Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Today is Looking Up

When I said I was having a bad day yesterday, I was not aware of how much worse it was going to get! At the end of the school day, Mike's laptop got stolen. It is basically known that it was one of his students who did it, and it is also fairly obvious which one or ones. He is beyond upset. Mike does not get upset easily. I keep thinking that to steal is low down and dirty, but to steal from someone you know is utter betrayal and even spiteful. I am very angry about it, and so is he, but there is little that can be done. The police will be contacted, of course, but unless they catch the kid or kids with the laptop on them, I don't think they can prove anything. Incidentally, the two people in question did not show up for school today. Shocking. I guess they are cowards too.

So, Mike got home quite late yesterday, after 6 p.m., and went straight to the basement to work on the septic. He got sewage on him at one point, so he washed his foot off, thinking that was the only place that was affected. Much later in the evening, he discovered that it was on him elsewhere as well, because he still smelled. So, he had a shower. He informed me that during his shower he asked himself whether his day could get much worse...a question that can be dangerous. At that moment, he accidentally squirted himself in the eye with shampoo. He came out of the shower and told me the story, and we both laughed pretty hard. It was nice to have something lighten the load.

Today is much better so far. Mike charged the van battery overnight, and it is working fine today, though I did not drive it because I have switched the car seats into the Matrix. I took the boys to get the mail, and the diapers were there, which made my day. Yes, I know it is sad when diapers are the highlight of a person's day, but that is the way it is right now. There was also a golf club there for Mike, so when he gets home he will also have an exciting highlight to his day. We think the septic system may be up and running now too, but the only way to know for sure is to go about our normal daily routine, which I am doing now. There is laundry going, and I even got to shower this morning. Yay! I guess we should know by the end of the day if everything is going all right or not. I have to listen for the sound of the pump...oh, and there it is now. It just started, so I have to wait to see whether it will go off on its own or whether it goes til the cows come home. If it does not shut off, we are not out of the woods yet, plus it means I have to go downstairs and enter the area where the pump has been leaking. Oh joy. Here's hoping the pump will shut off on its own!

We may get a thunderstorm later this afternoon. I would enjoy that. As long as it is not too severe, of course. That's about all I have to say for now. The boys are eating lunch and Jamie is starting to complain, so I'm thinking I better tend to him. He will be going to bed very soon! He missed his nap this morning! Bye for now.

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