Thursday, July 17, 2008

the money pit

So far this year, we've had a torrent of water flood our kitchen, a gaping cavity in the tiles of our shower, a rupture of water escaping under our tub, a species of mold sculpting the interior of our sheetrock, an a/c unit oozing liquid through our ceiling, rusty corroded plumbing, a shattered windshield, and our parked car mangled by a drunk driver. I'm sure there is more on the list, but those are a few of the fun highlights I can think of off the top of my head.
So, today . . . our tree broke. Just broke in two. And fell over.

It was no small tree. It did some damage to our office:
Our fence is down and our treehouse is now a memory: But, whew . . . lucky day. Our $40 pool is safe!
This will be a fun weekend. We'll be cutting and chopping and hauling wood across our property in the heat. Oh, how I love the heat. And to make this project even sweeter? The figs were all fully ripe and gooey and falling on the ground. Basically, a minefield of fig turds.


Cathy said...

Oh what luck! We had a huge rabbit ear cactus that just fell over one night, the day after a photographer asked permission to photo it in some special program he was doing. It didn't hit the house, but I think we hauled cactus parts for a week! I hope the figs will brig a tasty treat! You guys have really had your fill this year!

Katie said...

I think I have to stop reading your blog this year...I don't have any more pity comments in me for all the miserable luck you've had. Why does life work that way?

My sympathies to you and your family.

Lauri said...

2008 is definitly a year going down in Hale History.

CaliZona said...

Fig turds? FIG TURDS?

Now I know why I never liked them.

Rae said...

man, I am so glad the pool is ok!!! lol, hang in there. 2008 is slowly coming to an end.