Friday, January 31, 2014

Do You Have The Time To Listen To Me Whine

The title of this post was taken from the song Basket Case by Green Day.    

 Me: "Did you get it?"

Plumber: "Well, I'm not really sure. The water seems to be draining but call us back if it backs up again."

A week later...

Me: "Did you get it?"

Plumber: "Well...I wasn't able to retrieve the toy but the water is draining. Hopefully, it was pushed through. If this doesn't work, call us but we will have to take out some of the ceiling downstairs to get to the pipes and get it out."

Just Freaking Fantastic!!! 

This little adventure with the plumber started a few weeks ago. Mason came downstairs one afternoon and said a toy had gone down his bathtub drain and the water wouldn't drain. Try as we might, we couldn't fix it ourselves. Oh, you want to know what went down the drain?...a bad piggy from an Angry Birds game. It was the size of a golf ball and squishy. BAD PIGGY! As this was happening, Sebastian's shower stopped draining and once again we couldn't fix it. So, we call the plumbers and had them come out.

Me: "So, you think you can fix Sebastian's shower."

Plumber: "Well, the drain cap needs replaced and it's about 50 years old. They don't make it anymore. I'm going to have to take it back to the shop and see if I can fix it myself."

Just Freaking Fantastic!

Then the boiler for the heat starts to act up and, at one point, the heat didn't turn on. Lucky for us, our plumber also does heating and air. I didn't deal with them on this particular interaction John did but $400 later here we are.

Me on Wednesday: "Hey John can you turn the heat down it's like 76 degrees in here."

John on Friday: "So hun, I turned the thermostat totally off and the heat is still running nonstop. So, the air conditioner is running to keep the house at a decent temp."

Just Freaking Fantastic!

I guess we will call them to come back on Monday.

Oh, you thought that was the end of my crabby patty post, well you'd be wrong. Thursday my first paycheck since Oct. went into our bank account...all four hundred dollars of it. I was expecting more and was, sadly, disappointed. Who needs money right?

Just Freaking Fantastic!

And one more thing. If one more person tells me how lucky I am to be a teacher because I get random snow days and summers off, well I might just scream. I have a 10 month contract. I do not get paid for being off in the summer. I choose to have my 10 months of pay spread out over 12 months so that we can eat during the summer. As far as snow days go, we make them up. I may get to stay home on that day but I will make it up.  Man I really am a crabby patty today!

Rant over!

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