Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Such is life


I had so many repair-type-people running in and out of here yesterday that I felt like Nina in Truly, Madly, Deeply (imagine Alan Rickman's voice pronouncing, ''This is a terrible flat ... terrible ... really, Nina, you're hopeless.")

The plumber will be back today. For most of the day, I believe. Feel sorry for me.

We have internet again, though the cable guy must come back again and replace our "obsolete" box. Who knew?

I dropped my cell phone on the concrete floor in the garage and it fell apart. Turns out those things can take a lot of abuse.

While we were blanching and cold-shocking and cutting the corn off many cobs, we had a contractor walking through the house, assessing a window situation. I waved my knife at him (in a friendly way, you know) and left the rest to Atticus.

And, by the way, why is pulling the husks off of corn called "shucking" instead of "husking"? And why is pulling it off the stalk called husking? I've lived in Nebraska for all but 11 years of my life, and I still don't think I'm "from" here. There are certain things about Nebraska that I will never get.

The kids are still great, with one minor blip: Ramona threw up yesterday and I thought we were going to add "stomach flu" to an already vibrant mix of events, because, doesn't stomach flu always accompany plumbing problems? But, God took pity on me, and we now think that poor Ramona's problem was just the heat. She perked up last night, and now seems fine.

Since I'm not going anywhere (other than into my basement to ask the plumber, "How's it going?") I hope to catch up with some posts later today.


Liz said...

Sounds like life is crazy at your house right now. Around here we seem to be holding our own. Abby's dress needs to be pinned up and hemmed, but is otherwise finished and she's made significant progress on the shrug (it will definitely be finished in time). The only thing I've dropped lately is my nifter kitchen timer which I use to time my run intervals, but even though I dropped it on blacktop it took a licking and kept on ticking. Even the horses that were out on the neighbor's lawn this morning weren't ours for a change! I'll keep you in my prayers and hope your plumber finishes quickly.

Beth said...

Oh my, what a day! I recently needed the plumber. The children were fascinated to be able to see the inner workings of the toilet, they crowded him, rather. lol

Karen, I have nominated you for a Blogger Reflection Award. Come on over to read about it if you'd like :-)

The Bookworm said...

You have my sympathy. We had a long succession of plumbers in the spring trying to persuade all our radiators to work simultaneously. Took them weeks :(.

Anonymous said...


My husband is from Nebraska and I still haven't figured out the Husking/schucking thing!