Thursday, June 26, 2014

One of those weeks…

Ever have one of those weeks where things just aren’t going quite right?

I seem to have them every now and then. Nothing goes terribly wrong, but just enough to leave me feeling uneasy and discontent.  A vent session always helps…

For starters, my satellite dish has been acting wonky again. I know what you’re thinking. Oh, no, not the satellite woes AGAIN. We can’t deal with more of Jill’s dish woes!!

Well, to you I say… TELL ME ABOUT IT.

I could have cried the night I came home and discovered that I had no signal last week. Thankfully, my friend Lindsay loaned me her hubby, and after he wiggled the dish a bit, I was back in action, and I was so grateful to him. A few hours later, though, it was down again. This time, I dragged one of my kitchen chairs outside, climbed up, and wiggled it myself. Signal returns. I felt very empowered. I don’t need no boy to wiggle my dish!

This time, it worked for a few days, and I was starting to think the issue had been permanently solved. But alas, no. I lost my signal again on Monday night. I performed the same kitchen chair operation again, and so far, so good, but I’m now living in fear of my signal going out again, and worrying that there might be a serious issue here. Perhaps it’s the growing trees in my back yard? A faulty connection? I really have no clue. All I know for sure is that it’s not normal to have to drag a kitchen chair out to the back of my house every couple of days to realign my dish…

I can’t miss any more Jimmy Fallon, you guys. This is serious in my world.

Next on the list of things that are bothering me: my floody basement. We had torrential rains Tuesday, and it seems that anytime we get any kind of rain at all, I have water problems in my basement. Of course, during the Tuesday monsoons, my sump-pump seized, and the next thing I knew, water was pouring in and rising quickly. I’m lucky in that I have an unfinished basement, but it also houses things such as the washer, dryer, freezer, hot water tank, and furnace, so…we don’t want that water getting too high. I felt so terrible calling Rolly – he’s the one who always gets my panicky “SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH MY HOUSE!!!” phone calls, and I always feel so guilty about it.

As usual, Rolly bailed me out – literally! – and I honestly don’t know what I’d do without him. Now, as always after a basement flood, I have the musty basement smell that I have to do battle with. I swear, each time it happens, the smell sinks into the rest of the house just a little bit more and I’m afraid that someday I’ll never get rid of it…

Let’s add insult to injury, shall we? As my basement filled with water, I discovered my first earwig of the season in my living room. Followed moments later by yet another in the kitchen.

I mothertruckin’ HATE EARWIGS!!!!!

*sigh*

Once the flood was finally under control, and I had stopped imagining earwigs crawling all over me, I settled down to watch my final episode of Dexter.

And let’s just say… I didn’t get the happy ending I wanted.

I suppose I never should have expected one in a show that has a serial killer working for the police department, should I?

I need a good weekend, here, folks. Some nice weather, some down time, and no more calamities, for just a few days.

A girl can hope…

8 comments:

Lindsay said...

That is a rough go...I have to admit! Plus, it doesn't seem like that long ago that you had the other bad day where your dish broke and you got pooped on! Anytime you need a lender husband again Ryan is here! He thinks it's the trees but who knows! Good luck! xo

Holly Richardson said...

Our satellite has been losing signal a lot as well...we have Bell.

VandyJ said...

Having the satellite go wonky is never fun. Hope you get it all settled soon.

Stacie said...

I could barely stop laughing at the dish wiggling to get through the rest!

Angie said...

Bless your heart! Hope your weekend turns out wonderful. Some weeks are just rough!

incognitusscriptor.com said...

Hoping next week is better for you!

Nancy Best said...

I agree with Stacy, I am giggling at you not needing a guy to wiggle your dish.....

Nicole said...

What is an earwig? And we've been having our house invaded by centipedes... they can go to hell imo :)