Life is Exhausting

This is a very very very minor problem in the scheme of things, but I’m dealing with so many small problems it just put me over the edge. I was up at 4am dealing with one of them, (cat behavior issues) when water started gushing under my sink as I started to use it. I looked and a section of the pipe was completely broken away from the rest of the pipe. I just sat on the floor and sobbed. For about 15 seconds. It wasn’t just because I have a broken pipe, it’s the battle I must face whenever I need the landlord to fix something. I’d only just recently concluded one, and a big one. I need a rest.

My first thought was to call the ASPCA and say I wasn’t coming in so I could deal with this, but nothing will happen today. I called and emailed my landlord, but God knows when he’ll respond. So I’m heading into work. I really hope it’s a good day. Ha! Everyone at works believes in the jinx and would say that just because I said that it won’t be. Whenever I say “it’s a slow day” they all turn on me, insisting that it’s going to get crazy now that I’ve said that.

We shall see! Good day, bad day, what do you predict? I will report back.

Update: It was a neutral day, nothing terrible happened, which automatically put it into the good day even though nothing great happened either. A good day is when nothing terrible happened.

Update 2: . It’s January 2nd and my kitchen pipe was fixed this afternoon! So not a terrible wait at all.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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