Wednesday, August 19, 2009
When life kicks you in the groin
The big things make life hard. Yet, it's the constant little things which can make you want to poke your eye out with a stick.
Spending hours with your husband wrestling on a riding mower belt ... only to discover it's 2 inches too short.
Bug bites that wake you all night because you scratch in your sleep.
Spending a crazy amount of time with your whole family, clearing away brush and small trees along the highway. Needing to make your sign more visible. Took this long just to get permission to do so. Finally getting the lights installed, with the whole "dawn to dusk" timer. Making a massive spectacle of yourselves while half of south Texas watches and honks (hauling away the brush via a small trailer attached to the riding mower). Then, having everyone eat and shower, so you can go on a fun little drive in P.J.'s to see the results of your labor at night ... only to discover the newly installed lights weren't working.
Blowing a fuse in the trailer while in the middle of cooking dinner (bought a hot plate and an electric skillet to save propane - and plugged them in at the same time - yes, I'm an idiot). You can cook just as well outside. That's the joy of living in an RV park. Lots of electrical outlets near picnic tables!
Trying to fix the light on the stove vent hood, and upon popping off the cover you inadvertently drop two dead dirt daubers and their nest into the pot of boiling pasta. Why yes, I DID fish them out and keep on boiling. Shut up. Money's tight, and so is time.
When my feet get just a tiny bit sweaty, my shoes start farting with every step.
I should be a reality show - just me.