Friday, August 24, 2007

It's Always Something....

Schecky looked at me earlier in the week and asked:
"Why is everything in this house always broken?
Or breaking?*"

Out of the mouths of babes....

And, sadly, I didn't have an answer for him - although, in a strange way, it made me feel a little bit better... Just to know that I wasn't alone in feeling that way sometimes.

In a 99 year old house - nothing is easy.
Ever.




I am trying very, very, VERY hard to maintain a "glass is half full" attitude - but my patience is being tried...
Now the computer is having "issues". And Bubba says the prognosis is dire...
(so, it seems that once again, I may be enjoying an "enforced absence" from teh internets....)

Sigh.

It's always something, isn't it???


Ah well - on the bright side - there's a shiny new, non-wobbly ceiling fan in place. And it only took 5 days to get it up and installed and working properly! :)

That was 5 long days though - since I had to shut off that electrical breaker until I got the new one up and running. And that breaker, it turns out, is an important one. It has *all* the ceiling fans in the back of the house on it. So there have been no ceiling fans - and therefore no breeze - in any of the bedrooms. During this week of record-breaking temps here in the ATL. Is my timing awesome, or what???

Also on the bright side - are you sitting down? - I actually picked up my knitting needles this week. Nothing to report at this time - but YAY! I actually started something... (and hadn't completely forgotten how to knit!)

It's not all sucky here in the House That Crazy Built. It's never *all* sucky... but sometimes it's harder to remember that than at other times. We've got what I hope is a lazy weekend planned. That's good. That makes me happy...

And one more thing that makes me happy:

The Terror of TinyTown...


Schecky has built this ginormous LegoCity. And during the day, when Schecky is at school (because Scheck doesn't like it when people mess with LegoCity) ThingTwo likes to come in, settle down among the buildings, and just sits there. Attempting to look regal and menacing. I call him "The Terror of Tiny Town," which he seems to enjoy... It cracks me up...




*He was looking at the big, gaping hole in the kitchen ceiling. Where there was supposed to be a ceiling fan...

17 comments:

Beth said...

Kids are so funny! I love the look on the kitty's face.

jen said...

ahahahaha i love how kitty looks too.

man legos! tell scheky i'll be over to play, nat will probably come too. I can't wait til my nephew is older to play witht he mega lego sets. aunite jen and uncle nat will never leave.

laeroport said...

You will bow down to me in fear! (says the kitty) Mwhahahahahaa!

Take heart - our house is only 30 years old and it always has something broken too.

Rebecca said...

non-wobbly ceiling fans are great. but mine makes a bit of noise. so glad you tackled the electrical part yourself. have you any experience with installing a kitchen faucet? i've got a very leaky one that needs replacing. we've cut the water off to the sink because the water never stops running. irony here is that ian's all pissy about getting that water to stop trickling because it will up our utilities bill. yest when i tell him that he doesn't need to let the shower run for five minutes before he gets into it because it's a terrible waste of water, he basically tells me to shut up, that he's not getting into a cold shower. i pointed out the discrepancy regarding his concern for water wastage at the kitchen sink. if you hadn't guessed, his cavalier attitude toward wasting water is probably number one on my list of pet peeves.

but enough about my water issues! can't wait to see what you're knitting up!

rohanknitter said...

Oh, my younger 2 are really into elaborate lego set-ups, they would love Lego town. (Kitty looks hilarious sitting there)

Houses can be awfully frustrating, can't they! : ( Sorry things are not going more smoothly. It's always something. It can be wearing. Sometimes I want to run screaming to the nearest low-maintenance condo and move in.
ps. I love all my goodies!!! : )

Christy said...

Yay for non-wobbly ceiling fans! We have them in every room of our house (fans, not necessarily non-wobbly). The one in the living room is making some very interesting noises lately.

ThingTwo looks very intent on something in Lego City. Reminds me of an episode of The Goodies (70's British sitcom). They feed growth formula to a kitten, who becomes "Kitten Kong".

autum said...

Don't feel too bad, there's always something broken at our house too. Hey, it keeps you from being bored, right?
ThingTwo is so pretty and so big!

Christina said...

Yes, it's always something!

Temps are supposed to be on the decline. (For the next few days, at least.)

My son builds lego houses. I guard them from his brother while he goes to the bathroom, or has something else to do. Boy, does he through a fit if someone breaks his house!

Hockey Mom said...

I totally understand about your feelings on the house. Ours is 32 years old and something is always going haywire here. verything we do seems to take twice as long to finish. #1 keeps calling it "the house that is falling down the hill." We've had to have it jacked up. eeep.

Love the kitty!

3 to get ready said...

I feel your pain on the broken stuff. Right now we're dealing with a ceiling fan that 1) wobbles, 2) makes a funny noise, and 3) is directly over our bed (it's a little unnerving), and also an icemaker that over the course of about 36 hours turns all our ice into one big block. Very frustrating. But it could be worse.

Enough about that, though, what are you knitting?????

Leah said...

Sorry about everything going wrong! It is too hot here to be without ceiling fans!

The lego city being destroyed is sad but makes a great picture! I hope Sheky took it OK!

capello said...

first of all, i was thinking you were gonna say you broke your foot.

and then when you were all "guess what" i thought you were gonna say you were pregnant.

it's been a very disappointing day for me over here.

Renee said...

Oh gosh, I feel your pain, my house isn't even 10 years old yet and it's always something with it!

Thimbleanna said...

That kitty picture is hysterical -- straight out of a sci-fi picture. Were the little lego people screaming and running for their lives? Yay for knitting -- please show when ready! ;)

Big Pissy said...

I love that kitty picture! and I don't even like cats! *LOL*

Thank you, Jesus for ceiling fans!

Debbie said...

Wow, ThingTwo is gorgeous!

um, when do we get another poem? the boy is back in school so he should be writing poems for the masses.

Katkat said...

Old houses our my fave they always keep you guessing. I love the lego town lol.