Is it over yet?

Fender BenderYou know those times in life when nothing seems to go right? I’m not talking about the very worst ones. A least I hope not.  We’re just in one of those sucky periods where you think, “Well, thank God that’s over. Now we can get back to normal.” and then something else happens.  Those periods come and go all through life. It’s a fact of existence  that makes mortality seem logical.  That’s how it’s gone for us for the last  couple of weeks.

Finally, it seems that Mr. Yenta’s blood was flowing at an acceptable rate – and we had some fits and starts getting to that place.  I returned to work – for real – and he went back to his normal routine. That lasted a whole morning. Then he had a car accident. Not in our car. No, that would be too easy.  It was in our resident bass player’s car. The one who occupies our spare room. Mr Yenta and I share a single car and have done for years. It’s mostly a very manageable arrangement, but when the bass player is out of town, he lends Mr. Yenta his car. Of course, it’s an old car. It’s got no collision insurance on it. Whether it’s worth fixing is moot.  It’s not our car. Mr. Yenta borrowed it and now we have to make it right, so we’ll be paying considerably more than the bass player paid for the car to get it fixed. The bass player was very gracious about the whole thing, which was nice.

Then there’s Mr. Yenta’s CT Scan next week. I’m sure it’ll be fine. But let’s just say that when you’re down one kidney you get a little jumpy when they say they need a better look at the other one.

Tomorrow we’ll be babysitting our two year old grandson for the entire day. That’s exhausting but cheering. He’s a very cute kid. Pleasant, too. Not really a very terrible two. I just hope that our black cloud clears up so we don’t screw anything up while we’re taking care of him. We’re not feeling like the luckiest people to be around right now. On the other hand, things have been much worse and ended up all right.  I’m really just posting all this to vent a little, and also because the suckiness has kept me too busy to come up with a more interesting post.


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by mdking on April 5, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    You make the mundane sparkle. So, don’t even worry about interesting vs. mundane conundrum. You can do numbers and write. I can only write.

    “Numbers suck. Yeah, too many of them.” –Beavis and Butthead


  2. Aw, you’re too nice. Actually, adding machines and Excel to the numbers. If not for them, I’d be up that well known creek.


  3. Posted by soupisnotafingerfood on April 5, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Is it suckiness or suckFULness???

    I had a day like that a few weeks ago, where every customer service interaction I had did not go my way. The best thing is, and I always tell my kids this, you just hop into your big ole’ comfy bed, sleep for 8 hours, and you get a whole new crack at life tomorrow.

    Hang in there!


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