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Lori and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

Posted on: July 17, 2009

(My apologies to Judith Viorst – but thank you for the title of this blog post!)

Wednesday morning I was rudely awakened at 7 a.m. by a sound on the roof of my patio. My bedroom window overlooks said patio roof. There was a man out there. A painter. And, he was talking. Loudly. Outside my bedroom window. At 7 a.m. I mean he was less than 3 feet from my window. On the 3rd floor. No warning from the management that there might be men outside windows on Wednesday morning. Nice.

And, it only got better from there. I got up and got ready for work. Third Wednesday is Sampler Studio class at TQW, so I had my sewing machine, project box, and notions tote to take with me. I gathered everything up and wheeled the sewing machine to the stairs. These stairs.


Sixteen cement stairs. I have carried my sewing things up and down these stairs dozens of times in the past 2 or 3 years. Wednesday morning my sewing case tipped and slid down the stairs. All 16 of them. The project box and notions tote were on top of the sewing machine case. Thread and other notions went flying everywhere. At 8:50 a.m. Ugh! My downstairs neighbor was home and came out to help pick up the carnage. In the 90+ degree heat. (Now, I’m not only late for work, but I’m hot and sweaty less than 45 minutes after getting out of the shower. Nice.)

Luckily, my sewing machine survived! The wheeled case not so much. Well, it survived, but not without some damage. The handle doesn’t collapse any more, making it impossible to close in the trunk. Sigh.

I won’t tell you how my work day went.


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