Life’s a bitch, but it sure can be good.
Do you ever feel like is a vacuum, when one thing gets fixed, another breaks. One project is completed, and another stressful thing replaces it.
Why does it seem that when one problem ends, another happens? How many times have you heard someone say, it’s one thing after another. That’s life.
The car decides not to start. You get it fixed. The cat gets sick. You spend a fortune at the vet’s office. Then, the furnace goes out, and there’s no heat. You have to find the time to not just call, but be home for a repairman – only your full-time job doesn’t give you allowances for time to accommodate them.
A shed collapses, and you spend 6 months waiting for the insurance settlement. The agent left the policy listed in mom’s name, and you had notified them that she’d died 3 months earlier. Do you rebuild and hope the compensation is sufficient to cover the costs. A sick parent requires you to become more and more involved in their life.
Just when one thing is settled, another happens. A friend of mine told me, it’s the vacuum effect. When one thing is resolved, another happens. At Paws, we hope it’s all for the good.
My sister tells me I have the worst luck. That’s not really true. All of these nuisances get resolved. Some take more time than others. But they always, always get fixed.
Other than Yellow’s heath issues (and I should say he’s gotten much better, but he gets stressed really easy), the shed gets fixed, the insurance claim gets settled, the car gets fixed from the latest debacle.
Last night, I came home from work to hear a beep, beep, beep – no, the monitor wasn’t working. Thank goodness it isn’t sub-zero and February. The repair man may show up tomorrow, or the following day. We’d just cleaned up the garden spot this past weekend, and thought we were catching up. No way, says the vacuum.
Is this bad luck? It could have happened when I was on deadline working on a magazine article. I spend the month of September completing two pretty rigorous articles – but they sure did turn out good. Paws will let you know when they hit the news stand early next year. The monitor waited till that project was complete. There were no car problems while working on that project.
I call that some pretty good luck. Life happens. Except for Yellow, all 4 felines and me are healthy. It seems like money doesn’t go even half as far as 5 years ago. We push along and hope the vacuum is filled with good things, and less of the bad. And as Paws tries to post this blog post, it’s taking 3 times as long to connect to the server? Why? We’re in a hurry. Well, we know that answer, when you are in a hurry, Murphy’s Law (things will go wrong) will always drop by for a visit.
Do you often feel like it’s one thing after another? Do you believe in the vacuum effect? Please share your thoughts and your stories.