Wednesday, May 27, 2009

And the month drags on

I’m used to Memorial day weekend being more or less the end of May. Yet here we are, still in May, with an entire weekend of it still to come.

I want it to end before any more events overtake us.

The unexpected dying car event, where a ‘let’s see what is out there’ fun car browse became a ‘who ever will give us the most for this dying car, assuming we can get it, steam billowing as it overheats, into the used car lot, gets our business’ car shop.

We are now the proud owners of 48 months of car payments, that we were not planning on making until the end of the year, if not a little later.

The unexpected dog event. DH’s boss gave him about $300 worth of dog kennel set up, while we were taking the unadopted kittens to the shelter (Kittens get adopted fast at our local shelter) I agreed to look at dogs and we found Athena.

$45 adoption fee, $100 miscellaneous dog supplies and $108 vet visit for our kittens before the shelter would let us take her, we have a dog.

The unexpected a/c event. The fan in the unit is whining, loudly, in an expensive way. Not an inexpensive “i need some WD-40” way, but in an “the fan of your $10,000 ground exchange heating & cooling unit needs replaced” way. I’ll find out this afternoon how much that will cost

And this morning I woke to the unexpected laptop event.  The hard drive is buzzing in an ominous way. It sounds like a nest of angry hornets – an expensive nest of angry hornets. Everything that can be backed up is an I’m trying to find all the program discs & files & serial numbers & get a list of them all so I know what I’ll need to download when the hard drive dies and has to be replaced.

Even more ominously, it has stopped buzzing while I type……

Can it just be June already so we can start over fresh?


SciFi Dad said...

Sometimes a hard drive buzzes when trying to read a bad sector. Try running scandisk or checkdisk and see if anything comes up.

You may also want to defrag.

The Blonde Duck said...

Saw you around and popped in to say hi! I'm sorry your car pooped out on you!

Jenni Jiggety said...

Here'e hoping JUNE brings you only expected events!

Helene said...

Sounds like you definitely need to June to hurry up and get's not too far off, just a few more days!!

We're at the beginning of a bad oven just broke and our a/c is making a funny noise. UGH

Pam said...

Wow! Lots on your plate. I am sure you are looking forward to June!

Too Many Hats said...

I sure hope any surprises in June are pleasant ones. It does seem that unwanted events often occur in clusters. I think you have had your fill.

Creative Junkie said...

UGH. I hate it when it all happens at once. When it rains, it just monsoons the hell out of you until you cry for mercy.

Hope your load lightens soon.

Daisy said...

Oh, it's just awful when it all happens at once. Wishing you better luck in June!