Read my previous post. I'm charming and witty.
I'm presently being bombarded with so much bad luck that I've turned rabid and dangerous. Don't get too close.
The temperature dropped to minus 11 last night. I stayed up until 8:00 am to make sure the pipes didn't burst. As soon as I let my guard down and took a nap - a pipe burst (or bursted???). Major flood. No insurance.
When I went outside to shut off the main water valve (about fifty miles away.......)
I slipped on the ice and REALLY hurt my back (and neck and right leg and wrists and knee) - - this is on top of the ice injury I got the other night. I presently can't walk and am in severe pain.
Ironically, my Blogger friend Ron in Delaware slipped on the ice the other night and sustained a serious knee injury
A horrendous ice storm and very high wind last night Power was out for 24 hrs. (just restored a few minutes ago) A plumber was supposed to come this afternoon but he never showed. I'm without water and have little food.
Our county is declared a disaster area. Red Cross showed up, along with emergency workers from other counties. Most telephone lines are down.
Three big trees fell in my cousin Nancy's yard.
I'll blog about all of this in detail with my usual humor in a few days. If I survive that long.
Tonight, however, I am feeling utterly humorless. And I'm in pain!!!!!!!!!!
With no water to make tea or coffee, I've been drinking beer.
Some day I'll look back on this and laugh.
But I sure as hell ain't laughing now
The power keeps going on and off.
I'll post this while I can.
I have no intention of going to a doctor. They'd take a thousand xrays, prescribe a dozen pain medications, and tell me to come back in a week. I've taken that route before.....and it's absolute bullshit.....
If I die, they can bury me in the back yard. There's plenty of room.
If I survive, I'll wait until the snow thaws (probably in August) and then head to a temperate climate - - like Tahiti.