Sunday, May 4, 2008

Just Our Luck


We've had a little streak of bad luck this week (or is it this decade?). I was supposed to have my first appointment with the o.b. on Thursday, but upon arriving at the office was informed that the doc was stuck at the hospital for an emergency c-section. Furthermore, the soonest she can re-schedule is May 21st. Are you kidding? Three more weeks? She's a popular "gyn-ee" but c'mon! I'm 12 weeks now, so that puts my first visit at 15 weeks - nice! I believe it was the same day that our washing machine decided to stop functioning BEFORE the drain cycle, leaving nasty water to fester in the machine. For some reason it was very difficult to unhook it from the wall and when we finally did get it out and put it on the dolly, it had a flat tire, making water slosh out all over the laundry room and garage. Needless to say, our house smelled like the bog of eternal stench for a few days during this process. (Aren't we glad we have The Labyrinth in our pool of knowledge? Amy recently compared her son to the worm in that movie). We went to look at new washers, and picked one out, only to discover it was on back order and couldn't be delivered until the 16th. AWESOME! We never reach the bottom of the laundry baskets WITH a functioning washing machine, so I'd hate to see the results of waiting another few weeks! After wasting all that time in the store (while all three kids touched every appliance and at least one of them rolled around on the ground), we made it out to discover a flat tire on the van! The whole fam then got to sit at the auto place while they extracted the top of some fingernail clippers from the tire and repaired it, thus making us embarrassingly late for our "Rock Band" party that night.

6 comments:

Sally said...

Oh, I am so sorry Cougie. Fingernail clippers?! How?! If you still don't have a new one by the time you come for Cindy's wedding, you're welcome to do your month's worth of laundry here.

Amy Dillon Napier said...

Emm...I commented to you on my blog. Thanks for the message to me also.

vinyl dreams said...
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vinyl dreams said...

I had no idea about the flat tire. That stinks - like the bog of eternal stench. I got so excited when I saw that picture - I LOVE that movie! By the way, the offer still stands to use my washer - anytime! Also, you remind me of the babe - what babe - the babe with the power - what power - the power of voodoo - who do - you do - do what - remind me of the babe! That movie ROCKS!!!

star valley farmers? said...

It seems like when it rains it pours!! I am so sorry!! so did you order the new washing machine? what kind did you get? about the ob problem, you will be fine.. afterall dear you have done this three other times. I think with Parker I waited about 3 1/2 months too.. why not? You know what is right and what is not. I know that we can imagine all kinds of things but truly, you will know if things are not right.. You are a great mom and an even greater down right wonderful person. Heavenly Father will talk to you if you need to know something.. trust Him and yourself. love, dede

Bitter Larry said...

Wow, insane. Sorry about all of that... sorry we're probably not much help on the laundry, unless you want to drop it off on the way to Mexico and then pick it up on the way back. We only charge $3/shirt.

I'll forward you an e-mail right now from a friend of ours who possibly had a worse week - maybe that will make you feel better. :)