Friday, November 02, 2007

NaBloPoMo Day Two - My House KNOWS

I have lived in a sweet LITTLE Victorian bungalow for the last 14 years - and in retaliation for our impending move, it is self-destructing. First, the oven decided that 350-degrees REALLY meant 550-degrees - so one of my agents gave me another oven. My house made sure that the donated oven malfunctioned and imploded, too. We didn't replace the oven a second time - after all, it was about summertime, and we didn't need the extra heat.

Next? Two of our window air conditioners blew. Or didn't blow. We had to replace at least one of them, lest we melt from the summer heat. Cha-CHING!! Then the weather got cooler, and it was time to pull out our little electric heaters that supplement the heat from our gas stove. Guess what? NOT ONE of them worked. Okay - extra blankets, extra clothing, and the purchase of ONE heater for the bathroom, b/c we can't wear clothes in the shower. Tiny cha-ching!

A few days later, the dryer revolted, ruining about 10 precious items of clothing with scorch marks. We replaced THAT item immediately. Cha-CHING!!

The other night? Look at this:Oh no...no...no...no!! Live without tv in the bedroom? No late-night chuckles at David Letterman? No last-minute scandalous report from TMZ? And the horror of horrors - NO WEATHER??!?!?!? NOT gonna happen.

We had planned to let Amber have this tv for her room, move our current living room tv into the new bedroom, and buy a ridiculously huge plasma tv for the new living room.

Guess who got her tv early, and is letting us borrow it?
Can you say, Cha-CHING?!?!?!?

16 comments:

Desert Songbird said...

Yeah, this stuff happens in multiples, you know. My friend Greg just told me his washing machine went ka-plewie, and I'm cringing as I wait for the next shoe to drop (as if he doesn't have enough crap going on!). Hubby called me tonight to say his car had broken down; this after my car had been in the shop for four days.

Sigh.

Melissa said...

omg. Do you have a poltergeist? You are creeping me out.

Do we really have to post every day this month? *whine*

Matt-Man said...

Life is great...When everything is running well. Good luck and Cheers!!

ChrisB said...

They say things happen in threes or maybe fours!

Bond said...

you should not have let the bungalow in on the fact you were building a new home....never ever let the old know about the new...LOL

Kaytabug said...

Lol to Bond and Melissa is thinking what I am thinking...You are making the 4th Poltergeist movie!!!

Tiggerlane said...

desert songbird - We have to keep telling ourselves, "It's not life and limb - so we'll be okay!"

melissa - I'm already running out of ideas. But you have HOBO CARTS! WTF do I have? Maybe I can make the kid into an actual hobo.

matt-man - LOVE your new photo!

chrisb - I'm thinking fives or sixes...

bond - that's what they say about boyfriends and husbands, too, I'm told!

Tiggerlane said...

kaytabug - we must have cross-posted! I'll let you know if my kid starts putting her hands on the screen and chanting!

Desert Songbird said...

Yeah, my boyfriend doesn't know about my husband...

Beckie said...

Bummer....I hate the unexpected ch-ching. I love it that you are posting every day!

Simply Jenn said...

Hobo kid! Run with that Tigger, it may even be better than hobo carts (don't tell Melissa)! Sorry about the house revolting- your new one won't do that. (At least for 5 years, my new house is revolting 5 years later.)

Melissa said...

Jenn! Hobo-cart traitor. You are on silent treatment as of now.

M@ said...

Just bring your laptop into the bedroom and you guys can "carry on" as before.

Tiggerlane said...

desert songbird - you have me ROLLING with that one! And it took me a minute.

beckie - if I can make it thru a good football weekend, I can make it thru this month!

simply jenn - Just think of the clothes I won't have to buy anymore! Hobo Kid™!!

melissa - I'm SO glad we hijacked WT's blog today - but don't be too mean to Jenn.

m@ - I don't own a laptop. But I'll take one for Christmas!

mjd said...

Sometimes things seem to happen when they are least convenient. Your appliances breaking down as you are building a new is bothersome. The reverse happened to us. When we moved into our home on a struggling teacher's salary with a one- year son, our sump pump died, the water softener gave out, and the dryer needed repair. All turned out okay as we are in the same home some 30 years later.

Tiggerlane said...

mjd - as I understand it, the builder is required by law to give us a one-year home warranty - so I'm gonna hold him to it. And in my business, I see that happen to folks a LOT! It's rotten - and it's also rotten that teachers don't make more.