Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Can't sleep

It’s 3 AM and I can’t sleep. I’ve been up, now, for about an hour and a half. I’ve cleaned 3 litter boxes, rinsed out cat/dog food cans for the recycling bin, partially loaded the dishwasher and have a load of clothes in the wash. Plus I’ve messed around on the computer.

I fell asleep on the sofa just after Chuck started and slept for an hour and a half. I was awake for awhile, watched part of Unanswered Prayers and fell back to sleep. Earlier today my plumber was waiting for me when I got back from my HBO treatment. The toilet was leaking. I thought it was the supply from the wall, but the tank was loose and he replaced the ball cock (?). I’d had a mysteriously leak under the kitchen sink early Sunday morning, but once I pulled stuff out from under the sink, put down a towel and bucket, the leak stopped and hasn’t restarted. Then there’s the mystery of the washing machine. Right before I went into the hospital, it stopped draining. It would run through all cycles but not drain. As long as I repeated the final cycle, it would drain. Extra step, but cheaper than buying a new washer. Then I had to stop using the permanent press cycle because it would blow a circuit breaker. Since I don’t have any “extra” money laying around, I chose to make do with this machine. Then Lowe’s or Home Depot advertised an energy efficient washer for Black Friday for only $249. What a deal. I figured I could swing that, but guess what? My old washer decided to work properly. No more water left at the end of the cycle, just like that! Either my plumbing/appliances are possessed or I have elves who are moonlighting as handymen. Guys, could you caulk all my windows, inside & out, to keep the damn ants from invading, please? Then my leaking back patio roof – could you get that fixed for once and all? Should I just leave my To Do list lying around, or just wish real hard?

I’m going to pitch the clothes into the dryer, finish loading the dishwasher and then try to catch a couple of hours of sleep before heading out to the hospital later this morning. Night All!


  1. I does seem like appliances, electronics and mechanicals are under the influence of something... a horoscope, vibes or a curse. One year we had to replace about 5 major things. I was getting afraid to touch anything.

  2. Living in an old house, I'm used to problems on a regular basis. I've just never had stuff "self correct" before. I don't want to get lulled into a false sense of security.