Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Gloom, despair and agony on me

This has not been my weekend, to say the least.

Yesterday I finally tackled the girl's room to try and sort through stuff like old toys, outgrown clothes while going on a hunt for her actual floor. So, I spent several hours in her room matching socks and pajamas, finding dirty clothes in the toy box, picking her brother's toys out, etc. All the while I figure I'm making good time.

Nope. I wrote down the time for Hot Rod's soccer game wrong, so we showed up at half-time. Bless his heart. He was a good sport about it, though.

Army of Dad shows up for his first game in a set of three to ref and there was a miscommunication between the league and the referree assignor and there were no teams when he arrived. So, he drove over to watch part of Hot Rod's half-game.

Then, once at home, we're trying to settle back down for the evening when we figure out the hot water heater died and expelled its water into the garage, coat closet and part of the front room floor. *sigh* Needless to say, my honey told me two years ago to budget the money and get it replaced. I explored it, got some bids and then promptly spent the money on another bill. Occasionally, I would think that I needed to get it done, but we have plenty of time, I'd tell myself.


Cute plumber is gone now and the hot water is back. *the heavens open up with an angelic chorus*

And, one more bill has been added to the mix for good measure. *sighing again*

As River Tam would say "Bullet in the brain pan. Squish."


  • At 5:35 PM, April 21, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey, this is dion, I wish I would have known. So far, since my days of being a plumbers apprentice, I have successfully installed 4 water heaters. When we bought a new one I told hubby that I could install it. Well, since it seemed to cost more to install than it did to buy, he allowed this. I can proudly say that in 3 yrs we have had no leaks and I made $200 from a friend that got an outrageous (sp?)estimate amount to install hers (of course hers was in the attic)and I had a broken leg at the time. But, I would have done it for free. Actually, I thought I was, but the hubby offered and had we not needed the money... anyway, so, in the future...I know some plumbing stuff. Well, I never had a chance to learn the PVC exit pipes. But copper...I'm ready!

  • At 9:45 PM, April 21, 2008, Blogger Rachelle Jones said…

    Your plumber and my public works guy ought to have a calender...



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