Is it possible to be random and focused at the same time? I’m focused on staying on track for Weight Watchers, but this post is a bit random. Ok, that works for me!
Yesterday I went off to get my hair cut early. Turned out very nicely. Short which will do well in the heat. After a quick detour to the post office I came home and never went out again. I heard reports that the temperature was hovering around 100. That was too much hovering for me. Crazy Ralph still went outside to smoke his cigars. Never have gotten the smoking thing, but it’s too hot to get on my soap box!
Planned on doing a few things around the house. Put in a load of laundry and I was in the bedroom going through some things when I hear a weird sound from the kitchen. I come out and the little drain thingy in the middle of the sink is dancing up and down. I realize what the problem is. The washer has gone into the spin cycle and the water is pumping…but it’s not going anywhere.
I rush to the basement…water is pouring out of the line under the toilet and above the washer. Of course I turn it off right away. I knew what it was. This is a Very old house…hence old pipes. Periodically (obviously not recently enough) we’ve had to have the pipe from the sewer line outside that comes into the house snaked. We’ve been told before that “things” get into it and it eventually clogs.
Sooo….today we get a visit from the plumber man and luckily he said he’d be here between 8 and 9 am. It won’t be too hot for him and it will be out-of-the-way. I’m just hoping this is the problem and nothing more, otherwise someone is going to have to adopt us if there’s a lot of repair required.
Oh yes, and there’s the small issue of the load of laundry that’s been sitting in the water in the washer since yesterday because I couldn’t restart the washer. Yuck. Wish us luck!
With all the frustration I was able to stay on track at least. Didn’t take time for breakfast before I left for the hairdresser and as it got hotter, even though I was in the air conditioning, I just didn’t feel like eating. I finally ate some veggie burgers (which went unphotographed) around 5:30pm. Then popcorn later while watching The Big Bang Theory. I’m proud of myself for staying in control, but not eating all day like that can sometimes backfire and you don’t lose. Regardless, I was at least in control and I was happy for that.
I talked a month or so ago about getting back into writing poetry. I thought of something great while riding in the car the other day. Of course I forgot to write it down when I stopped driving and it immediately went out of my head. That frustrates me so much. I can’t even say that it’s because I’m getting older. When it comes to poetry, I always had the problem if I didn’t write it right away, I’d forget it. Sounds a little bit like Weight Watchers…;-) Maybe if I sit and think for a while it will come back to me…put that on your Fat Chance List!
Happy Friday!! Hope the plumber man can work his magic!!