Saturday morning, we woke up to 4 inches of snow. Not dire or anything, and fully projected....so shouldn't have been a big deal. Until I started to do a few dishes in the kitchen sink, and the water poured out onto my feet.
I had been up for less than 10 minutes....and I hadn't even had coffee yet.
Cleaned up the water....investigated under the sink....and discovered that 2 pipes had become disconnected. I tried to get them back together....no luck. Then the little washer thing popped out...and disappeared. I have no idea where it went. Seriously. It was there...and then it wasn't. I looked everywhere, and it was gone.
So now I have to go to the store. Except there is all this snow. So now I have to shovel NOW.
I had 2 sips of coffee at this point.
Bundled up....shoveled snow. Went to the store, where a very nice guy helped me find what I was looking for, and didn't even charge me for the part! They didn't have any more packages of what I needed, but he found it in a box of random pieces. So he just gave it to me.
Headed home...fixed the sink....did the dishes.
Heated up the now 3 hour old coffee in the microwave and finally drank it.
I laughed at the whole thing....my sweatpant attire, no coffee, the snow and then the sink. I laughed because 17 years ago on Saturday....we got married. Seventeen years ago, I was getting ready to have my hair and make-up done and to wear the big poofy white dress. And 17 years later....sweats, shoveling snow, and a broken sink.
Meanwhile.....CT is bracing for a blizzard. Yes, an official blizzard, as defined by the meteorologists. Current accumulation totals are for 15 to 30 inches. Yes...that means up to 2.5 FEET of snow. If you don't live in a snowy area....I don't think you get how much snow that it.....yes, you can picture it on a tape measure...but having to MOVE it. *sigh*
The kids are already on early dismissal from school. School and work tomorrow....not gonna happen. Wednesday is a big question mark.
I am trying not to flip out that I will be missing yet more work. I can only do so much from home, and that is dependant on the other people in the office to finish their stuff first. Typically....they don't do anything during the day, and then when I log in the next day....I have a ton to do...all e-mailed to me at 9:50 pm. So I lose a day of pay, and end up slammed.
I have already asked for "projects" but was unofficially told that other people are being paid for the day, and they will get the projects first.....hierarchy people...and I am at the bottom.
So I am not going to stress over what I cannot change. I will do the best I can. I will shovel and shovel (as will my very not-excited-about-this-idea children). I will do a few little things around the house and hope we don't lose power (and if we do....my girlfriend at least has a gas stove for cooking!). I have 2 books and a car charger for my phone...
Here we go!