So, Thursday night, I hear the toilet flush and my wife start to scream. I run upstairs to find the toilet overflowing, which is just so wonderful. Apparently, the previous owner didn't seal the floor too well, because after cleaning that up, I came downstairs to find a huge puddle in front of the refrigerator and water dripping from the air vent in the ceiling.
Certainly the weekend will get better, seeing as how we were heading to her Grandmother's house for her birthday. Or not. While on the interstate going roughly 70 mph, the driver's side rear tire on my truck blewout. Luckily, we avoided anything major and were able to come to a stop. Unfortunately, the blowout beat the hell out of my baby, so any tax refund we may see will be going into body work on the truck. Check out the picture of the tire below...I'm feeling pretty lucky to be alive. I'm perfectly capable of changing a tire, but things are a little different when I am four feet of the interstate and the other cars are blowing by at 70+, so I called AAA to come out and change the tire. We finally made our way to her Grandmother's before too late, and that was great.
When we got home, I decided to take a shower, and wouldn't you know it...no hot water. After being unable to light the pilot, I decided to lookup the gas company phone number on the web. I fire up the home computer and guess what...43928592 pop-ups and a nasty virus. After an hour or two of fighting it, I had the computer clean. I then found the phone number, but it was too late to call on a Saturday.
So, that's where we stand right now. Tomorrow will be filled with getting the hot water heater fixed and getting a body work estimate for the truck. Needless to say, I haven't done a lot of carding. Hopefully I'll get back in the game later this week, once things stop sucking.