Friday, April 4, 2008

And the Hits Just Keep on Coming

My carpet is plotting against me.

If you've read a few of my past posts, you know I called my carpet "Pepto-Bismol pink" and declared I wanted to get rid of it. I think it has decided to get me first.

Three weeks ago my garage was broken into and some tools were taken. Now, I know I am partially to blame for this because the door had been broken for some time and I was going to replace it or get a lock rigged to it somehow and never took the time to actually do it. Now there are big locks on both back gates to the alley and the garage door. If someone wants in again, they're going to have to work for it.

Two weeks ago my second, "decorative" chimney was leaking water into the ceiling of my computer room. (See post from March 30.)

Last night I went to take a nice, hot, relaxing bath and discovered there was no hot water. Upon inspection, I discovered that my water heater had emptied itself on my basement floor. Now, I had never done any potty training with my water heater - I guess I just expected a mature water heater to know better. But perhaps old age has incapacitated it. It has a thermal blanket around it to help keep the water hot and I suspect that when I take that blanket off I will find the water heater has rusted through, because the water was coming out from between the blanket and the heater, and I have been experiencing rust in my water for some time.

Have you ever washed your hair in ice cold water? It is extremely unpleasant. My little fingees got numb. But I understand it is better on your hair than using hot water.

So I believe this is all part of a master plan thought up by my carpet to get me back for saying it is from the 1980s and needs to go bye bye. It figured if I had to spend my money on home repairs, I would not be able to buy new carpet, and it was correct. That's quite impressive thinking for a carpet. I take it back! I LOVE Pepto-Bismol pink! It's the best carpet in the world!


MrsSnowQueen said...

Okay, now I'm scared to own a house. I couldn't live with being afraid of my carpet insuring it remained.

Janet said...

Okay, we need to do some sort of exorcism on your house. Get rid of the evil spirits. Peace! Happiness!