A Tale of 2 WAHMs

Ramblings of 2 WAHMs - Anita DeFrank and Kara Kelso. Partners in business discuss how we manage successful websites and young children at home.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Life Getting In the Way....

Talk about bad luck and "one thing right after another". I'm about ready to just scream. I want to work, I really do. But life keeps getting in the way.

The major problems started over the weekend on Saturday night when my heat went out. Yes at temps below zero in my neck of the woods, my heat had a "bite me" moment. Luckily I had friends over, and they helped me pack up the kid and gave us a warm place to sleep for the night.

Sunday posed it's own set of problems. After trying about 20 different service people over several hours, I finally found someone to fix it. Late that afternoon it was FINALLY fixed and the house was warm again. Since I had left the water running the night before, no frozen pipes. Hurray! At least not until the next day.......

Just when I thought I was in the clear, Monday I woke up to no water. The main pipe had froze over night, despite the fact the house was warm. Another round of phone calls, and we had water again just before the kids went to bed. Yes it took THAT LONG to not only get the guy out here, but for him to fix it. I can't wait to see the bill from that one.

Now I think, alright no more problems. I got heat and water, we are good. HA! Yeah right. Today I try to do a load of laundry, only to find out THAT pipe is now froze. A few hours and the space heater took care of that, but then the drain pipe was froze. The people who worked on my pipes last apparently decided we needed a hole in the floor behind the washer. Which of course, caused the pipes to freeze up. Lovely.

So because of the hole I said to heck with it, and ran the washer anyway. Hey it's draining down to the crawl space and right now I don't care. Not good long term, but 2 loads of laundry aren't going to hurt it. That is of course, until I realized my washer has a loose part on the lid, so I had to rig it to get it to run. Lucky for me my dad is a Maytag employee and can fix that fairly easy (with a free part to boot! Woo hoo!).

I'm more than done with all this. From no heat, to no water, to no laundry, to broken washer.....it can stop ANY time now. I'm really really beginning to hate winter in Iowa with a serious passion. Or at least temps like this. All I want right now is to be able to work like normal with out so much of "life" getting in my way!


  • At 6:18 PM, Blogger Val said…

    I'm trying not to let life get in my way as well right now. I've put too much on my plate that I want to do and it's left me scattered. Let alone being a single parent for a few weeks! YIKES! Someone give me some pointers quick. lol

    I focused today on one certain goal and have almost completed what I set for the week. Amazing what focus can do.

  • At 7:18 PM, Blogger Kara said…

    Need some pointers? Hold on and don't lose your mind LOL. That and don't take no for an answer......unless of course, you know you aren't going to win the battle lol. My favorite saying as always been "you got to choose your battles". Oh man, some days it the truth or you just can't handle it. Sometimes it's just ok to say "oh well!".


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