The one that got a way



Momma said there would be days like this


Have you ever had one of those days were you had the best of intentions and still you got nothing of consequence done? Today was one of those days for me.



I woke up this morning with an article in mind. It was going to be called Garbage in, Garbage out. Thought provoking, huh? Well, needless to say, I never got to it. It isn’t that I didn’t want to write it, but the day kind of got away from me.

I had an appointment for the dishwasher repair guy to come out this afternoon. It was set up that way so I could get all of my work done in the morning. At 9:30 AM the guy called and asked if he could come over early. I asked when did he want to stop by. He says, “In about 15 minutes.”

I said, “Sure come on over.” I’m thinking that this is going to ruin “the best laid plans” that I had. I was right.

He gets to the house and we discuss the problem. He takes the filter out and doesn’t bother to clean the little bit of stuff out of it. Then you wiggles something else in there. Literally, wiggles it up and down. He says, “That might have fixed it.”

I had to chuckle. There was no way that a quick wiggle could fix the dishwasher. Fortunately, for me, I was right. Unfortunately, the dishwasher still didn’t work.

Then he takes a hose off of the disposal. A gush of water pours out. He says, “I was afraid that would happen.”

If he had just told me that, I would’ve gotten a bucket under there to catch the water. That water stunk something fierce!

Well, as it turns out, there is something blocking the water in the hose and that is making the dishwasher think that there is a real problem and that it needed to turn itself off before something else worse happens to it. He cleaned it out and it was good to go!

Yay!! No more washing dishes by hand!

Then I had to go to the bank. That went well. Then to the Home Depot. I was looking for a replacement globe for a bathroom light fixture. They didn’t have one that matched the original. I made my way home.

I had a model number from the back of the fixture. I looked it up on the internet. I found the manufacture and was hopeful that I could get one from them. I called them and they told me that they just put their name on it. Some other company made it. I get their phone number and called them. A woman who didn’t speak English answered. Needless to say, she didn’t have a replacement globe for me.

The bad news is that the manufacturer was out of business. She must have gotten her phone number after that. I wonder how many calls she gets from people looking to buy light fixtures?

It turns out, the company had been bought out of some of their merchandise, when they went out of business. I got the new company’s number and called them. I was told that not only did they not have that fixture, but it was a discontinued model.

Terrific! There is no way for me to get a replacement globe now.

I was able to find a used one on Amazon. It was one that had been bought and then returned. Maybe used is not the proper term for that.

I had spent hours trying to track down the fixture.

Then we had my 12 years old’s 1st playoff baseball game today. It started at 4:30 PM and ended at 8:30 PM. No, the game didn’t last that long. We had 45 minutes of warm ups and batting practice. The good news is that all the extra practice paid off. We won 9-8. We scored a fluke run in the bottom of the 6th inning. It’s a 6 inning game.

One of our best players was walked. He stole second. Then he took 3rd on a wild pitch. The catcher tried to throw him out and instead threw the ball into left field. Yes, our guy stole home. It’s a good way to win. Well, good enough.

The day just kind of got away from me. I did make a handful of phone calls for the business. I didn’t get much more than that done today.

Have you ever had a day like that before? Tell me about it, please!


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