Many of you will recall our run-ins with Deployment Gremlins while MacGyver was in Iraq. I was under the impression that, once he came home, they would leave.
I was wrong. I should have hired an Exorcist to kick them to the curb.
While I was gone, I got a phone call from one of my friends that was watching the house for me. "Um, how old is your refrigerator?" she asks. That's never a good way to start a conversation.
Said refrigerator is only 1.5 years old.
Said refrigerator is dead. Said refrigerator died about a week before my friend popped into the house. A week is a long, LONG time in Hawaii to leave perishable food without refrigeration.
The mold had mold.
ICK. (anyone know if renters' insurance covers something like this? I'll be on the phone with our insurance company in the AM to find out)
And, of course, Maytag's warranty is only 1 year and I didn't buy the extended warranty. Who would have thought that a BRAND NEW fridge would go T.U. at THE most inopportune time?
Not me - that's why I didn't buy the extended warranty. Maytag will be hearing from me. Loudly. In the meantime, I went out first thing today and bought a new fridge - one that ISN'T Maytag, one that hopefully will not die on me, and one to which I added an extended warranty.
And, in normal fashion (for us), the car and the computer ganged up on me. I forgot to disconnect the car battery while we were gone so, when I went out to start her up this morning (and pull her out of the garage in order to make room for the icky, smelly refrigerator) she gave me nothing. *sigh* 0 for 2.
Wanna know something interesting about my car? When you hook her up to the charger/jumper and turn it on, the damn horn blares. Lovely. The battery is sufficiently dead so she's now sitting on a long, slow charge until tomorrow morning.
She better start.
And then the computer. Why is it that the 3 things that fall under MacGyver's expertise die when HE is gone? Thankfully he's just in Alabama and not Iraq and therefore I was able to place a "tech support" call to him. One hour later I have new drivers installed and a phone call placed to our ISP because our modem isn't putting out like it should. Heh. The Customer Service Rep didn't catch the humor in that statement.
So, while it was glorious to sleep in my own bed last night, it was short-lived. Little Man was up with the sun (even though he didn't go to bed until 1am last night). Hopefully tonight (and tomorrow) are better.
It is truly good to be home. It will be even better once I get these damn gremlins out of my house.
p.s. if you've sent me email or called in the past 48 hours or so, please be patient. I'm working my way through my "To Do" list and I promise, you're on it.