Friday, December 21, 2012
Rant #869: Have a Holly Jolly Christmas
Today has not started out as I had planned.
Although the world has not ended yet as the Mayans and some others said it would, at about 2:45 a.m. this morning, half our house lost power. I was awakened, as was my wife, and evidently due to a large rain storm and torrential winds, we had half the house with power, the other half without.
About a half hour later, we completely lost power.
We have been told that power will be restored by 9 a.m., but I am not holding my breath.
This is the world-famous Long Island Power Authority, the group that pretty much dropped the ball during Hurricane Sandy.
Anyway, this leads me in to this brief post today, which I am making on another computer.
Today is the last day I have at work before five glorious days off, which hopefully will be glorious.
Right now, they are anything but.
In the middle of being without power, we had a new living room set delivered, only to discover that the set is too large for our living room.
Don't ask me how that happened, but it did. The set they had in the showroom, which was supposed to be an exact duplicate of what we ordered, was actually smaller than what we received, believe it or not.
The bad luck started last night, when the TV remote fell, broke, and can't now be used, with or without power.
But the holiday is coming, and maybe it's time to refresh ourselves.
I don't know, because today has been nothing but chaos.
We must have woke up on the wrong side of the bed, but honestly, I wouldn't know, because I have been up since the power first went off at 2:45 a.m.
But to all of you, have a very merry, holly jolly Christmas.
For myself and my family, it hasn't started out too well, but at least we know that since we've hit bottom, it all has to better.
But going uphill isn't as easy as going downhill, so who knows what lurks behind the next corner?
Being Jewish, it isn't Saint Nick, but I am afraid to speak to my wife right now.
Who knows what she is going to tell me next?
Have a great holiday, and I will be back with you on Thursday, preparing for New Year's.
Oh, heavens, more craziness lurking somewhere for us?
I sure hope not, but we're moving into 2013 ... yes, a year with a "13" in it ... so who knows.
Have a good holiday.
Posted by Larry at 5:20 AM