(

Becky said...

Now that's a bad day, I'm so sorry that this happened to you! I'm sending you good-day vibes, in fact I think you deserve a good month after that!

PS - If you need a book conservator let me know! I'm a book conservator in training.

Mother of Chaos said...

Oh. My. GAWD. That is just...{speechless}

And yeah. If it were me? That check would not only clear two days later, BUT, it would be a matter of "oh, ya, we only do deposits on Thursdays, so, YOU should have known that YOUR payment had to be in three days sooner...you know, to make up for OUR inability to walk across the street to the bank more than once a week."

AND ONLY I WOULD SEE THAT THIS WAS ACTUALLY THEIR PROBLEM, NOT MINE. grrrrrrrr!

Hang in there.

seashells said...

oh. wow. Next time I'm thinking I'm having a bad day, I'm going to remember this post, and reassess how bad things really are. Hope everything has improved.

quiltyknitwit said...

Oh dear - hopefully all the bad luck is over & things will get great. I read somewhere that when all kinds of things break down & it gets chaotic, that means that something special & good is just around the corner.