Today,  I took the girls to school at 8.

I got a call to go get MC at 9.

Plumber came at 10.

Mel nearly fainted at 1.

My straw busted through the bottom of my Sonic cup around 3.  In the car.

I noticed my tire was flat at 6.

MC is fine.  Right now as I sit to take in exactly what our plumber explained, and hoping I’m being punk’d, she’s “crazy dancing” in front of the television watching Yo Gabba Gabba.  She took a two hour nap and after a good bit of one-on-one mommy time, she’s fine.  The house, not so much.  My tire, not so much.

After finding 6 inches of water sitting under the back half of the house, the plumber further explained that our entire plumbing system needs to be replaced.   In fact, he mentioned seeing “rice” under the house.

That’s odd.

“Well, I did just use the disposal to rid of a bit of spaghetti noodles.”

Yes, I know. Pretty gross.

Oh, and the tub is about fall through the house.

And the 6 inches of water sitting under the house?  Yup, it’s dishwasher junk, garbage disposal junk, tub water, washing machine water all rolled into one.  The only pipe that actually works is the one coming from the toilet.  Can that be a silver lining?

The bathroom needs to be ripped out and replaced.  The bathroom.  The one and only bathroom in my sweet little 80-year-old Creek House.

This is about the time where Mel nearly fainted.

That was yesterday.

And this morning.  After yesterday’s chaos,  guess what?  McCanless rolled down the car window just before walking into school.  It stuck.  All the way down.  It won’t budge.  At all.  So, it’s November and I have a window down.


I’m definitely buying a lottery ticket this time.

REVISED November 4:  You know that window I mentioned?  The one that’s stuck down?

It rained last night.


Sissy - aka Sherrill  on November 3rd, 2011

Hey – at least it’s not snowing……yet! Get that lottery ticket.

Kerri Pennington  on November 3rd, 2011

Don’t say that, Sissy! It will probably snow over my house. 😉

cici  on November 3rd, 2011

Geez! I thought I had a bad day.
I thought bad things came in threes, not five and sixes 🙁
I hope today is a lot brighter!

Judy Brown  on November 3rd, 2011

For once in my life, I am struck speechless. Can’t imagine how you and Mel feel. Still praying.

KATE  on November 3rd, 2011

bahaha! I’m sorry but I can’t help but laugh. You two get into everything!! I love you guys, so much!

Rachel Medlin  on November 3rd, 2011

Seriously, this was too funny! Really too much; unbelievable! 🙂 I am, though, really sorry for all the “stuff” you’re having to deal with. It WILL be OK. One day. Really, it will.

chaarlow  on November 3rd, 2011

wow, when it rains it pours. Sorry for all of that!!

Rebecca  on November 3rd, 2011

Yep…buy the ticket! Ugh!

Shannon Carter  on November 4th, 2011

Oh, wow! Sure hope today is a better day!! Yes, lottery ticket!!

mimi and bapa  on November 4th, 2011

just goes to show…it is not what is on the outside that counts… it is what is on the inside, or in your case, underneath! Love you all, if that helps:-)

Terri Woodham  on November 4th, 2011

Love, don’t let it get you down, just do one thing at a time-before you know it –you’ll laugh about all this.
At least the toilet line is working-that’s good.
Love you, Mom

Cathy  on November 6th, 2011

WOWOWO…… tomorrow is a new day!!!

Carrie  on November 6th, 2011

Bear hug, just a small hug isn’t enough for the day u had. Thinking of you and praying this week is sunny!

Misty  on November 7th, 2011

I have to agree with Kate, I did laugh a little, too. I always say that I laugh to keep from crying about so many things. But even through looking at all those insane (unpreventable) life things that are going on around you, you always stop and see the blessings you have. I love you and miss you my friend! Always praying.