Sunday, June 26, 2011

Murphy Can Find You--Vacation or Not

Why I thought Murphy would be content to leave me alone while I am on vacation, I'll never know.

The disasters at home (some 3000 miles away!) range from minor (The toilet handle broke so, according to my daughter who is staying a the house while I'm gone, one has to lift off the top of the toilet and flush it by hand--an easy fix that can wait until I get home) to the seriously annoying (someone sideswiped my van parked in front of my home, knocking the front passenger wheel off--my insurance adjuster [thank God for e-mail] has already sent someone out to take pictures and will loan me a free rental car for the repairs when I return) to the crazy-making (As Union president, I was officially notified that our agency will be laying off up to 22% of the staff. While I have too much seniority to be laid off, it is likely we will negotiate an alternative plan for union-wide furloughs, which has a very direct effect on my wages).

Dang! Why couldn't Murphy wait until I get home?


Sharon said...

Wow, they say things come in threes, but dang Grace! I didn't realize Murphy did too!!! Try to enjoy the rest of your vacation'll all be waiting for you when you get back.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Three times is not such a charm. Sorry to hear about all these calamities. I'm sure you'll get through it.

Keep us posted. I'm pulling for you.

Anonymous said...

Oh Jeez. That's awful. Hoping for some good luck too!

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Good Luck. I hope for the best.

Terry said...

Yikes! Hope things improve! As a fellow social worker, I'm always aware of budget cuts and agency furloughs! How awful! Try to enjoy your vacation though.