Sunday, November 16, 2008

home on the (dysfunctional) range

Tonight we had a C.U.B. ~ Complete Utility Breakdown. Well, it did not include the fridge, microwave and washer, but the stove was serious enough. This only happens when you are (a) having a dinner party that you want to be flawless; (b) expecting your mother (or mother-in-law) and you want to show her how competent you are at running a household; or (c) when you are about to leave the country for an extended time and a friend is going to live in your house and she/he will expect everything to work. Alas. Tonight we attempted to turn on the oven to cook dinner and, WHAT? Nothing. No pilot; no "whoosh" as the oven comes on, no nothing. I called the 1-800 number and was told to call back tomorrow. There are only 7 days left during which to effect a repair. I DON"T need this aggravation.

I watched 60 Minutes tonight with great interest. Our President-elect and his First Lady were interviewed by Steve Kroft. They seem like the sort of couple you'd ask down for Sunday supper to watch 60 Minutes.

64 days until 1/20/2009: End of an Error


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