Sunday, September 23, 2012

Murphy's Weekend...What Else Can Go Wrong?

Things were going so well, crappy haircut aside. I've finally hit my stride after bouts of writer's block, working on a new novel that teams Jaime Lynde from The Unicorn's Daughter with Phillip Darcy from Chasing the Wind. But all good things come to an end, and it looks like Murphy's Law has been enacted in our house.

It started yesterday. I was in the middle of reading and commenting on blogs (I'm so far behind there, I may never get caught up!) when my netbook's screen suddenly went black. Panic time. I'd already had one do that a little over a year ago...the hard drive gave out, right in the middle of an email. No warning, not a hint that anything was wrong. 

And now, it looked like this one had also died a sudden death.

It took me about ten minutes to find the source of the problem. I'd put the netbook on the dining room table so I could connect the external hard drive. I'd also put it on the charger...or so I thought. Yes, the charger's light was on. The surge protector was also turned on. Everything would have been fine...if I had connected the netbook to the charger!

Normally, the netbook will warn me when battery power is low. My eyesight is pretty bad, but those warnings are hard to miss. After charging it for a few hours, it's working again.

I wish I could say the same for our washing machine.

Faced with a quiet Sunday morning at home, I planned to do some writing, but I also had laundry piling up, so I put some towels in the washer and left it to do what it does. Laundry at our place is usually an uneventful, if tedious, process. Not today. Before it reached the rinse cycle, the washer started to smell more like I was burning trash than doing laundry. And now I wait for maintenance to arrive.

What else can possibly go wrong? I don't think I want to know....


  1. it is dominoes time !
    when one thing happens it all goes bad.

    cheers, parsnip

  2. If it's not one thing, it's the next thing in the proverbial daisy chain getting messed up.

    Probably a good day to just bury your head under the covers....

  3. Yup feels like a stay in bed day! Hate those! Good luck!

  4. Oh boo! I live in fear of my 25 year old freezer breaking down. It's such an inconvenience to have imperative appliances die, isn't it? Hope all turns around for you soon!


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