Another Horrible Week

Those of you who regularly read my blog posts might remember one I wrote a few years back about a week of misadventures, accidents and frustration.  To reread, see: My Horrible, Bad Week

Well, I just endured another one.  We’ll start with the cold. I’m not normally one to complain about weather, but this week was record-breaking, requiring searching through drawers I haven’t accessed since the great blizzard of 1978 when CT Gov. Ella Grasso closed the Merritt Parkway.  I found woolen socks, long underwear and earmuffs. blizzardI wore sweaters with 2 layers beneath them and … for the first time ever, I zipped on the nerdy fur-rimmed hood that came with my winter jacket.  This is the second jacket I owned that had a removable hood and with each, I had removed it when I brought it home and never used it again. I put it in the drawer with the woolen socks and long underwear.  This is the first time ever that I did not leave the B&B where we were staying for New Year’s in upstate NY because it was so frigid out.

OK, enough about that.  Here’s what broke in the last week:

The microwave.  My husband says it’s the klystrons (I think that’s a made-up name by people who watch Star Trek).  You wouldn’t think how much you rely on the microwave until it goes kaplooey.

My husband’s computer caught a virus (can’t blame it in this cold) and required that he do a restore to an earlier time.  I like that Time Warp thing; sometimes I wish I could do that to my body.

Our TV started having a mind of its own.  Sometimes it would randomly scan the channels, sometimes it would raise the volume to deafening level.  My husband did his McGyver act and patched together a temporary solution.  Soon, we’ll have to buy a new TV.

We brought the Subaru in for a check-up and oil change and my husband, following me who was driving the all-electric wheegoWheego, discovered that the Wheego had no brake lights.  Whoops.  With the Subaru getting serviced and no brake lights on the Wheego, I had plenty of time to take nice walks. I bundled up, got a block away and turned back because of the frigid temps and biting winds!

cold dress

We got word that the Subaru needed a front wheel bearing.  Uh oh.  Just upped the service charge by about $500.

Did I mention that the cable modem died and that we didn’t have phone service for a day?  It took an hour on hold to get through to them.

My printer wasn’t working and I called in my service guy (my husband) who managed to repair it.  I must remember to give him a good tip.

And, finally, the fireplace heater wasn’t working properly.  Wouldn’t have been so terrible except that as most of you know, we don’t have fireplacea furnace; we rely on the wood to warm the house and the temps were in the single digits (see paragraph 2).

Other than that, it was a lovely New Year week.  Can’t wait to go to Florida for a while!

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