14 July 2009

More Unhelpful Idioms

Yesterday's post was "Feast or Famine."

Today I bring you the fable of, "When it Rains it Fucking Pours."

Here in The Fiefdom (which is what we call our street, since we own four of the ten houses, and counting, on our block) yesterday began bright and sunny, with a lovely breeze and a choir of songbirds.

Then the telephone rang. Lord Hubster answered. The tenant next door (in a house twice the size and value of our own, mind you) had a roof leak. Oh, dear. That's okay, things happen.

The phone rang again. Tenant up the street had a roof leak (it came down a biblical flood the night before). Well, pooh. What are the chances? Ah, well, we knew we'd have to replace that roof soon. No time like the present. Still, life is good...things could be worse....

Several hours later they got worse when the A/C here at the castle crapped the bed. Big time. His Lordship went outside to look at the unit where he found sizzling wires and cute little puffs of smoke, like those from a baby dragon.

He curse. He cursed again. He cursed a pox upon the mechanical beast - and then it died.

So here I sit. Sans air. Sans humour. Sans, if I had to guess, a trip to the beach this year.

What is it I always say about karma?

Damn Dragon.

8 comments:

fatboyfat said...

Do you realise this might be the Universe reacting against the "Can You Hummus a Few Bars?" gag in your last post?

Country Girl said...

SHE GOT BROWNIE POINTS FOR THAT!!!

Melissa said...

Ugh. That totally sucks. Maybe instead of the beach you can drive to NOLA next week? I have no clue how long of a drive it is from there, but if I have to be social with these people after having worked a show booth with them all day I may just go postal.

Alicia said...

booo...that sucks...i hope you've gotten the AC fixed. there's nothing worse than sweaty boobs and cracks. yikes.

Nina said...

I know all about how it pours. Right now, I'm in the big ol' fat rain stage.

Moon said...

To hell with the tenants, get the AC fixed, first.

I understand the pain, we just recently went through a string of misfortune.

Le laquet said...

All 3 at the same time - bleugh indeedy! Karma sucks.

hswilkinson said...

Sounds like us. My fav furniture lady went out of business, so I bought some things. (Ok, not necessary, but you know...) Then the turbo in the Jetta EXPLODED. New brakes for my truck. Resod the front lawn. I know I make money, I just never see it...