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There’s Just No Getting Around It, Mondays Suck!


Well the bad news is the eye twitch is still there!! The good news is that Annie didn’t pee on the carpet today!! However the other bad news is there is some sort of leak in the bathroom. I’ll explain…

I woke up with my right knee hurting, which then creeped up into my hip. I know, I know I’m getting old. I think this all stems from the 5k I did on Saturday, which I totally didn’t bother to train for. Anyhoo, I finally decided to go into the bathroom to get some Aleve that just so happens to be in Speed’s cabinet which is attached to the wall that has the water heater on the other side of it. (Did I mention that the water heater is in Speed’s closet?) When I stepped up to his sink area my foot splashes in water. At first I thought Annie had peed on the floor again, except it was clear. Then I moved the small little mat and I found a bigger spot on the floor! (Picture below) We have grey carpet in the house, and they put it in the bathroom, and I hate it! I think for me, this is another reason for us to get rid of this damn carpet!! So the other crappy thing about my day was that Speed left to go deal with some stuff in Galveston and will be staying for a few days which means I’m dealing with this problem over the phone. So I call Speed to tell him the good news and he tells me that I’m going to have to go get the Makita (cordless screwdriver) and take the piece of board off to see what’s going on with the water heater. This is after I checked to make sure it wasn’t coming out from under the sink. So once I got the board off, making sure there weren’t any scorpions or other critters to get me, I found that there was water on the floor. (pic below) Great! None of the pipes were wet and the board that the water heater was sitting on was wet. He said that we (I) were going to need to turn the hot water off. So I would need to go ahead and take a shower while I still had hot water. Even better!! So after getting my shower on, and enjoying it because I didn’t know when the next one will be, had to call Speed back and get directions on what to do. At one point I was touching something to see if it was wet and I touched the wires and was shocked! And when I told Speed he said, “yeah, don’t touch those live wires”. Thanks for telling me that NOW!! Then when he was describing what I was supposed to be seeing and I was describing what I was actually seeing, he calmed his voice down really low and said “look, this isn’t hard” Which I role my eyes to. Seriously? You might as well be telling me how to dismember a bomb! I have no clue what I’m doing!! When he finally lets me talk, he says “Oh, does it T off”? Which I reply yes to, I then get an “oh, it must go to the bathroom upstairs” (which we already knew about) After all this deliberating Speed decided I needed to turn the water heater off from the breaker box that resides in my closet. After accomplishing this task I had to get the fan from the guest room (Mom and Dad used it as white noise to drown out all the silence up here) and bring it into Speed’s closet, to try and dry up the water. UGH!!! So now I’m waiting on what will happen next and that whatever happened won’t happen again. Speed isn’t planning on coming back until Sunday with me, I’m supposed to drive down Thursday and meet him so Goofy can take the car back here and watch the dogs for us while we have a FUN weekend with our friends (I’ve been looking forward to this for weeks, so some damn plumbing problem is not going to stop me!!)

The one thing that sucks even more about this is I can’t have a cocktail since I started my fast at 3 today! And the only reason I’m making sure to get my fast done is so I can have whatever I want this weekend!! If anyone bother to read this, all I ask is for a prayer that my eye lid will stop twitching, sometimes it’s the little things in life that can put you over the edge, and I have a feeling this is one of them! I can deal with the knee, hip, back pain, the peeing on the carpet, the not having a job, the not having any friends but Speed nearby (Not that that’s bad, but he doesn’t shop well), the not knowing what the hell to do with my life, and even the plumbing situation in our bathroom. Just please Dear Lord stop the eye twitch!!!!




Junk Among Us


I haven’t written since November and a lot has happened since then. The only main thing that’s affected me was the sudden death of my beloved Cleo. She was hit by a car at the end of January and it’s still too painful for me to talk about it, so I won’t be going in to any details. During Thanksgiving the dog that lived with our neighbors across the street came over and pretty much never left. Her name is Annie, and around Christmas they asked if we wanted to keep her, since she was always over and having such a great time. They are trying to sell their house and would be needing her to stay somewhere, so we were the likely choice. She’s a real sweet dog, and Coco has gotten accustomed to her. Last Thursday another dog showed up at our doorstep. Annie and Coco were barking like crazy, and I thought there was something outside for them to chase, so I opened the door, and there he was. He was very skinny that’s for sure! His poor ribs were showing. We then saw him running around with the horses. Well I decided to give him some food, and that did the trick, because I don’t think he’s leaving. Especially once I put bacon grease on his food. I don’t think he’ll be an inside dog. He’s much too energetic, and when he starts to play with Annie they have no boundaries and have knocked over several outdoor lights. Yesterday they ran off to an abandoned house down the road and across the street which is NOT ok. I don’t want to have to deal with another dog being hit by a car. That was brutal! After the antiques week I’ll get around to making him an appointment to make sure he’s healthy, and consider getting him neutered. So far we named him Bo, mainly because I wanted a name that ended in an “O”, I suggested Hobo, since he was a lost dog, and Speed said Bozo, since he’s so crazy. That’s how we got the name Bo, which can get confusing since we take care of a horse with the same name.

Speaking of Antiques week, this is crazy! http://www.antiqueweekend.com will give you all the information you need to find out what is open, when, and if it costs money to get in. Many years ago in Round Top, Texas a woman starting selling her antiques, now it’s a huge, insane, way bigger than she probably ever imagined, Antiques and Junk selling mecca. Anything you are looking for, I’m pretty sure you can find it here. Speed and I only live 25 miles away so we commonly ride through the area.There were plenty of signs stating that there were vendor spaces for rent, and we called one up that was in Warrenton, Tree Park Antiques, and they had an opening right up against the street. They also had a RV area where we could park our travel trailer. So now we have a place to go to the bathroom, make something to eat, or just hang out. Which is nice, however I haven’t been really able to “hang out” since I’m usually the only one here. Speed and I usually drive out here, set up, and then he leaves. He can’t sit for long periods at a time. I can however. As long as I have my gadgets..iPhone, iPad, and some decent service then I should be alright. I’m worried about when more and more people get here, the service won’t be as great as it has been and I’ll be utterly bored!

Speed has a warehouse full of junk and he wants to finally get rid of some of the stuff in there. Start to clean out and decide what’s worth keeping, throwing away, or selling. It was surprising to go through it, because there was a lot of good junk! One of the cool things he found was his grandmother’s door to her house, it had the handle in the middle of the door and a bunch of detailed work. I told him there was no way we were going to sell that! I want that door on our future house. (When I say future house, I’m not talking anytime soon, it’s just a wish that we have, to build another house on higher ground of our property.) But there were plenty of other doors to sell, along with shutters and windows. We have a plethora of things. Burlap sacks, Coca-Cola signs, tea boxes, wire baskets, dishes, armoire, vanity, outdoor furniture, food grade buckets (that you can store food in for the end of the world), some of Speed’s old furniture that doesn’t fit in our house, wood burning stoves, and a boat. You name your price you can have it! I wish I had some business cards made with my email address on them. That way I could give them to my customers and have them email me their creation out of what I sold them. I’d like to see what they do with my old junk. I just thought it would be a neat way for me to interact with other people. When I told Speed he thought I should do it so I can see what they make and then we could start doing it and selling it too. That’s typical of him. Lately he has been ordering signs for the candy factory from a man down the street from us. He gave us a welcome sign that he had that someone was to buy but didn’t, so Speed is going to ask him to make another sign using some of his scrap materials that will hang underneath the Welcome sign, it will be Junk Among Us. I think it sounds like a dinosaur name. And I wonder if it should be hyphenated, Junk-Among-Us, hmmm maybe not. I think it was brilliant on Speed’s part, but of course I’m not going to tell him that. He thinks he’s doing me a “favor” by “letting” me sell his junk. He told me he was doing this so I would have a “job”. Isn’t he so kind? Well, whatever, I’m having a good time, meeting and talking to new people, the awesome stuff there is to see, and I really can’t wait for the Junk-o-rama Prom on April 4th by the Junk Gypsy sisters http://www.gypsyville.com. I bet there is a whole underground network of parties that I’m not tapped into yet, and I’m going to figure out a way to get in!!!