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I'm well aware I've been missing since the premiere of HP 7 and with very very good reason (and no, I haven't spent all this time reading! I finished the book in 18 hours thank you very much.)

I had a lovely time at the Hallows Ball, which I had meant to comment on before my life spiraled into a morass of chaos. I fought Voldy!!



I tried to get a pic of the dementor but he scurried off when I used the patronus charm on him... it didn't work on the TV crew from SNN, they're apparently impervious to magic.

So after all this wonderfulness (and the out and out lie I told my clients about the 'huge conference' I would be at that weekend *blush*) I woke up monday morning with a cranky water heater. I've had cranky water heaters before. no biggie.... usually. This one was so far gone I couldn't get it fixed, ouch $500 for a new water heater and a week with only warm water.

It gets better!

On Tuesday (while trying to find parts to fix said water heater) my internet goes out. After a half hour of troubleshooting I discover it's my wireless router. Pulled out the wireless router and plugged in an old iMac I have in the studio, set it up as a server and broadcast a signal so we could have internet. Wednesday had to make a pilgrimage out to get a new bas station, owie $99

But wait! there's more.

Monday, week 2, very nice plumber is installing my $500 idol to the gods of hot water when my 2 year old HP printer conks out. I hit it.... then I hacked it... its current life expectancy is just long enough to use up about half of it's current ink cartridge. Another week, maybe I'm not getting one until hitting it fails to get it to restart. future replacement cost $75

It's just getting good,

New heater, new router, new printer picked out at Circuit City (which I refuse to buy until mine catches fire, thank you) My credit card company calls, someone swiped my credit card number and ran up $3000 worth of charges. It's ok, I'm platinum and insured... except that to stop them we have to void the credit card and I have to fill out 3 pages of paperwork so I can keep the plan tickets to my brother's wedding in October. Cost: the last shreds of my sanity.

Don't stop now, you're so close to the end.

I finally get a replacement credit card and I've been assured that no one is going to cancel my plane tickets to Kansas when my beloved *harumph* brother calls, laying on his own personal brand of guilt that always reminds me of Gilderoy Lockheart. Won't I be coming to KC for the Bachelorette party? His Fiance want's me there so badly. (I like his fiance a lot better than I like him but the dear sweet girl hardly knows me!) second set of tickets to KC for the expressed of getting plastered; $200

This is the kicker!

My neighbors, dear old souls that they are, hired some guys to cut down their oak tree that shades my yard *cries* they take over a week, they make a lot of noise, they leave debris in my yard that I end up having to clean up and yesterday as they're taking out the last of the insanity.... they backed their bobcat over my fence. When I hurried outside to ask them when they planned to fix it (they were trying to prop it up and hide the evidence) the guy acted like I was making a big deal out of something that wasn't even broken and called me 'snippy'.

Yeah, I love my fence laying in my yard it looks great.

I called Mr Snippy's boss this morning, who promised to come out today and figure out what he needed to get to fix it. It's now 4:45 and he hasn't turned up yet, clearly I will have to call him tomorrow.

I think the thing I find the most disturbing is that I'm not nearly as upset as I should be. I think I've probably cracked. I got out a big ugly orange bungie cord and bungied the cross bar back to the top of the stake. I'm going to replace the bush they killed with the bobcat and and then I won't have to look at it. I realize I could take three days and fix it but my rainy day fund is all rained out and I'm not dipping into my clothes money, I need shoes for the wedding.

And that's where I went... go back and look at me fighting Voldy, it's the only cheerful thing I have to talk about at the moment.

Date: 2007-08-10 03:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lego-the-eggo.livejournal.com
WAHOO BATTLING VOLDY!!! ^_^ (I didn't look closely enough and I thought it was really Ralph Fiennes! Silly me. :P)

*hugs for all the craziness you've had to deal with*

Date: 2007-08-10 03:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] niennanir.livejournal.com
He was an actor hired by the local Borders. He was very good, he had the floaty walk and everything. We had a professional Illusionist and a DJ too. It was really a very well done party.

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