Ravings and Rantings

Welcome to my cloud! It's got a nice silver lining somewhere.....Some ranting, some raving--mostly positive stuff,lots of jokes (I can't stay serious). Nothing going on here that a pina colada or mohito can't fix.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

It's A Bird! It's A Plane! It's A F*cking Country And Western Song!

Oh world, I am laughing my ass off. And swearing too.

Woke up at 5:30, as those of you who are unfortunate enough to be on the joke list noticed. Have been waiting till now to take a shower (stores here don't open till 10:00-noon ish anyway). Noticed that the water wouldn't warm up. Hmmmm and oh-oh. Have been here before, haven't you?

Yep you got it. Pilot light out. And because of the layout of the (spider laden) basement, the only way to get down to look at/attempt to light the pilot light was to lower all 275 lbs of me by leaning on ---TA DA!!!---the broken wrist, rolling around on the spiders, their webs and all the dust elephants/bunnies (the basement is the one thing I didn't have time to clean). The hot water heater is 20 years old exactly (a rental thank heavens). The last time that the Direct Energy/Whoever they are this week guys were here to fix that thing, they said that I needed a new one. Think that this was at least a year or two ago.

For some reason known best to God, I didn't bother replacing it. GI coming next Sat? Well that will teach me. OK the teckies are coming tonight to look at the now dead water heater. We are telling Mom about Sis this aft at 1:30. She (Mom) will need me to be with her tonight at dinner. AND the water heater guys need me to be at my place. Not sure how to juggle this but will give it some thought. Good news is that they can get in a new water heater in a day or two. Bad news is that they won't order it till the teckie physically shows up here tonight, looks at the dead heater and says yep it's dead, like I said before, let's get in a new one, shoulda done this two years ago, lady. Other good news is that since it's a rental I don't have to pay for this. Yay.

Now for a cold water sponge bath. Yum.

"Always look at the bright siiiiide of life"

Am splitting a gut laughing. It IS funny. Filthy, smelly, and funny. One must laugh.

And around me, not breathe too deeply or downwind.


My life, the country and western song. Should not be driving a Honda, should be driving a big freaking truck.

Apologies to you truck driving C&W fans out there.....



  • At 5/07/2006 10:04:00 AM, Blogger DrinkJack said…

    The planets are lining up for you lately :)

  • At 5/07/2006 10:16:00 AM, Blogger Bridget Jones said…

    Hey Jack, some times it seems like for, other times...but on the whole, for.

    Weird, weird weird. And the pace is a rollercoaster going downhill. Can't help but wonder where it's all going.

    Have you ever read "Towards Zero", a book by Agatha Christie? Like that. Even typing that title gave me goosebumps.

    May you wind up in an even better spot...MWAH!!!

  • At 5/07/2006 11:50:00 AM, Blogger scrunch said…


    CW songs:

    1. I'm Your Wter Heater, Darlin', I'm Rusty But I'm Good

    2. We're Rockin' in the Basement, Rollin' in the Dark

    3. I Just Keep Crawling Back to You


  • At 5/07/2006 01:06:00 PM, Blogger Wandering Coyote said…

    How about getting an electric heater next time?

    The Centre had gas hot water tanks and they were, as well as ancient, a real pain. Glad it's a rental, though, becauseI know those things are expensive.

  • At 5/07/2006 01:38:00 PM, Blogger tshsmom said…

    TWO things to be thankful for:
    1)The water heater didn't LEAK!
    2)YOU don't have to carry the old water heater out of your basement.
    Carrying a new water heater(in the box) is easy. Once they're out of the box, there's no place to grab onto. They're all slippery and round.
    Our luck seems to be running parallel these days. :(

  • At 5/07/2006 01:59:00 PM, Blogger crestfallendespairacy said…

    all you need is the dog that ran off with your friends-cousins-wifes-sisters-neighbours cat...

    love your writing..

    hope the wrist gets better soon!!


  • At 5/08/2006 06:18:00 PM, Blogger Jeannie said…

    water heaters are programmed to die at the worst possible time. I don't know how you got one to last 20 years!
    We had one die while we were on vacation - my sister and the kids roughed it until we got home
    The next time it flooded everywhere Saturday night at 5 but hubby called the plumbing supply and they stayed open so he could get one...but we couldn't find a plumber

  • At 5/10/2006 12:33:00 AM, Blogger The Zombieslayer said…

    Spiders or not hot water? I'll take spiders. Must have hot water.

  • At 5/10/2006 01:36:00 PM, Blogger MyUtopia said…

    It can only get better. I almost lit myself on fire trying to relight a pilot light once.

  • At 5/10/2006 02:04:00 PM, Blogger Poppy Cede said…

    Think of it this way: Maybe if you'd had the water heater replaced a year ago you would have a flood in your basement and need the catastrophic recovery trucks to come to your house at 10:30pm, thus waking up your whole neighborhood. (This happened in our neighborhood two nights ago.)

  • At 5/10/2006 09:43:00 PM, Blogger Bridget Jones said…

    Hi guys, I'm baaaaack. Things have gone from bad to much much worse. That didn't seem possible. Am puzzled and semi amused by it all. At least have the computer back! Will be back blogging and venting in no time.

    Need to do some work first tho...and to quote Bartles & James...thank you for your support.

    Love you all so much!!!



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