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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Lovely...

It's been a lovely weekend. The plumber has been here for the past 4 1/2 hours, trying to determine why we had a waterfall of suspiciously unclean water in the basement. Lovely. Turns out, he's stumped. But he is sure that if we take showers, do dishes or laundry, or flush the toilet more than twice, we will have a geyser of unclean water in the bathroom or kitchen. Yes, really lovely. He's sending someone else out first thing in the morning with a camera attached to a snake-y thing... that should tell us (hopefully) that it's the city's issue. Until that point... it'll be the shower at the gym and the neighbor's toilets. I left a big sign on the bathroom door, printed in red Sharpie, to let Ryan know NOT TO FLUSH THE TOILET. Lovely.

Yesterday I woke up to a completely destroyed front tire. Dunno how it happened exactly. And yes, it was one of my new tires... one of the 'high performance' (my ass) tires, each of which costs more than my first car (my ex picked this car and these tires... not me). Lovely.

On a positive note, I'm at 42% of my $2,300 goal for the breast cancer walk after only 3 days!! Three days!!! Thank you to everyone who has donated so far... every penny is so appreciated!! Again, I do hope you'll all pass my Pink Page blog and/or donation page information on to anyone you know who might be inclined to donate. We're well on our way. And that is lovely!

On another positive note, my brother and sister-in-law seem to have forgiven me for the awful things I didn't do. Though neither has acknowledged the letter I sent, they seem to be speaking to me again and my brother is even (voluntarily) taking care of my tire issues (I'd never ask). I'm just going to let it all drop. I know an apology is just way too much to expect or hope for and that's fine. It's not why I wrote the letter anyway (though it would have been nice). At least if we're talking, it makes things easier for the whole family. And that's lovely, too.

So, two crappy things and two nice things happened this weekend. I guess that makes it a wash, huh? And I just remembered that all the clean clothes I washed earlier today need to be re-washed, as they were folded on the table right under the unclean waterfall. Lovely.

Hope your weekend was really lovely, too... and I don't mean that in a sarcastic way. Really.

23 comments:

Moomby said...

I am so, so very sorry.

Lee said...

Sorry about the waterfall but delighted that relations are a bit better. Tyre's a bugger but your breast cancer walk is wonderful. Bit of a Curate's Egg really...

Coachdad said...

Yikes...that doesn't sound so lovely. Hope it's good news with the new plumber Monday.

LMN said...

Yay, though I am a bit behind, I am so happy to learn that you are doing the cancer walk - I did that just a few (two) years ago, and IT WAS TERRIFIC. Loved it. I will definitely go donate. And spread the word. WAY. TO. GO. And, sorry to hear about your "lovely" weekend. My vote is it is the city's problem. Only because this happened to us once in Walla Walla and my dad blamed it on us four girls (his daughters) and our "tampons" as if we were all home on Christmas break having massive periods together and flushing 9,000 tampons down the toity at once. AS IF!! So after hours and hours of time spent mopping and bleaching the rest of Walla Walla's sewage in our basement, oh yeah, and the best part of the story is it actually happened TWICE, THEN we actually learned, it was the CITY's main sewage line out at the street that broke and backed up. So they promptly ripped up my dad's yard and driveway. So he got his for making us girls get high on sewage and bleach. Pretty nasty. Just kidding about my dad "getting his." I love my dad. But it was pretty horrible that he thought it was us. But to this day, not ONE of us, EVER EVER EVER flushes a tampon down ANY toity.

Good luck. Sorry for the extremely long comment. :)

LMN said...

P.S. Forgiveness (and your peace offering to your brother and sister in law) .... really a gift to yourself. Despite what they do or how they react. I love the book "How to Hug a Porcupine" because it talks about this and doing things because you are living to your highest and best self. It also has many good points about how not to expect any particular response from ... the porcupine. Other than to maybe get pricked. Which I hope doesn't happen to you. Even though I am not saying your brother is a porcupine.

You get it.

I need to go to bed and stop writing random, too-long comments on my favorite blogs!

Rachel Cotterill said...

Good luck with the next plumber. We have a blown tyre at the moment, too.

mo.stoneskin said...

Awww diddums...just playing you have my sympathy, we have some similar problems to resolve. Funny but only mildly related, my granddad is a retired chemist, and when footed with a huge water bill for water that was leaking (hugely) on his grass verge, conducted a number of chemistry tests which proved the water was not from his pipes and got the bill upturned!

Protege said...

Aw Diane; sorry to hear about your laundry under an unclean waterfall and your tire!:(( This with tire has happened to me too, on a new tire as well. It looked like it was slashed with knife; but as it was on the inside, it was probably and accident.

But congratulations on your donations; that is great! And the business with your brother as well.;)

I have posted a fun tag today, in case you want to play, you are welcome to.;))

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Diane, so sorry to hear of your watery disaster - Sounds like it is not your household which is at fault, and it will all get put right shortly, I hope. And your tire - Mad - What could have shredded it - Could you take it back to the store seeing as it's new?

Good things are coming, Diane - You are a good soul, and will reap rewards, not least in reaching your donations targets, I just know it!

I think your brother has apologised, in his own way, even if it wasn't a proper apols - You are very gracious, indeed, and must feel good about what you put in writing? Have a lovely week, dear bloggy friend x

blueviolet said...

I think it's wonderful that your family situation has taken a positive direction. And I'm certainly wishing the best for you in your plumbing situation.

Blu said...

Drains, useful things eh. Hope your water problems are resolved quicker than the family ones were.
Best wishes Blu

sherri said...

I'm thinking that the new plumber is going to be handsome, SINGLE and VERY LOVELY!

Congrats on your $ for the cancer walk! I'm going to feature your cause in a post on my site this week!

Glad to hear the family relations are better.

You are a wonderful lady.

True lovliness is on it's way to you- I guarantee it!

cari said...

See now if you were a clothes horse like me...laundry wouldn't be an issue, you would just set it aside for a month or so LOL...As for your brother, voluntarily fixing your tire is most likely his way of apologizing. You know you will never get a verbal one. But take the good with the bad...at least its getting fixed!

Braja said...

My weekend was sad....I left the beach... :(

Heather said...

Bless your heart - sounds like half of your weekend really sucked. Glad there were some good things thrown in there, too. :)

joshlos said...

I'm glad to hear things w/ your brother and sister-in-law are going better. Unresolved conflict sucks, especially when you know you didn't do anything wrong. Hang in there w/ the plumbing.

namaste said...

Do you watch SNL? If so, have you seen the segment during weekend update called "really"? That's what you're post reminds me of.... !

Michelle said...

Hi Diane,
I am really sorry for the plumbing shit you have to go through. Dirty water and not being able to use the toilet sucks!!!

Hopefully all will turn out lovely!!! Because your lovely!!!!!

Love you lovely lady!!!

Amy McMean a.k.a McSunshine said...

Ahh that sucks, about the unclean water. I'm glad to hear that your brother is coming around. Thats good news.

Stu Pidasso said...

sewage problems suck!! Of course it is the whole "I'm a home owner" thing and it goes with owning the house, but it still is a headache!

Mel said...

oooh!!! yuck! All I did was feel gross this weekend, not experience it literally. Hope it gets fixed quickly. What do you do if you have to pee in the middle of the night?? Are you bopping over to the neighbor's house then too?

Jenners said...

Somehow I got totally behind on your blog ... this sucks with the plumbing problem.

But Yay about your brother! That is awesome and you got some results! I'm so happy for you!

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