Unexpected Change of Plans

Today is my Friday, and it just so happens to be on a Friday, yet my “weekend” is beyond overbooked.  I have back-to-back-to back activities planned from 2pm on Friday through whatever time I wake up on Monday. 

I don’t even know when I am going to schedule time to use the bathroom!!  Thank goodness I have learned how to “hold it” for a LONG time huh???  (Link)

Well, my new work schedule does not allow for me to get home and into bed until somewhere in the 3am range.  The Mother of Five has been AMAZING in her ability to keep the noise level of getting the kids and herself off to work to a minimum, but I do have issues with “remaining” asleep after about 4 hours.

Maybe it came from the YEARS of my life where I only got 3-5 hours of sleep…   But I am digressing…

Today, was a bit of a “bonus” for me.  I did hear the kids and the Mother of Five getting ready for school / work, but I was able to fall back asleep, and did not wake until 9am…

Yup!  I said NINE AM – that’s a WHOPPING six hours of sleep folks!!

Well, I wondered out of the bedroom (to an empty house), and downstairs to my “portal to the world” known as the computer.  Checked email (responding to an email from one of #3 of 5’s teachers), checked FB, checked the blog stats, you know… the “usual” stuff – then headed up to the kitchen. 

The first thing I noticed was the kitchen was unusually cluttery,  Things I usually do not see lying around the kitchen were… lying around the kitchen.





That’s when I noticed it. 

A big pink note left for me.






This is not what I had planned for today.  No, I had all sorts of plans for cooking my Beef Brisket (that has been waiting for me for a while now), and listening to Ron & Fez on the radio while I keep plugging away at the front patio project as the brisket slow cooks. 

But no… Not any more..  Looks like fate had other plans for me.

But hey (I tried to justify with myself)…  The Mother of Five may be wrong!  She “over reacts” to household disasters (or, at least I tried to make myself believe).  This is probably nothing.  I was certain that the kids spilled some water that ran down the cabinet or something.   So, in my best Ebenezer Scrooge impression I could muster up – I gave the whole thing a “Bah-Humbug”, and set off on my mission to prove the world wrong.

I put the stopper in the sink, and filled it to the top with cool clear water.  I opened the cabinet below the sink, and pulled the stopper out!













So, regardless of whatever plans I HAD for today, I have to leave early for work to pick up a new Garbage Disposal that I will have to wait until Monday for me to install.  


  1. I love the outlet just on the other side of the torrential leak.

  2. Did that note say it was a slow leak? Ouch.

    What a disappointment. And how annoying. At least you can be the handyman here. If it were me, I would probably have to call someone.

  3. Welcome to the "if-I-don't-fix-it-no-one-else-will" club. Ours died 2 days after moving in. Were I to do it all over again, I would purchase the pipe, trap and other supplies and GET RID OF THE DISPOSAL. They are EVIL, they smell, plug up your drains and LEAK. Kill it now. Kill it before it kills you!

  4. Dear Co-Worker...

    I would have considered it, if I had a "Fargo" brand woodchipper of my own....


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