Monday, September 04, 2006

Missed Connection

Our internet connection is up and then it's down. Then it's up and then it's down. A jack in the box on Viagra couldn't keep up.

I will make this post brief while it's up.
I purchased a clock at Big Lots about four months ago. It's a round, battery-operated clock.

Even with a new battery, it has never kept the right time. I put it in a box on my nightstand, because throwing it away goes against my personal value system. After all, if I didn't have to stumble all over the clutter in my house, how would I ever live?

Last Wednesday night, out of the blue, the alarm went off. I woke up, punched some buttons in the dark to turn it off, then set it on the dresser.

Later, it went off again. This time I took it in the bathroom, turned on the light and pried open the back, removing the battery.

When my daughter got up on Thursday morning, the puppies had knocked down the gate, escaped the bathroom and pooped all over my area rug.

I spent the first 20 minutes of my day on my knees, scrubbing the rug.

I believe the clock was trying to warn me to get up and check the house.

Can you see the moral here?

The moral is "Wake me up in the middle of the night and I WILL disembowel you.
Another thing that happened last week occured as I was driving my youngest daughter to school.

Somebody was backing down their driveway rapidly. I didn't think they were going to stop for me and I said, "Whoa there."

My daughter said, "Get a driver's license, dude."

From the mouths of babes...
I had more stuff to post this week, but now I've gone and forgotten it.


Blogger Roxanne said...

My daughter was going to flip somebody off yesterday when my husband beeped the horn at someone that literally almost ran us off the road. You'd think she had been hanging around Liz or something. ;)

Note: Neither my husband or I have ever flipped anyone off so I honestly don't know where that one came from.

9:25 PM  
Blogger Crazedmomof4 said...

Goodluck with your internet connection.

We have a 3 way stop at a corner near us & the people opposite the right away, think they always get to go 1st, instead of who gets there 1st. The one day I got there as one car opposite the right away, was going through, then the car right behind it started to go next, I was fine with that but thought that I would be next, I started to go & so did another car that was behind the 2 that already went. I guess they changed the rules & forgot to tell me, that a red blinking light when opposite the yellow blinking light, means you have the right away from the left & right red blinkers. Gggrrr... I think they should put in a traffic light here or make it a 4 way stop.

3:36 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

Around here it's the drivers going the wrong way down the one way streets. It really keeps you on your toes...

5:50 AM  
Blogger Sarah Louise said...

Love the story about the alarm clock...I used to say "I don't believe in inanimate objects." It reminds me (oh, sarah louise) of the Friends episode where Phoebe's smoke alarm won't stop beeping, even after she's taken the battery out.

Good luck with the doggies and the internet connection. I love the viagra/jack in the box metaphor.

5:59 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

The rise of the puppies!

I might like to recruit them for some protests in DC. ;)

6:14 AM  
Blogger Bearette24 said...

Ah, puppies.

I remember scrubbing up after my dog a few times (after she was trained). My mother trained her in a fear-of-God way, sticking her nose in what she'd done, etc. I thought it was draconian at the time, but it worked!

6:29 AM  
Blogger Bearette24 said...

Well, it didn't work perfectly, as you can see...but pretty well.

6:30 AM  
Blogger nobody1001 said...

It must be almost time for the Puppies to find a new home. The cuteness wears off when you're cleaning poop for six.

8:29 AM  
Blogger Cari said...

My internet has been up and down as well...well, the wireless has. I'm TIRED of being on hold and then dealing with Comcast, as they proceed to come up with dumb/innacurate reasons as to why this continually occurs. We pay too much for their incompetence.

Anyhow, for the time being, I just steal someone else's through my family room windows...but if I turn an inch, I lose the connection!

9:58 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Roxanne - She probably got it at school :P

Crazed - We have a 4 way stop where everybody STILL tries to take my turn.

PJ - Yikes, scary!

SL - I saw that episode. :D

Liz - You can borrow them if you'll clean the poop.

Bearette - I think sticking the nose in the poop is more for us than them. LOL

Nobody - Yes, they are ready for a new home. I have to place an ad.

Cari - I have Comcast too. They are down A LOT.

9:23 AM  
Blogger verniciousknids said...

I'm finding Blogger to be even buggier than usual the last few weeks...perhaps because of the beta version?! Whatever it is, it's frustrating. I'd do to my computer what you do to your clock...but I like it too much!

9:41 AM  
Blogger beadinggalinMS said...

The clock knew what the puppies were going to do. heehee

2:49 PM  
Blogger Chelle said...

Hey..things happen for a reason...even if it does feel like it's out of the twilight zone!! hehe

My kids have said some of the darndest things.....and I have NO idea where they get them from!! *evil grin* hehe

8:43 PM  
Blogger Gingers Mom said...

I love that your daughter is full of sass like her momma. Hee hee.

Good luck with that...

10:36 PM  
Blogger Kelvin said...

The jack-in-the-box could keep it up because he was the one that was causing it in the first place. (hehe)

12:33 AM  

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