September 21, 2019

A Saturday Pity Party

The 1969 Miracle Mets only came to being after a monumental end of season collapse by the Chicago Cubs.

Today's Cubs have been celebrating the Hall of Famer loaded '69 squad's 50th Anniversary. Does that mean the current Cubs have to emulate the end of season collapse as well? They are certainly doing a great impression.

In other news the run of bad luck here at the homestead continues as the air conditioner crapped out yesterday afternoon. The compressor runs but the fan on the outside unit is not working. I suppose it is the motor? I don't know, I have no HVAC training. The unit is 20 years old, so I should not be surprised. We can live without AC. It will suck with temperatures slated to push 90 this weekend. The rain forecasted for Sunday means windows might have to be shut.

The past five years have sucked like a sump pump. Outside of the birth of my 2 granddaughters there hasn't been much to look at as a high point.

2014 company sold lost my job
Got a new job at a pay cut
2016 learned I was going blind. Five surgeries later I can see (plus/minus)
2017 lost another job as mismanagement ruined the company
Got another job at a pay cut
2017 my grandson died
2018 My mother died
2019 lost my job yet again when the company lost 2 major customers

We are suposed to hang with friends today. I will paint a fake smile on my face and give every outward indication that I'm having fun.  Who knows, maybe I will actually enjoy myself.

Yeah, I know others have had it far worse and I am truly blessed. I have a lot to be thankful for.

Don't worry. By Monday I will shed the poor me attitude and face the new week with determination. It will be sweaty determination to be sure, but you know what I mean.


Ed Skinner said...

So, are you dead yet?
Then stand up, leave the computer, and go examine a leaf or something.

Ed Bonderenka said...

1. You are still in my prayers.
2. It's the capacitor on the motor.
Cheap fix.

Cappy said...

Hang in there HB.

We need more like you, and more that can write like you.

Jan said...

What they said.

Cheryl said...

I am sorry life is shit right now but to make you feel better I am a Pittsburgh Pirates fan. How is that for horror?

Practical Parsimony said...

Ed Skinner is a jerk. People like him who come into my life at its worst do nothing to help my morale. Don't compare yourself to those who have it worse. This is your personal worst. And, it does sound bad. The loss of ac is enough for me to have run screaming. I have no answers, only hope for you.

Jean said...

A couple weeks ago, a doctor said to me, "You're a strong woman."
Without thinking I replied, "It's a life requirement."

Your strength will continue to get you through.

Joe said...

Thanks for the kind words everyone. It helps more than you know.

Just to get my whining out, since June my water heater quit, my ice maker quit, my mower died, my garbage disposal gave up tne ghost and the air conditioner crapped out. When it rains it pours.

Done complaining now.

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