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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Here We Go Again With Murphy's Law!

October 29, 2013

Good morning.  Before I start, I have to say "GO RED SOX!!!  Last night's game was another thriller, and now it's back to Boston for the next game.  Just one more win guys.  You can do it!!

Tis quite early (5:45 a.m.)  and still dark outside.  I've been up for a couple of hours, but at least I've been able to catch up a bit on my emails and blog reading. 

This is going to be another of those "Murphy's Laws" weeks.  It started Saturday, when the work crew left early and did not finish what they were supposed to finish that day.  Yesterday morning, no one showed up for work by 9:15 a.m. so I called the contractor to see what the problem was.  He said he would be here in about 20 minutes.

Well, he did show up, but was upset that no one else was here.  He was not happy that I was unhappy with Saturday's work efforts and tried to soothe my ruffled feathers.  However, when I'm crabby, there's no smoothing over the feathers.

Then he proceeded to start having a nervous breakdown of sorts.  His problems had started earlier in the morning when his folks home caught fire in the attic.  He put out the fire - not a huge one, but big enough to create a bit of damage to the roof and attic.  His dad was transported to a hospital because he is on special machinery, and the fire department won't let his parents back in their home until the electrical problem is fixed and deemed safe.

A few minutes after he got here, his crew showed up, but then everyone left to go tend to the fire damaged house, and to figure out how to get Dad's bed and special equipment moved to another location so that Dad could leave the hospital.  They won't be here today either.  Problems, problems. 

Where does this leave me?  Hanging and getting crabbier by the minute.  I was tempted, but I was good and did not rip my hair out by the roots.  Bald is not pretty on me!  Why was I so stressed?  Well because on top of all this, the window installer was supposed to here shortly after noon, but did not show up either.  The second shoe is about to fall!

At 1:15 p.m. I called to see where the installer was.  I was told that he was picking up my windows and would be here by 2 p.m.  At 2:15, I called again to make sure he hadn't gotten lost.  Now I was told that the truck delivering the windows to the warehouse is just now arriving (several hours late) and that the installer would be here no later than 3 p.m.

Today the installer was only going to be putting four windows in a lady dwarf's room, and she had taken the day off from work to be here.  By 3 o'clock this whole thing was becoming a sort of joke.  Needless to say, no one showed up a 3 o'clock either.  At 3:30, I picked up the phone and started dialing the company again when a truck pulled into the driveway.  Hooray!!!!!!!

Well, to make a long story shorter, four new windows finally were installed, and a few hours later, the installer left, promising to be back around 11 ish this morning.  By now, I really have no clue what time that may mean.  My clock doesn't seem to keep the same time as everyone else's.  Here is a photo of the new windows that I took as the installer was finishing up the last window in that room.

I have to say that they really are pretty.  They are long narrow windows in a sort of large bay shape.  You have to remember that this is a very old house, and I believe that the windows that we took out were original from when the house was built.    These really do make quite a difference.  They will look even prettier when the new curtains are hung.  I'll take more photos after that.

On a brighter note, I have a photo to share that I took a couple of days ago when I was out taking photos in the garden.  It was mid afternoon, and I happened to look up and notice that the moon was visible.  I aimed up to include the tree top to give you an idea of how it looked, and to my surprise a bird chose that moment to fly by also.  (see upper left part of photo)

The sky itself is just so pretty and soft looking that I couldn't resist making some background papers from it.  So because you've put up with my long winded rant today, I have a freebie for you.  A set of three background papers.  Enjoy.

Here is the download link:

Well I think I'll take my blood pressure pills now, make another cup of coffee and try to get through this day with all my hair intact on my head.  If I had a voodoo doll that looked like Mr. Murphy, I would stick pins all over it!!!!!!!  So, till tomorrow, Y'all be safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.


Andrea said...

I think even "Murphy" would be turning over in his grave if he had to deal with your day ... The house fire sounds a little out there. Do you think it was true? Anyway, hopefully all of your hair pulling won't be for naught ... Soon the siding will be done or we will be sending out search parties for you, I'm sure.

Yesterday I had a fun day with the birds ... hopefully pictures will follow ... I say hopefully because I haven't downloaded yet so I don't know what I have to share. Tomorrow my son is going to Thailand on a scuba trip and just some R&R before he gets hit with the winter rush at his work. I am excited for him, but nervous at the same time. That is a long way off ... enough said.

Your windows are awesome and I am guessing your she-dwarf is all smiles. What a wonderful landlady you are, my dear. Here's hoping the next round of windows will arrive in a more timely fashion, so you can sit back and enjoy rather than nail biting :)

I have errands and more errands to do. My Comcast was finally fixed, so that is out of the way, now off to Radio Shack and several other stores to get a few things needed around here. I wore myself out yesterday, so I am planning to spend the end of my day with a good book and a hot cup ot tea. I sure don't want to get my cold back ... I have had enough sick to last the winter. Hope your day is better than your last day ... I'll be thinking of you and waiting to here how it goes tomorrow :) Be well, my friend ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Debby said...

My B/P would be high as well. What an ordeal. The windows look really nice and will be cozy this winter. When it is all done you will be happy. I can't imagine how all these people would feel if we came late to appointments at their homes.

Nani said...

Boy Edna, Murphy was having a time with you!… Sorry about the pun. ;-)

I took a couple pictures last week of the moon during the day. It’s a neat phenomenon! Your background papers are great, thank you.

After the start of the blog your blood pressure pills really are a need today, huh? I hope you find your Mr. Murphy voodoo doll!

Hugs, Nani

lorik said...

What a day! I I drank I would have a glass a wine....but instead I would be buying chocolate and sitting down to a good crime fiction and early to bed! I hope you did something similar at the end of the day.
The windows do look nice:)

lorik said...

ooops... I meant....IF i drank I would have wine !

aquascrap said...

What a day!! But it was all worth it in the end, those windows look great!
I am sure the rest of the work you are having done will look just as good.

Don't get too cranky with the tradesmen. It's just not worth sending your BP sky high.

I know when Tony was doing electrical work, he would go out and look at the job, quote for it but never really knew what he was in for until he started. If he struck problems then that set him back for the next job.

In those days there were no mobile phones so there was no ringing the next customer until the evening.

Anyway hope your renovations go smoothly when they finally get to you.

Have a great day

Judy xx

The Queen Jester said...

Oh the joys of dealing with remodeling and heart goes out to you.

smiekeltje said...

Oops, you had some really tranquil and wonderful days LOL! I too hate it when people show up too late and don;t let know anything. Sometimes there are incidents, unxpected, nobody could know before, and workmen sometimes cannot help being delayed. Still, when things happen like you experienced, my bloodpressure would be high up too!
The contractor didn;t had a good day either, with his fire at home!
But, after you endured all this, the windows do look real pretty.
Hopefully the rest of the work will be done in and at time ROFL.
When there would be another "gap"i time and arrival of contractor or workmen, take a good long breath before opening your mouth, although I know that is difficult( I know because I speak too hasty at times too grin!)
Glad you left your hair intact, I don;t think I would like to see you completely bold.
Are you already prepared for Halloween tomorrow? Hopefully the sky over here will be not too clouded so I can wave at you and Pogo, if you decided to make a little flight over our area LOL!
Have a great day, stay calm!

Mat's Merry Memoirs said...

Thanks for the moon papers...left more on today's message, hugs, Mat