Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Not Winning!

Background:  As I've mentioned before, I still own the house where I grew up, and it is less than 2 miles from where we live now. I went there to wash the car because there are paved driveways.  Below is an excerpt from an e-mail I sent to my hubby detailing my attempt to vacuum and wash the car. He laughed and suggested I share it with you.

The back driveway
"Went over to blow out the driveway, vacuum out the car and wash it.  Frustrating!  I only had one cord, so too short.  Went to get the black cord on the box.  Attached to the battery charger, so I drug out the heavy orange one and figured out how to set it up.  Blew the driveway.  Unplugged the blower, hauled out the blue vac, and cleaned the car.  OK on to the real frustration.  I hunted for the car wash brush.  Found it, managed to get to it.  Good.  Had soap, brush and bucket.  Go out to get the hose.  Pull it out and no nozzle.  Back to the basement.  Found a nozzle I thought would work.  Needed a washer.  Put one in.  Back to the front, put the nozzle on.  Good.  Turn on the water.  Hose not connected.  OK, connect the hose to the weird dual thingie on the spigot.  Leaks.  Flip both switches.  Leaks.  Take the hose loose, take off dual thingie, put hose back on.  Leaks.  Phooey!  Check back driveway - no shade.  Put everything away and came home."

I guess you could say I was "not winning" that day.  Got any frustrations you'd like to share?


  1. Aww! I hate it when I have the best of logical intentions and just nothing cooperates!

  2. I just had a day like that... with different objects! Just had a vodka and orange's not so bad!!

  3. Awww! Mission so not accomplished, Linda. So frustrating, but I have to admit I was laughing. :)

    My latest frustration is Blogger - it just picks and chooses when I can comment and it's driving me crazy!

  4. Linda- Yeah, I guess we all have those days sometimes.

    Stafford- Aw, you must just roll with the punches.

    Lyn- Ah, liquid refreshmehnt to the rescue.

    Talon- Good, laughter is what I wanted. It just wasn't so funny at the time. Blogger has been OK for me since that one day comments were down.

  5. Ahahahhahaaha. This definitely gave me a good chuckle!

  6. meleah rebeccah- Glad you got a laugh. Some days are just like that!


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