Friday, August 28, 2009

What the...


Well, Happy Friday, Party People...

I could be pissed today. I really could. Seriously, if I were superstitious, I'd be looking for the mirror I must've smashed or the crack I'd stepped on or the ladder I'd unknowingly walked beneath, because what the heck?!?!

Last night, our heat pump finally died. Last winter, when the furnace croaked, our super awesome heating/cooling dude warned us that the heat pump wouldn't last forever. But I was reeling from the $2500 that we spent for the furnace and we agreed to take our chances...the pump was another $2000, and he was cutting us a deal. (Which he said he'd extend to whenever we needed to buy it, which I appreciated...)

So, our luck ran out. No heat pump. No air conditioning or heat until it's replaced.

But you know what? I can't care. I say it's always something, but that is life, right? It always IS something! Something is always going to sneak up and sock you in the jaw and you're going to stand there, stunned, rubbing your face, saying, "What's the big idea?" and wishing that something would trip or stub it's toe or just generally go something itself.

But there isn't a big idea. Luck, good fortune, whatever you wanna call it...not predictable, is it? You can't earn it, apparently. You can be as positive and wonderful and giving as can be and you're still gonna end up with sand in your soda. You can either cry about it or go get a different soda. Or you can learn to like the sand in your soda.

So, don't let the heat pumps get you down...roll with it. Count your blessings. Have a Plan B in your pocket. (No, I don't mean this Plan B) Smile anyway. Go have a beer. What? You didn't ask for a pep talk? I'm kind of giving one to myself here... ;)

I'm working on forgetting about it. (Of course, I'll remember it when we get home and the house is hot as heck tonight, but...)

2 comments:

fallingrocket said...

Like water on a duck's back! That's what my dad always says :)

Tangents & Tangles said...

Your poppa is a wise man, Miss Rocket...