Well, poetic I'm not and this is not a good day for poetry anyway. Everything has decided to go out at once and this has been one expensive day. I've dealt with 1) a plumber, 2) our car mechanic, and 3) the heating and a/c guys today. Total spent? About $550. I'm not thinking about the bills that came in the post today from our little trip to Urgent Care last month (which seem to have been billed as ER visits?). I still need to have a heart-to-heart with the Evil Insurance Company over that. Oh, I'm so looking forward to it.
At the end of the day, we have a toilet which works (pencil surgically removed from its innards), a car which I hope will be working tomorrow or we'll be walking the 2 miles to our enrichment classes tomorrow, and a hot house. The a/c kinda faded out yesterday and we spent a rather miserable evening before it cooled off enough for us to sleep. Some part of it (starts with a "c", but I don't remember what it is; it starts the compressor) is toast and the part takes a couple of days to come in.
Remarkably, I'm calm about the whole thing. I don't know why but I'm not going to question a blessing. I mean, how can you complain about indoor plumbing, a second car, and air conditioning not working? They're all blessings to begin with and we're blessed not to have a health issue which gets worse in the heat. We'll probably spend the next two days in the pool or in the basement and be even more thankful for our a/c when it comes back. It's expensive but then, most luxuries are.
Head's up about tomorrow's Wordless Wednesday. I'm going to try to take a picture of Keziah's poor face (if my camera-yet another luxury-works right for a change). She got run over by the neighbor child when she walked in front of his swing (her fault, not his) and got a bit of a road rash as well as a swollen face. I'm anticipating a black eye before it's all over. So when you see a picture that looks like Zidy went 7 rounds with something, she did. Our rock-hard, drought-baked ground.
Needless to say, I won't be rushing her to Urgent Care.