It never fails

Power went out this am…..no phone service.   Ernie was out on the front porch, standing on his head trying to get a signal on his cell phone…the paper with the elec provider’s phone number and our 10 digit customer number in hand…and there’s a breeze.   He looked kinda comical trying to keep the paper where he could read it and the phone signal intact.  Then the provider person got a little disgruntled when Ernie suggested part of their grid might be down.  Hee hee hee…have you checked your main circuit breaker sir?   That drew a good response from my sweetie!   Don’t think OUR circuit breaker controls all of Burkett.  ptg01677540

I came into work with sketchy makeup, wet hair and undercooked breakfast.  YUK.   I did manage to get a couple of curls in the semi dry hair after I got into the office, so I don’t look as much like death warmed over.   Gave up on the makeup – who needs it anyway.  Highly overrated!

Anyhow,   Ernie remembered that Magic Jack phone ( a corded phone) can be plugged into the jack and work!   Yeah.  As soon as he plugged the phone in,  Lowe’s called.   A problem with the side by side fridge that is to be delivered today.   They didn’t have that model in stock, so had to order it.  Won’t be in until tomorrow…and they MIGHT could get it delivered this week.   WRONG!

Short version….we’re taking the floor model (which is in great shape) at a further discount.  It will be delivered this afternoon.   Only downside – we bought it outright, so will have to drive into Abilene (67 miles one way) to pick up a refund check.   Guess we can do that later this week.  What a hassle!   All I wanted was a refrigerator that works.   Why are what should be simple things NEVER simple????

Oh…and 2 hours later, still no power.  It’s a good thing we have a gas stove and even with it’s electronic starters,  it can be match lit.   At least Ernie could have his breakfast and reheat his coffee.   Life is grand.

Susan ~ Patchkat

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4 responses to “It never fails

  1. Susan, this reminded me of a story, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day which I read years ago. I’ve sent you more information in a regular E-mail. I think you can relate! My Mom used to say “Cheer up, things could be worse and I cheered up and sure enough, they got worse!” Hope things this is not true in your case, however. Guess we have to look on the bright side.

  2. It seems like as time goes on, everything gets to be more of a hassle. Maybe I’m just getting older but buying something like a fridge or washer used to be simple and now, it seems like that’s on the level as buying a car and buying a car is now as much trouble as buying a house! Hope you do get your fridge and definitely hope you get electricity back.