I like to think of Friday the 13th as a novelty more than a superstition... until this year. We have had more than a DAY of bad luck, it's been a good week of bad luck now. I'm ready to wear a garlic necklace or walk backwards under a ladder or whatever it takes. Listen to the following:
1. Last Tuesday (the 10th) I took Scott to the airport to make a return flight to Austin, Tx. The day before we left I had my car washed at one of those expensive places that washes the car inside & outside (plus wax). It rained the entire way there & back. And Jared spilled half a strawberry milkshake on the floorboard in the back seat.
2. Wednesday night the boys moved all our furniture into the kitchen/dining room (see previous post) so we could have the carpets steam cleaned. I decided the couch was too close to the patio door so I gave it a little 'scooch' to move it over. I RIPPED THE BRAND NEW VINYL FLOORCOVERING. Granted it is only as big as a dime, but it is in a VERY obvious spot.
3. The new wooden blinds (from JCPenney) were installed last week, they look wonderful! They must taste wonderful too because Macey decided to gnaw on a corner of one of the lower slats. She must've gotten tired of the dozens of chew-toys laying around the floor.
4. Four hours after the carpets were steam cleaned an overwhelming pet urine odor filled the living room. I called to complain because I had paid $40 extra for deodorizer. I was told I should have ordered the 'special' enzyme treatment for the urine problem (which I didn't even know I had until after the carpet was cleaned!) and a return trip plus fees would have to be scheduled. Basically I paid $203 to have my living room smell like urine. Thanks Stanley.
5. Dillon & I decided to tackle the urine smell ourselves by dumping (by the bucketful) an over-the-counter pet odor treatment from the pet store. I dumped while Dillon squeegeed the liquid across & into the carpet. I thought this was a wonderful idea and it only cost $36. UNTIL the next morning when the carpet dried & the concentrated product left LARGE BROWN STAINS everywhere I splashed the liquid. Whoops. Major whoops.
6. My glasses have a tendency to come apart about every 5 weeks; my glasses decided Friday was time to visit LensCrafters again for a repair (out of warranty, otherwise I'd get a new pair). It only took about 8 minutes and I was back on the road. BUT immediately I noticed something different (you glasses-wearers will relate...). The technician must've put the glasses into a vice because there is a distinct scratch pattern on the left lens. Talk about distracting...
7. Saturday night we noticed a big puddle coming out from underneath the toilet. The guy who installed the vinyl must not have put the toilet back correctly! Oh no! What else could go wrong...
I wish Scott were here.
8. My printer actually ate a 2-page copy today. After 45 mintues on the phone with Canon I can now explain to you the internal workings of the imageClass MF8170c printer/fax machine. And I can tell you all about Jim the technician who lives in South Carolina and has 6 grandkids, a cocker spaniel, etc, etc.
9. While planting grass seed & raking the ground in the back yard (where the trampoline has killed the grass) I inadvertantly injured my thumb joint. My hand has swollen & I am having problems using it. Maybe sod is a good idea.
10. LAST but not least... The Grand Doosey of the Friday the 13th Legacy...
Tonight Scott & Jared stopped at a hotel in Kansas. After traveling 10+ hours they decided to go to the hot tub. Because Scott is not fully recovered from BACK SURGERY he used the hand rail for support getting into the tub; which was BROKEN and caused Scott to fall. Jared drove to the hospital which confirmed he has severely sprained his wrist and stretched & torn ligaments in his back... the same area of the surgery. I'm sure he has suffered a set-back with his recovery from surgery. The hotel has offered a free complimentary breakfast tomorrow & no charge for the room. We'll see what our attorney says tomorrow.
CAN IT GET ANY WORSE????? I don't want to know.