Mayday! Mayday!


Mayday! Mayday!

boat-268662_640Captain, we are taking on water! Man the lifeboats!

Today is one of THOSE days! We had a leak on some of our pipes under the bathroom sink. This is a Rod job; after all, he remodeled an entire bathroom single handedly just seven years ago. Well, this time he said, I do not know what to do. We better call a plumber.

Enter plumber. Estimate was way beyond the little leak, we are now having to do a $1,000 job. They were supposed to come this afternoon. I had it all worked out. Well, like they say....what CAN go wrong....anyway, they call at 9 a.m. and say his first job cancelled and could he come over?

Start the sump pump, the water is coming in! Keystone cop style, I get Mom up, get her dressed, fed and bathroomed. I had asked Rod if he moved everything in garage for the plumber. His response was, "Yes, he saw where it was." Well, lo and behold I go out there and the tool chest is slap in front of where they need to work. Part of Rod's disease is apathy, so the garage looks like Hurricane Katrina made a pass through it. I manage to wield the loaded tool chest across the floor to make space for the plumber. I call Rod to say didn't he need the tool chest moved? He says, oh, I didn't think about it. If I hear those words one more time I am chewing my arm off!

Suddenly, it all caves in and I go on overwhelmed mode. The tears flow like fine wine. Luckily, I have support. I called my BFF and wail. Ah, worst is over, I feel so much better.

So, another day begins in lalaland. I can do this because you all are here and I know you "get it". My redwoods are tall and strong and I will lean today because tomorrow I might need to be the leaned on, and that is all good.

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You are amazing, Sharon. I would have spent the rest of the day huddled in a corner bemoaning the fact that I had a bill to pay and letting the world fall in around me. But you stepped up to the plate and pressed on. Good for you for not letting things stand in your way until you could hand the job off to someone else. Not easy, not ever easy, but you did it. Hope all is fixed now.

Louise Sullivan

Oh Sharon, I can so relate, it seems this is Murphy's law week. I need a wail friend today but didn't get one. Thankfully you guys were all here for me tonight.


Murphy's Law in action. It's awful when one awful thing means more awful things.\r\n\r\nYour BFF sounds like the best possible wail catcher. :)\r\n\r\nI'm struck by how smart you were to seek out a diagnosis for Rod ASAP. At least you only want to chew off your arm rather than bite off his head. You have information about his disease that does help to explain why the unthinkable happens. Maybe it doesn't help in the moment but perhaps it helps later to know you are handling these situations with such compassion and wisdom. Whatever happens, you won't have regrets.