Sunday, January 21, 2018

It’s the little things…

It’s the little things…that add up. I had a crazy week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. The past few weeks have been better, but that week was tough. It was a lot of little things that added up to a frustrating and unpleasant week.

Here’s the list of small but annoying incidences:

Monday – Christmas Day
Our electricity went out for about two minutes. Not a big deal, but it turned off the oven, and we didn’t realize it. Our Christmas meal was about an hour late.
Our ATT router went out. We bundle so we had no WiFi, no TV, and no home phone. Of course, it was Christmas so no one could come fix until the next day.

I sometimes work from home especially if we are expecting some type of service person. Hard to work from home without Internet. Luckily, I was able to setup a hotspot on my phone–don’t want to see my data plan usage for that day.
The ATT technician came. Replaced the router. Yes! Back in business. Now reset all the TVs and reset all the WiFi connections.

We had a sick cat. Blood in her urine. She had a massive bladder infection. Poor thing was miserable.

Nothing happened – sigh of relief.

The sick cat has a reaction to the medicine – diarrhea everywhere. Not a pleasant way to start another three day weekend.
Texas can get cold. That weekend the temperature was hovering around freezing at night. We found a stray cat in the backyard. Skinny as could be. Sad pitiful thing. We couldn’t leave him outside so we put him in our laundry room until we could get him to a shelter.
So one sick cat running around the house. One stray cat in the laundry room. And one healthy cat I had to try to keep away from the others.

We can’t find a rescue group to take the cat and resort to contacting the city shelter. We had to leave a message, but they didn’t call back.

Finally get the stray cat to the shelter. I have one more day to relax before I go back to my day job.

Monday – New Year’s Day
Smoke alarms go off. We can’t find any smoke or fire, but all eight of our alarms are going off at the same time. So we call for help, gather up the cats, and exit the house. The fire department shows up. We have a bad alarm. They suggested we replace all of them.

So that’s it. A week of small, frustrating things that just kept piling up. I was actually happy to go back to work.

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