27 April, 2007

Something wicked this way comes

Someone's got a voodoo doll with my name on it and they're going a little overboard with the pins.

It's been a hard week-- one that's included tantrums, days of severely interrupted sleep and a DEFCON 1 level poop incident. The dental after-effects of a stone in my rice and car trouble that shortened my life figuratively if not literally.

Somehow I've survived exposure to humping preschoolers and surprise traffic jams, Chatty Cathys and hostile teachers. I even accidentally propositioned a man I don't even know.

Our Internet provider has cheerfully refused to terminate our contract before the July 2008 contract date. ("But please don't hesitate to contact us if we can help you with anything else.")

A friend is on vacation and in exchange for housesitting I get to use his wireless internet. But the connection is so bad today that it only works in the bathroom. on the floor. leaning up against the toilet.

M has abandoned us for a 9 day business trip to the States. I'm staring a four-day weekend in the mouth and am wondering how the hell I'm going to keep us entertained and happy without ending up medicated in a padded room somewhere in the heart of Baden Wuerttemburg.

(And to top it all off the cat is actually vomiting on the carpet outside the door right now as I'm typing this...)


Africakid said...

Isn't that more than your quota of misery for a few years? One can only hope.

Runaway Rubber Duckie said...

That sounds awful. I hope it gets better for you!!

Lisa said...

Betsy I'm so sorry. I feel you girlfriend.

As my mama would say this next bit as about as useless as teats on a boar-hawg, but... Michael speculates if you were still paying your regular internet bill and litigated only the amount in dispute (600,-€?), 1&1 would've had to continue your service? He's had less than satisfactory experience with IP providers, too. Our current one limits our line speed until it's almost non-existent. It's also down on a regular basis but we're still expected to pay for it of course.

Here's hoping you get a break from all this stress soon.

Betsy said...

Thanks guys! Today was a bit better. Cleaned up around here and feel a bit more in control of things.

I don't know, Lisa. I've paid the remainder of all three bills, minus the "Mehrfuckeinwahl", as M calls it. So far 1&1 refuses to budge but I'm hoping it will be a mitigating circumstance when Lefty comes by eventually to break my kneecaps... :-P