Friday, December 3, 2010
Yesterday about 4pm life decided I needed another test or maybe a pop quiz. I have a programmable thermostat, you know save the bucks, cooler during the day and then warm by late afternoon, this was my first question.
When I saw ice crystals forming on my glasses I knew something was wrong. My furnace went on vacation. Calling the repair man, Ms. Twisters lovely brother in-law, I could expect heat sometime after 10pm. “okay, deal with it,” I thought.
I went to retrieve the space heater and plug it in. To do so I had to unplug the Bed-n-Bath air fresher my mom just bought me. This fell apart upon unplugging and refused to go back together. I did not make this up, the scent is winter. Great now I’m freezing but my hands smell great.
Now I was late for my hair cut, hurry. Driving, I kept telling myself, “brother in-laws are the bomb,” all the while trying to control my breathing. I arrived only to find Ms. Twister had re-scheduled her appointment but the stylist had rescheduled both of us, my hair cut is today. “Okay, back in the fridge.”
I returned home, turned on my lonely space heater, made a pot of hot coffee and sat down. Not for long. The cup stuck to my Monet coaster, coaster dropped and shattered all over the floor. Coffee was saved, a bright moment, yee-haw!
Then as I was throwing away the shards of Monet and I kid you not, the light just went out in the kitchen. It did not blow or dim; it just went out, Eerie! Standing on the table I replaced the bulb only to find the new bulb was longer than the old. Thank God for set screws that will tighten to the edge of a glass globe. Don’t ask if my light is crooked!
At 10pm my repaired man arrived. By 11:30pm I was searching the web for a wiring schematic. Do you know how hard it is to type when your hands are numb? By midnight we had a semblance of heat and the last time I saw the clock it said 2am.
My body clock went off at 5:30am as usual. 3 1/2 hours later, I sit here some what warmer but unable to comprehend any real thought that dare enter my head. I had planned to pass on awards but my brain cannot handle the amount of thought required to post those. Please forgive me. And the test/pop quiz?
Anger management. I think karma froze it right out of me. Today the parts for final repair will be picked up, I will have a wiring schematic and my hair will be cut.
When life threw me lemonade… I got cold and had to pee.