Eleven hours and forty five minutes into a twelve hour shift, Surfer Dude called. He sounded weird.
"Is everything okay?" I asked.
"Well, no, not really," he answered. "Gumby and I kind of broke the window in your bedroom."
"The window? In my bedroom? HOW?" I stammered.
"Don't worry, Mom. We're going to pick up all the pieces before you get home," he said.
"DO NOT TOUCH THAT GLASS," I shouted, garnering attention from all of my coworkers. "SHUT MY DOOR AND LEAVE IT ALONE UNTIL I GET HOME."
I raced home and was met at the door by two kids holding out a bowl of mint chip ice cream for me. This wasn't going to be pretty. I have four windows in my bedroom, but for some reason I had the idea that it was one particular window that was broken - the window furthest from my bed. I stopped in my tracks as soon as I walked in my room. It was the window right at the head of my bed, and my sheets were glittering with tiny little glass shards. Next to the bed stood a trash can that the little pishers had filled with the big pieces of glass even though I had emphatically told them not to. Keeping a titanium strength grip on my temper, we put a big piece of cardboard over the broken window and I stripped all the sheets off of my bed. Have I mentioned that because of Dee Dee the retarded dog I only have one set of sheets for my California King bed?
It's 11:11 pm and my sheets have just gone into the washer. I plopped down with my laptop to try to chill out a little. When I opened my Firefox page, all of my bookmarks had disappeared. They're just completely gone. All of my blogging stuff, the household bills I pay online, kid's activities, email...poof. Vanished. Into thin cyberspace. Gumby, who had used my computer to look up gaming cheats, got a deer in the headlights look and said,
"Uh oh. I think that happened on my computer once when I was looking up cheats."
The bad news is...well, all of the above. The good news is that I'm never going to run out of blogging material.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Posted by the rotten correspondent at 12:02 AM