Pinched Nerves, Rainstorms & Clogged Drains

We've had a few interesting days here at the hacienda.

Thursday night last week there was so much thunder all night that it sounded like cannon bombardment. I understand Galveston County recorded more than a thousand lightning strikes.

Friday, my new keyboard arrived. I took it out of the box, looked at it, shook my head in dismay, and packaged it back up. This new keyboard was supposed to help my muscle strain and alleviate the pinched nerve problem that has plagued me the last few weeks and has kept me away from the computer.

The new keyboard was advertised as a mini-keyboard. I used to have a similar one that was great until it stopped communicating with the RF receiver and made typing clean copy impossible. That was a nightmare. So I was expecting a similar size keyboard. The one I received should have been advertized as a micro-mini keyboard. I don't think anyone other than a child could successfully type on that tiny rectangle.

Friday night I had connected my old keyboard and was attempting to work on this never-ending book when the weather turned ugly. We had one of those storms that had all the temperament of a hurricane. From about 10:30 at night to 5:00 the next morning, 8 inches of rain fell. The power went on and off with the frequency of a yo yo's up and down movement.

On Saturday, I caught up on my sleep since I'd been awake most of Friday night. Sunday dawned and found me still tired. My husband left for a trip to New York. I read 2 books from my TBR mountain. In the early evening, I decided to have a bowl of cereal for dinner. Yuk! The milk was soured.

Down the cereal went into the garbage disposal. I turned the water on, flipped the garbage disposal switch, and the whole mess churned back up into the sink. Ack! To make a long story short, it's Monday night, and the kitchen sink is still stopped up. I worked on it Sunday night with the plumber's friend, then Drano, then gave up.

Today, I called my friendly plumber only to discover he's busy until later in the week. So, the kitchen is out of commission until my darling husband comes home, takes the pipe apart, and cleans out the mess. Or my plumber shows up.

Seriously. Shredded wheat? Makes me wonder if the flood Friday night did something weird.

Takeaway Truth

An out of commission kitchen, and I'm the only one home! A perfectly good excuse to eat out -- wasted.


  1. Oh my goodness! So many crazy things...That keyboard sounds like a toy! I hope you get your sink fixed soon. :)

  2. *LOL* Thanks! Not too concerned with the sink as long as the coffee maker still works!

    Ordered another keyboard with onboard trackball mouse to try. Hope it gets here soon.