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In which i’m stuck in my house

I’m stuck in my house.  I’ve been stuck here all day and I’m not funny. And I’m not productive.  And I’m sleepy.  So in spite of the fact that I’ve been stuck here all day I haven’t done shit.


Yeah, it all started with a leak.  I wrote about it last fall HERE.  I thought I got it fixed.  I didn’t.  It wasn’t.  On top of that I have a high-end shower that only has one temperature.  It has a control but it doesn’t work. It’s in a word, stripped.  So it has one temperature and it’s whatever it feels like being on that day.


Last year I spent money getting it fixed too but that fix ALSO didn’t work.  Then a few weeks ago we discovered another leak in the family room ceiling.  We’re pretty sure it’s coming from Daniel’s bathroom.  At this point, there were a few choices.


Buy a new house

Get rid of Daniel

Tell Daniel to quit using his bathroom but still keep Daniel

Imagine Daniel with no showering and brushing his teeth and say hell no

Decide to fix that leak AND keep Daniel

Keep listening to Kevin complain about the lack of temperature control in the shower

Fix the master bathroom shower

Decide the fix all of the problems while Kevin is away for two weeks as a nice surprise for Kevin

Realize that a day stuck in your house full of plumbers could be very, very productive

Wake up and realize you’re still sleepy

Wake up and realize you’re in a shit mood

Wake up and realize it’s pouring outside

Wake up and realize that you can’t even go work out because your house is FULL OF PLUMBERS

Decide to do work on the computer anyway

Realize that you have no personality

Give up and have coffee

Have more coffee

Answer the phone while Andie asks you to run some stuff down to Duke

Say no because you have plumbers there

Watch the plumbers cut 3 holes in your ceiling

Pet your dog who is freaking out because of the noise

Go to your computer

Try to write a post

Realize you suck

Pet your dog again

Realize it’s finally stopped raining

Answer the phone to Keely who’s freaking because she thinks her car was towed

Wonder why your kids always remember to call you when you can’t do shit about stuff because it’s THEIR PROBLEM

Get informed they found the leak in Daniels bathroom. It was the SINK!

Decide to organize your office

Play mahjong instead

Mess with iTunes instead

Give up on your blog for the day

Decide that you’re too sleepy and maybe you should take Ritalin

Take Ritalin

Feel far more energetic

Decide to write a post

Start writing random shit down

Realize that you DID write a fucking post

Wish you had control over your life

Read Lainey Gossip and catch up on the gossip

Realize that you’ve just turned into a stream of consciousness

Wonder why you don’t take Ritalin all day, every day

Remember that it fucks up your blood pressure

Hope Daniel gets home before you stroke out

Decide to use this energy to pay some bills

Get interrupted by the plumber asking you all these questions

Have no idea what the answer is to said questions

Tell the plumber to figure it out and hope it all works out

Re-reads this post

Decides this post is good enough

Remembers that good enough is your credo

So there you are! Hope you’re having a good day!  I sure am now





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  1. ChiMomWriter
    October 19, 2011

    What are you talking about, unproductive? That’s a huge list. You were wildly productive.

    • Lynn
      October 19, 2011

      Hahaha…Tracy! You da best!!!

  2. Julie
    October 19, 2011

    I can relate to the “tired” part. I have woken up (after an apparent good nights sleep) exhausted every morning this week. I could shut my eyes right now and fall asleep in my chair.

    • Lynn
      October 19, 2011

      Hope you get some decent shut eye soon

  3. By Word of Mouth Musings
    October 19, 2011

    I am quite convinced that my phone call helped with this ;)
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    • Lynn
      October 19, 2011


  4. mark @ yelling near you
    October 19, 2011

    Good enough is a great credo! I got through college with the credo: C’s get degrees! They do.
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    • Lynn
      October 19, 2011

      You’re preaching to the choir!!

  5. frank anderson
    October 19, 2011

    Nice Blog! You didn’t mention anything about the infamous plumber’s butt crack…or maybe you weren’t looking (some things should not be seen)

    • Lynn
      October 19, 2011

      Trust me…I hung out in a different room. Yuck

  6. Missy | The Literal Mom
    October 19, 2011

    Right – I kind of had a day like that today too – got some strange things done, but sure as hell didn’t feel productive!

    • Lynn
      October 20, 2011

      unfortunately i have a LOT of days like that

  7. Vapid Vixen
    October 19, 2011

    Your credo makes me happy. Is your credo currently accepting applications for adoption? And what is the age cut-off? Please advise.

    • Lynn
      October 20, 2011

      sure…we can start a new trend. strive for mediocrity

  8. The Stiletto Mom
    October 19, 2011

    Amazing stream of a post. I have had the same few days. Although mine have been on codeine cough syrup so the thoughts may not be suitable for public consumption. ::ahem:: :)

    • Lynn
      October 20, 2011

      hey you! long time, no talk. sorry to hear you’re sick though

  9. Mommy Bags
    October 20, 2011

    sounds like you were productive. Great blog…I have been looking for something like this you had me cracking up the whole way down the list…Ritalin..I would have sold the house :0). New follower found you on Bloggy Moms hoep you can do the same.
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    • Lynn
      October 20, 2011

      thanks for checking me out

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