Tuesday, January 02, 2007

They say things happen in threes....

And today is one of those days.

Initially my sister and I were supposed to head down the Cape to see some family. We had a distant cousin pass over the holidays and we were going to pay our respects. It was going to be a long ride, and take up most of our day and we were looking forward to it. It would be fun for us to hang out - and it's always fun to see family. But somehow, I knew it wasn't going to happen.

My daughter had been sick since New Year's Eve Day, early early morning with a stomach bug. The whole "throwing/go-ing" thing. Poor chickie. So yesterday was really just a lazy, hang around and do nothing day since she wasn't well. This morning I said to my sister, "you know, I just don't think I should travel too far today...something's not sitting right with me, I just don't think I should go far". So we decided to go to Starbucks, visit and maybe have lunch or something. A little "sister time" which we never get. Sure enough, I pull up to Starbucks and my phone is ringing.....our hot water heater blew. Now, I was suspicious because yesterday we had to relight the pilot - but figured no big deal. But today - water everywhere..... So. That was item number 1 for the day. I called the plumber and $1000 later - voila - a new water heater.

Then, I get a call from the school. My son, who was perfectly fine this morning - got sick in his class and needed to go home. Guess the stomach bug is making it's way around. So, my sitter picked him up since I was no where near the school and didn't have a car seat w/ me either. That was #2.

The final straw was as I was driving home. I missed my exit onto 93 because I was talking w. my sitter to see how the kids were. (Daughter's fine....Son, not so fine....) So, I ended up turning around all the way near my work. No big deal, right? Well, this truck cuts me off changing lanes - and rocks fly off the back of his truck bed. One of them I watch bounce off the highway and slam right into my windshield, cracking it. There was my number 3.

Hmmm. 2007 could of started off just a little bit nicer, you think?!

9 comments:

Glitter/Aleka said...

You're telling me!

Steve said...

Bec...

After I read your last few postings regarding the 'New Year' and how we all wish for the best for the coming year. Crap happens ! As you know the 'start' of the 'New Year' for the 'family'has often been a 'rocky' one but somehow thru determination and sheer guts, things seem to work out.
Chin up and keep smiling, things are bound to be worse, but we just won't know it, till after the fact.
BTW: I too am 'water' so you know where you got your 'traits' from ! LOL :)
Love Ya...Dad <3

Lloyd L. Corricelli said...

Yikes. You might want to climb into a bomb shelter and wait for 2008! JK!

Hope things drastically improve and quick.

Anonymous said...

These have got to be fluke things.....and no indication of how your year will really go! Chin up, girlie! If things do get worse, with time, they will improve! Thinking of you. HUGS
8-)

McSwain said...

Uh... Maybe you got all the bad luck out of the way for the year?

chesneygirl said...

Look at it this way...it can only get better from here! Maybe that's all the bad that you'll have this year! :) Hopefully.

Happy New Year anyway!!!

Anonymous said...

Jeez, I thought my year was off to a bad start. Your year makes mine sound as though I hit the lottery.

Anonymous said...

Wow! We got off for just about $970 on a water heater last month. I don't feel so bad about it now!

Rebecca said...

Thanks All!
And Vicky - yup, $990.00 was the total. Now I don't feel so bad either!!!

Thanks for stopping in! :)