Thursday, September 15, 2011

It's been a ****** week

I had a nice piece ready to put up today and I wasn't going to bore you with my problems, but the ramifications are still being compounded by this one freak accident and looking back, it's sadly funny. So it's time for another installment of "The Good and the Bad."

It all started Sunday after church - things got messy. This deserves a horror-like rendition:

        I heard a noise. A splashing, a sloshing, a trickling. I stopped my dinner-making in the kitchen to listen for the noise. I looked at the ceiling. Maybe a boy is washing his hands upstairs. I ignored it. Then it got loUDER! I hunched my shoulders, fearing what it might be.
       No answer. Eerie chills and the possibilities of what it could be sent me racing upstairs.
       I boldly bolted towards the sound of rushing water, loud like a waterfall. I braced myself for the terrifying image of what I dreaded to see.
       "AAHHHH!!!" The terrible toilet had overflowed! An inch of water sat on the floor and the continued outpouring rushed down the VENT!
       But never fear! Mom wasn't about to lose her head! I grabbed the plunger and ebbed the flow in seconds.
       "TOWELS!!!" Tho the kids were freaking out, hiding in their rooms, they took their orders and offered assistance. We swabbed the floor, then went downstairs to inspect the damage.
       Needless to say, it was BAD! And it was coming down the wall behind MY DESK! I rescued my computer and coffee cup warmer while the boys helped me save my piles of notes, postits, books, and disk drives. They were very GOOD! Then I rearranged the furniture and put out plastic, towels, and buckets.
       Then we went to our football games.
  • Monday. Started off well. Worked my first sub job of the year and totally enjoyed it. That's GOOD!
  • Monday evening was busy! Lots of driving back and forth led to stress and small altercation with middle child. That's BAD.
  • Tuesday. Great day at school. That's GOOD!
  • Tuesday night. Busier! Practices, workouts and an open house! That's normal.
  • Wednesday. I took the day off to grocery shop and for some strange reason my back was hurting. I must have pulled something moving the furniture. Ouch! BAD.
  • Got thru shopping and laundry (GOOD), not good for back, but must be done - and what is that SMELL! (BAD) My house smells like a public park potty! UCKY!!!
  • It was the carpet. So now we have to get the ceiling fixed and replace the carpet. And my back is still jabbing me. All from a little old accident. BOO HOO. Yeah for insurance! GOOD!
  • Then this morning, my alarm didn't go off, so I didn't get up to help my oldest son get to the bus. BAD MOMMY!
  • But he's such a great kid, he just did what he had to do. AWESOME!
  • I woke up when he called for me to bring him his trombone. DOH!
  • You may laugh. The telling is funny and no one was hurt (oh yeah, except me) and we get a new carpet that we were wanting to replace anyway! That's GOOD!

The End. Hope you've had a nice week. Ours hopefully won't get any worse. =)


Paul Anthony Shortt said...

I'm coming to what is hopefully the end of a 2-week run of stress from kitchen remodelling (and an unexpected damp issue which had destroyed our drywall), loan applications (to pay for said damp damage to be repaired) damaged kitchen appliances, first draft feedback, and workplace hassles including abusive phonecalls.

I'm banking on things getting better this weekend.

Jess said...

Hope you have a great end of the week!

Ruth Josse said...

Geez! Good, bad and ugly! Hoping the rest of the week smooths out nicely.

This morning I had to drive to another bus stop to give my son his forgotten trumpet!

Tara Tyler said...

posts like this are great because we all get to vent and see that other people understand and have bad days too =)

paul, i hope your house woes are over! you remind me to pray for any flood victims, too! my problems are beans to that stuff!

thanks, jess, you too =)

ruth, our kids are lucky to have us!

Angela Cothran said...

I'm constantly amazed by how destructive water can be. I had a mouse last year that chewed through my dishwasher water line and flooded my basement. I HATE MICE! Yay for new carpet though. I hope next week better.

Precy Larkins said...

Ugh. I remember happening that to me once--the toilet overflow. We also had to replace our carpet, but luckily that was the only damage. (Plus I threw away the towels I had to use to sop up the flood. Just couldn't bring myself to reuse them, even though toilet was er, empty of stuff, just toilet water.)

At least there were some GOOD things mixed in with the BAD and the UGLY. ;)

Paul Anthony Shortt said...

Thanks Tara. On the plus side, we got the money from the bank - the damage isn't covered by our insurance. I'm looking forward to a proper, relaxing weekend though!

Neil Vogler said...

Hope everything gets a bit rosier for you as we segue into the weekend, Tara.

Anonymous said...

I greatly sympathize with you. It's an awful feeling when you see the water flowing. A few months ago the upstairs toilet broke and water went down 2 floors. Even dripped on dad's desk in his office. You are a quick thinker and problem solver. Glad to hear the compliments for the boys. Sorry you had to go through that.

Sharon Sullivan-Craver said...

Oh it sounds sooooo much like my house. The good thing is I don't have kids in school anymore, the bad thing??? Yep it's the toilet..I know that any minute it's gonna blow.!!!
Thank you again Tara for making me laugh.
You always do ....

Catherine Denton said...

Oh no! I'm glad you have insurance and you're getting new carpet. You have such a sweet outlook on it. I hope your back gets well soon!!
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Anonymous said...

I'm sorry the week was so rough, Tara! But here's to hoping it'll be a little better for you as it slowly goes on!

I awarded you a little bloggy award over at my blog. :) Participate if you want to! Might be fun!

FirstTimeMom said...

Yikes! Sorry about the water damage :( Yay for insurance though! Hope your week got better.

Theresa Milstein said...

Oh, poor you! I hate weeks where everything seems to go wrong. I hope next one is as good as this one was bad.

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Entertainingly told! I hope next week is better for you!

Tara Tyler said...

thanks, you guys, for listening to me. i have to remind myself it could be lots worse!

today my back is much better =)
hope you all have a great wknd!

rh said...

Eewww smelly carpet - I can't believe you got it fixed that quickly (good). Hope next week is better for you.

Rhonda @Laugh Quotes said...

Hey, that last comment was me. LOL - That's what I get for reading on my laptop in the dark.

Tara Tyler said...

oh, it's not fixed...but it will be =) thanks!
and ha ha ha!

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