Tuesday, June 29, 2010
He' practicing sword/crutch moves.
That's my boy.
But his summer is screwed up. No swimming. Hmm. I wonder if he could swim in a fiberglass cast? We'll find out in two weeks.
We get home and a: the car falls apart again and b: the house is again spewing sewage. I gave up and called a plumber. First guy calls back and tells me he's too busy. Argh.
Sooooo.... universe... is it time to flip over and give up the phenomenal good luck lurking? I mean, it would only be fair.
When it starts raining gold coins I'll be the one running around with the hard-hat, wheelbarrow and a shovel!
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Tris went off to Camp Winston. He was having a great time, apparently.
On Wednesday, I had finally locked the toilet back down where it was supposed to be. There was a 5.0 inter-crustal earthquake. This was interesting enough since I thought it was blasting from the highway construction over the ridge at first... until it went on too long and got stronger as opposed to fading off. A good thirty seconds.
That was roughly around the time that Camp Winston called be to say "Tris is fine, he had a fall and hurt his ankle, we're taking him to get an x-ray just to be sure... but it's probably not broken, since he says it doesn't hurt so bad."
So I'm sitting trying to work, watching the torrential rains. Then I find out that a tornado has touched down at Midland. This is about twenty minutes away from where they've taken Tris.
Now they call me and tell me its broken. We do the hospital shuffle and get referred to the osteosurgeon in Barrie.
Friday morning we drive down. I'm now at Karen's place since it is an hour closer to the hospital (my animals... I brought the dogs, the cats have food and water both)
Thank the Gods I don't have the chickens and ducks and turkeys yet. And they say yeah it's a bad break, he needs surgery and asap.
Tomorrow (i.e. today) He can't eat today, just clear fluids. And he goes under the knife to try and fix the ends of the bone.
The one bone was injured right at the growth plate so it is possibly damaged from further growth. I really, truly hope not. But once everything is back where it belongs and he's in a true cast for months to let it heal up, we'll hit him with the homeopathics and shiatsu.
You know, this wasn't funny even the first time.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Unfortunately it is underneath and rusted to crap and I cannot yet get it out, even though I ripped the air-filter housing out of the way to allow me access. I can't do that on the semi-running vehicle. It's going to be interesting.
Karen is taking Tristan to Camp Winston today because of the vehicular problems... and came up to get him so she and Raphi were here this weekend. Nice, except for on-going plumbing problems.
I think I have the house's constipation problems fixed. A careful probe... one of about eighteen... with a plumber's snake seems to have pushed things on through.
Cross fingers pour hot water down the drains.
And all will one day again be good in the Land of Elimination!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
I ran over something with my car and took out the two tires on the driver's side. Got towed home in the rain and the car sat. I managed to pinch my scissor jack under the parts car. Its still there.
Today I get help and the tires got swapped out. Great.
Now the car won't start at all. WTF?
Oh and my toilet is suddenly flushing not down the nice pipe to the septic system but over the floor. Sigh. I need a new wax ring.
My son pushed the car down the hill almost a half a klick and I tried popping it into second but that did not work.
So the car is now parked down by the Hydro transfer station and I'll have to bike into town tomorrow to get the plumbing bits.
Look, all joking aside you trickster Gods... these are NOT FUNNY. I don't care that you're rolling on your ass laughing at me! Not funny.
Well, maybe a little.
I mean the toilet thing and me needing to be the Sewage Fairy again after all these years, schlepping nasty wet towels across to the washing machine... Yeah, maybe I can get a giggle out of that. At least it was just towels this time. It could have been much worse!
I guess I should have expected the toilet thing. Some Gods have a low sense of humour.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
There will be a post tonight! Yes, indeed! On this site! The words are still flowing and I am still catching some of them.
Because of a minor accident
There has been a
We should be caught up over this weekend.
With the flippin’ car crippled and on two wheels, my scissor jack squashed under the parts car and only a bicycle to get my son to freakin’ camp this weekend… We have a whole week in which to flop around like deranged jellyfish access our brilliant think-tank and come up with a smoothly sliding seamless solution.
Stay tuned for our very own Update from the Gulf of Words!