I just had the BEST Thanksgiving ever. I hope you and yours were also blessed. I took most of the week off of work, and am just a wee bit behind , but it was certainly all worth it. Friday morning (the day after Thanksgiving) I had a few setbacks, you know those days when you wonder how many more bad things could possibly happen? But looking back on them, they are now just mostly funny.
Like most families (I’m sure?), I had a kitchen full of dirty Thanksgiving dishes and beds full of sleeping guests when I discovered the house had NO RUNNING WATER! My first thought was to wake my husband (misery loves company) but then I decided not to ruin his morning, so I sat down at my computer desk to call the water company. I was half way through dialing, when I spied the gardener on his knees, digging in my front lawn Hmmmm. I went running outside (barefoot and pajama-clad) as he started apologizing profusely. He just cut a water line, and had to turn our water off. No worries, he said, he can fix it, it should only be about 30 minutes.
As I ran back into the house (cold, cold, COLD!) I discovered cat diarrhea poop on my BRAND NEW LazBoy recliner, covering one of my daughter’s textbooks. One of our guests had closed the door to our laundry room, where the cats have their litter boxes. So, without a litter box, Baby Cat decided to poop on the prettiest thing in the room: my new sour apple green chair.
Luckily the new chair is leather. Sadly I have no water to clean it … but (ah ha!) my reverse osmosis water filter has a tank (a gallon? maybe two?) of stored water, so I used it to clean the chair, tried to rescue the book (no luck with book, though) and then scrubbed me to get rid of the poop smell. By the time my last guest got out of bed, water was restored, but I then discovered the laundry room sink full of not-so-clean looking water, and a small flood on the laundry room floor. But, no worries, our local plumber (“Everyone say hello to Eric.” “Hello Eric!”) saved the day with a little roto-rooter action. Okay, I could go on, but it doesn’t get anymore amusing, so I am going to end the story here.
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