Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Murphy's Weekend

Murphy came to stay this weekend. Do you know Murphy? He's quite famous -- he's written his own Law -- and people often quote it.
"You know Murphy's Law...."

And there he was -- staying at the Ranchette! I know I should be flattered, but I'm not.

I went to bed around 11:30 Saturday night. I knew it was going to be a cold one -- frost warnings everywhere, and the wind machines running to keep the oranges from freezing. Imagine my surprise when I awoke at 2:00 AM - FREEZING! "Hmmmm....I'm not an orange, so why am I freezing?" I asked myself. I crept out of bed to go bump the thermostat up. Imagine my horror and shock upon seeing that the temperature INSIDE my house was 52 degrees.

Yes, 52 degrees. Long story short, the propane company "forgot" to deliver propane last week. And since it has be fanfricking cold, I ran out of propane. No propane, no heat. "No problem!" I told Murphy -- who had appeared, grinning, out of nowhere. "That's what a fireplace is for!" I smugly pulled my boots and robe on and made a dash outside (24 degrees) for wood.

Thinking I had the entire problem solved -- propane set to be delivered on Tuesday -- I set about my business on Monday.
::Ring! Ring!::

"Ms. Jayne? This is Susan. It seems your solar has busted -- and all the water is streaming down your roof."

Long story short -- again -- It appears that Murphy was not satisfied with freezing Jayne, he wants stinky Jayne too. The solar panel froze and broke the water line. I've had to shut the water off at the outside tank - which means......yes...you've got it! No water in the house. No water in the toilet. No water. So, until it's fixed it means showers at the jim -- err, gym and filling the toilet prior to flushing the toilet.

postscript I escorted Murphy to the gate, and watched him leave. I'm sure he'll try to double back.


lime said...

i think murphy needs to ba gagged, bound, and kicked in the toukas!

Katie :) said...

Jeepers woman!
If you want, you can come stay at the Tower house O'love and Im not tlakin bout SSM's pad! :)

Solitaire said...

Wow! That is definately an ordeal... and to thin Saturday night started off so well! :-)

Hopefully you have a better Saturday this week! ;-)

RACHEL said...

Eeek! So sorry for plumbing problems. Definitely sympathetic. Always have use of another bathroom in Tower as well.

lecram said...

And I though my FA went ADD AWOL yesterday. Hope you get the water and heat fixed soon.

BTW... when you do visit... don't let Murphy tag along.

scarysquirrelman said...

your water broke??? congratulations. i hadn't even noticed.

Lacquer, Semi-Gloss Lacquer said...

...Fifty-ish inside the house, a wood burning stove, and hauling water from the creek to make the plumbing work, (and clean up with?)
-Not a problem for a frontier-babe such as yerself...

KFarmer said...

I was wondering where the hell he had went-. He usually hangs at the farm w/me or my friend Sharfa in MA. Just last week he managed to put the old snaffoo on the water heater and a few other choice appliances I partically care about. Little bastard...break and run, break and run...

airplanejayne said...

lime and kfarmer - yes, I tied up Murphy. Bondage is so much fun

katie and rachel - thanks for offering your loo

ssm - nasty squirrel. keep your eyes where they belong.

solitaire - me and my M.J. boots will be ready to tie on something other than Murphy!

SGL - frontier babe? Me? I'm all aquiver......and kudos on the lefthanded typing!!!

Lecram - A.D.D.? Me? OOh - look at the pretty lites - hey! wanna visit on FA stuff Friday?

Mintzworks said...

all I can picture now is you as Kelly McGillis in Witness. Disrobing. Just for me.

Except you aren't gay.

And I'm definitely no Harrison Ford.

But I have 2 1/2 bathrooms for your use.