Saturday, August 29, 2009

When It Rains, It Pours (A lot)



Recently I read about the notion that bad things happen in "3's," and while I've never been superstitious, I'm inclined to think that may be the case around here lately.
My recent "triple threat" involves water, water everywhere. The first massive puddle in our basement resulted in a new water heater; the second puddle involved the A/C unit which also spewed water all over the basement; and the trifecta. . . drum roll please. . . . a leak in the roof. Stellar. And as a bonus, because of all the excess moisture (ie flooding in our basement) much of the drywall needs replacing. It's like we're providing our own little local stimulus package. . .

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But let's not stop there. . .

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Sometimes it feels like we've had more than our share of adventures here, whether they come in "3's" or not. For example, last weekend started out with Barnum and Bailey's Emergency Room Circus. I spent Friday afternoon with my youngest as she underwent emergency surgery-- she took a line-drive from a softball to the mouth. Two missing teeth, one fractured bone in her face, one broken nose, and one hysterical mother later she's on soft food and liquids for 6 weeks. This week a follow-up visit led to 3 root canals, and the possibility of several more.
Oh, wait. . . it gets better. . .
While waiting for Youngest at the root canal doctor, I received a phone call from one of my college-girls informing me that she was sitting in the health services building awaiting the results of her Swine Flu test.
Oink. (And of course, my husband is out of the country. Just like him to be 7000 miles away during a crisis. :)
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Not that I'm complaining or soliciting sympathy, but should I continue. . . ?
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. . . Here is part of a text message conversation from my other college-girl that started my day:

"Hey Mom, my car is dead and something is way wrong with it. I tried to jump it with cables and it started smoking and crap. Ugh."

This message was followed shortly thereafter by another. . .

"Can I take Advil?"

And then. . .

"I kinda burned my hand pulling the jumper cable off."

Followed by. . .

"Just my fingers and palm. It's beginning to swell."
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Oh joy. I've lost count, is that 3 things yet? I may stop answering my phone.


19 comments:

~Tonya said...

Oh Cathy I think that is way more then 3! You may not be asking for sympathy, but I sure feel you are entitled to it.

I have always said when it rains, it pours. When I first read that title, for this post it made me think of your outdoor show disaster...sorry.

I hope things get better for you and everyone around you. Take a DEEP breath and count. Don't know if it will help, but it doesn't hurt to try.

Try and have a good weekend and I hope everything goes well, from here on out and that your daughter's hand/fingers are okay.

BIG HUGS (you deserve them),
~Tonya

blushing rose said...

Don't GO outside, please!, chuckle!! Whatever else can happen ALWAYS happens DH is away! Been there, gone thru this.

HELP IS ON THE WAY ~
What's your address, I'll send you a first aid kit, some wonderful tea & a prayer ...

Have a beautiful weekend. TTFN ~ Marydon

BittersweetPunkin said...

OH MY Cathy! It is certainly POURING there at your house isn't it? I am so sorry to hear of all the troubles...especially the softball to the mouth...poor Youngest!

By now...what else can you do but perhaps chuckle?(even though you probably don't feel like it) What else can possibly happen.....

I hope everything gets resolved and you get some time to catch your breath!
Hugs,
Robin

Grace said...

Oh sweetie weather u ask or not sympathy you are so getting!!!Hang in there this too shall pass and breathe...I hope everyone is doing better today. I wish I lived closer dinner and drinking would be great medicine right now!! Big hugs Grace xoxoxo

madrekarin said...

Did you double up on the threes on purpose, just to get them out of the way? Good night above! Hopefully you are through with disasters and things will return to normal soon. One thing I've learned is to never say- What else can happen? because just as soon as I do, something does. Sending (((hugs))) your way.

Artfulife said...

Bless your heart! I think it goes the other way to, good things come in 3's (just wrote a post about this)So hopefully some REALLY great things are right around the corner for you. I hope your little one feels better soon. You''l be in my prayers :)

meg said...

You poor thing~ your family is certainly wearing the proverbial target lately~ prayers of peace, protection, & quick healing.

Gollywobbles said...

Yikes, my problems became lighter all of a sudden. Hope brighter days are ahead, and your girls mend quickly! Hugs, Sam

Lori said...

Cathy, i am so sorry for all of the chaos you are experiencing right now...very good things must be coming your way...that would only be fair...hang in there girl!!!

cindy said...

Cathy, OK...did you break a mirror somewhere, walk under a ladder, what? Poor You, poor kidlets! What goes around comes around and hopefully the next "set of 3's" will be allllll good! Hang in there! :D

-c
yapping cat

Charmingdesigns said...

Oh my goodness Cathy...You've got enough 3's to last a few years!! Hang in there...it can't get worse...well, it can,...but it wont! LOL Laurie

Sweet William Primitives said...

Oh Cathy!Bless your heart! I will say a prayer for you tonite...and my husband knows how to "drywall"...hugs!

Jann said...

Good Golly! Just when you think things can't possibly get any worse . . . I'm sending up a quick prayer in hopes that blessings will start to fall upon you and your family . . . in 3's, of course!

The Paisley Studio/Sarah McNamara said...

Hope your girls are healing quickly and that your stress level is waning!

Sarah

Thimbleanna said...

Holy Cow Cathy -- you need a vacation! The softball incident sounds like the worst -- how awful. I hope your daughter is healing by now. Treat yourself to a day off!

kaniki's said...

OH MY GOODNESS Cathy.. I should not be laughing- but you just have such a way with telling the tale.... And welcome to our world!! Holy Hanna!! I just can't believe it...

Girl- I wish for things to turn and go the other way for you- for the better... And hope the kids stay safe- for at least awhile.. I think you've all had your share!!

Wishing the best for ya sweety!!

Hugs
Niki
Kaniki's Prims & Whims

Lorraine said...

Yikes!!! When it rains it pours!!! Hope the kiddos are all doing better :o)..

Amy said...

Oh Gosh!!! I sure hope the worst is behind you now. Good luck to all!
Amy

Mockingbird Hill said...

Oh. My. Word.

Let's see...everything looks better in the morning?? It will all come out in the wash?? It could always be worse??

Sorry...I don't buy any of that...hang in there, girlie! We're all thinkin' boutcha.. :)

Cassie