Tuesday, November 23, 2010

If it weren't for bad luck....

If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck. I'm learning just how true this is. When it rains it pours! They say that bad things come in 3's, but I'm thinking in our case it comes in 300s.

So as most of you know, we're in the process of moving up to my parent's farm. We've had the house on the market since April and have had 1 person come look at it. SIGH. The market is terrible right now. Well apparently our house is mad at us (as my sister in law pointed out to me). Let's just start with the washing machine. I think that the washing machine is mad that I am terrible about doing laundry. It must be tired of me leaving clothes in it for too long because several times it has dumped all of its water all over my floor. Sweet Husband and my father in law have had to fix it at least 3 times. It also doesn't spin the water out if you wash it on small loads. So you can only use the medium size setting if you don't want all the water to stay in or if you prefer to not have all the water all over your floor.

The next appliance to be mad at us is the dishwasher. Well I don't blame the dishwasher... I blame the stupid mice who have popped into the Hinds home. Last week I was washing some dishes and I realized that the soap wasn't completely coming out of the dishwasher so I checked to make sure the package was okay. That's when I discovered that EVERYTHING under my kitchen sink was soaked. GREAT. So Sweet husband checked it out and discovered that mice had chewed a hole in the hose that lets the water out of the dishwasher. So father in law bought a new hose for $20 and brought it up to fix it. Okay cool things are going great. Next day... water on the floor. The dadgum mice chewed it AGAIN!!!!!!!! So last night they bought a new hose and fixed the hole and I bought mice traps so I can kill the stupid rodents (Go away PETA I don't want to hear it).

The last appliance to mess up is the biggest. The fridge. Why oh Why?!?? I just wanted some ice. That's all I wanted, but when I tried to get some.. there was none! So I opened the freezer and..... everything was thawed. Checked the fridge.. everything is lukewarm. SIGH, cry, SIGH. So sweet husband and father in law tried to fix it. Nope not going to work. Now the fridge has no reason to be mad at us because he's coming with us.. unless he doesn't get his act together. So tomorrow the handyman will be here bright and early to check it out. Thanks fridge for ruining my morning of sleeping in.

The next thing that went awry this week wasn't an appliance, but was fun enough. I walked into the front living room only to find hot pink spots in a trail from the futon to the oven. I bent down to see what it was and quickly realized it was my lipstick... I hunted down Slaten ready to bust tail, but he acted like he knew nothing about it. Slaten's not the type to lie so I went for further investigation. I couldn't find the lipstick, but I did find the top in my purse and the trail started there, went behind the futon, across sweet husbands boots, and then it was a consistent pattern all the way to the stove. Those dadgum rodents stole my blooming lipstick!! Why on earth would a mouse need lipstick?!? I guess they wanted to paint their new digs. So I spent over 30 minutes scrubbing hot pink lipstick out of the floor. SIGH.

So each morning I wake up wondering what else is going to go wrong. So if you want to pray that things start going better for us please feel free to :).

On a happier note we finally took some family pictures!! My mom took some pretty fantastic pictures if I do say so myself. Granted we don't have one where we're all looking at the camera at the same time, but we did get some cute ones none the less. I hope you enjoy looking at some of my favorites and in case I don't get to blog again this week... HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!


  1. I am sorry about all the bad luck! Hopefully it will turn around soon!

  2. Thanks Dana! I'm sure it will one day.. it has to! Haha. At least it gave me something to blog about lol.

  3. It was Minnie Mouse!! She took your lipstick!! Little rodent hussy! Hehe! Your mom is uber talented with that camera ;)

  4. Hussy mouse indeed!!

    Yeah you should let me take some pictures of you and daddy one day ;)