Monday, July 25, 2005

poltergeists

well, it's been an unusual time. first i got pink-slipped, and then there was the car, which I have noted ad nauseam below. the other night the faucet in the tub gave way and now comes on in the middle of the night all by itself repeatedly. the wireless keyboard on the desktop is not responding, and now I've discovered that the phone does not work, I think it's been blown out by the lightning. saturday morning the car window started going up and down all by itself and I was trying to figure how I would keep the daily rainstorms out later on that day when it stopped and I was able to capture it in the up position and activate the lock.

my stars and garters. i'll just keep knitting. and taking days off from work to fix things. i had a wonderful, life-saving time in new orleans and 'though the car ended up costing me about $750, nearly $500 of that, being brakes and tires, was maintenance anyway, if admittedly untimely. I'd planned to take the opportunity to put in the tub faucet I really wanted instead of just fixing this one, but obviously this is not that oportunity. I bought some new batteries but I still have the original keyboard if I can't get this one working and the phone only cost ten bucks, so I can just get a new one of those if need be. The car window is still up and I really hate the job so all in all all's still right with the world here. if I can get it all done, I may even be able to finish the top I'm knitting today and get some time in at my LYS later this afternoon...

3 comments:

goliard said...

i feel for you. i'm currently scouring the classified for a trailer strong enough to drag my ass around in...

...e... said...

drag it around where, though? goin' to New Orleans? I gotta tshirt you can wear when you go (its recipient never even responded to my query and so I sent his coffee to Keith, the hell with 'im, g.)

drag it through Tampa on the way, huh? funny thing is, all this is not depressilng me at all. my uncle died yesterday, too, I just found out; now that's giving me pause, but...

g said...

o shit, i should check my gmail instead of trying to catch up here e. but, i'm sorry to hear that.

a lot of people keep dying from cancer around me lately. i've been trying not to notice...