Monday, November 12, 2007

Adding Insult To Injury...

Nope, not gone yet. On top of my own general malaise and disorganization, the heater in the trailer decided it was going to get finicky. I can't find the problem, but it goes off on thermal cut-off if I leave the cover in place over the heater space. Snow and ice are in the forecast. Not good...

Saturday afternoon, with only an hour and a half of daylight left, I haul out the big half-inch electrical drill to drill the trailer frame for the anti-sway system install and the drill is dead. I mean kaput. No time to waste, I hightail it to town and get a new one, but by the time I fought my way back through the traffic (this is a big shopping weekend for Canadians to come down here, so the town is jammed with Canadians on top of the locals from outlying towns all cramming in for the weekly shopping) the light was gone and the puddle in the driveway was frozen. Ideal working conditions - not.

Saturday night, the freshwater pressure tank on the house's water system decided it was time to give up the ghost. The pump was circulating madly and water was spraying all over the place. Found a water tank at Home Despot and spent six hours changing it out yesterday.

To celebrate, the wife and I went to town to get something to eat and she decides she needs some cash from the ATM. As I was finishing up the transaction for her, the receipt blew under the car, so stupid me pulls ahead, gets out and walks back to get it only to hear the "Ker-thunk" of the ATM eating her debit card! Fuck me with a porcupine!

As today is a bank holiday due to Veteran's Day (Canada's Remembrance Day) we are stuck here until tomorrow morning when, we hope, the bank will finally open and we can attempt to retrieve her debit card. Cause that was what we were going to use to get back on...

If I believed in God, I'd surely expect a flood any day now...

5 comments:

Team Gherkin said...

It comes in sets of threes, doesn't it? DOESN'T IT...?!? Oh gawd, for your sakes, I sure hope so! hahahahaa

Cyalayta
Mal :)

threecollie said...

That is the pure d definition of a really bad day....hope things get better!

Chris said...

Porcupine!

My stomach was already hurting from excessive exercise the past two days and now you make me laugh....stop that shit! It hurts.

Hope things take a turn for you soon Wil;)

loisontheweb said...

SOUNDS LIKE MY NORMAL LIFE. I thought maybe my name is really "Jane Murphy" ... like Murphy's Law ... & Calamity Jane.

YOU CAN PICK ONE RESPONSE TO THESE PROBLEMS:
This, too, shall pass.
It could be worse. (Dangerous idea)
!@#$%^&*

LOIS

threecollie said...

Hope your Thanksgiving turns out better than that ugly day.