Happy Sunday

Happy Sunday!  I hope everyone’s doing okay, what with Hurricane Irene & our recent earthquake.  (The East Coast isn’t doing very well this week, is it? :vampire )

But I’m happy to report that—as far as my limited knowledge of astrology goes—Mercury in Retrograde has officially passed & we can hopefully get back to a less crappy version of normal! :elvira

So…setting aside any miseries Mercury in Retrograde brought on…what are you happy about &/or grateful for this week?

I AM HAPPY to finally have a brand-spanking-new hot water heater!  If you’ve been following my tweets, you know what a complete pain in the butt this was. :purplebat   Apparently, the darn thing has been deteriorating from the inside out for over a year, but did I have a clue? No, I did not.  Thankfully, it’s under a lifetime warranty, Whirlpool was wonderful about that.  No arguments, not beating around the bush.  But to make sure the unit really was dead & needed to be replaced, they first asked me to replace a heating element to see if it fixed the problem…& kept us from having to deal with the issue of actually getting a new water heater into the house & the old one out.  Total PITA either way, but sadly the replacement part did not work, so we really did have to go with a total swap.  The whole ordeal took forever & the guy who installed the new unit was kind of a jerk (knew everything, hated animals), but it’s done now, & the new water heater is slick & shiny & energy efficient.  Yay!

I AM HAPPY that I’ve found a new chiropractor & am feeling soooooo much better than last week.  Don’t ask me what I did—it wasn’t an accident or injury (although I wasn’t treating my body very well while dealing with the dang hot water heater)—but something happened somewhere that made my shoulder ache & put my hip & entire left leg out of whack.  At first it was just a nuisance, but the one day it hurt so much I could barely walk.  I was limping around like Dr. House & really, really needed a cane!  That was the day I decided to get off my butt & actually find a new chiropractor instead of just talking about it.  So I did!  He’s very nice, very cute, & very good with is hands.  Unfortunately, he’s also married, so I’ll have to stick with just letting him adjust my spine. :vamp

And I AM HAPPY I finally got to see Angels & Demons.  Yeah, yeah, it’s been on my DVR for a while now, but it’s a long one, so I kind of had to work myself up to it.  Then I heard it was going to be on USA & thought, Oh, boy—I’d better watch the full, unedited version before I catch parts of it on regular TV.  I’ve since discovered that USA plans to air it “unedited & uncut” so I probably wouldn’t have had to rush :face but oh, well.  I’ve seen it now & loved it (totally figured it out, but the journey was oodles of fun *vbg*), & will likely add it to my collection, right along with The Da Vinci Code.

Your turn!  Tell us your happys & your gratefuls for the week.  (And yes, I realize those probably aren’t real words, but let’s pretend they are. :fangsmiley )


Now to announce the winner of our most recent Free Book Friday giveaway—Katherine Garbera’s Taming the Texas Tycoon

:dancingbat  Cathy Ward!!! :dancingbat

Congratulations, Cathy! :drinkonme   Please contact me with your real name & mailing information, & I’ll get your book out to you as soon as I can!


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  1. Hollie says:

    Yay to Cathy!!!
    also to you too Heidi on the new Hot water heater! Nothing better than hot water when you want hot water!!
    My good news this week is that my dear son finally got a job! Since his recent “withdrawl” from college ( Loooooggggg angry story!) and his bills from the college starting to roll in, he has gotten a job at Dairy Queen! So color me HAPPY today!! The world still does need sandwich makers! :lol

    • Heidi says:

      Oh, no. You tell that boy to get his butt back to school! :elvira And *I* will take over his job at DQ. They do pay your in ice cream & Dilly Bars, right? :fanglips

      • Hollie says:

        Wish I could tell him that…he has a “plan” and he is 20……
        so only time will tell what will happen…
        Im really hoping that they don’t pay in dillybars and ice cream!! His bills really need to be paid in cold hard cash! :vamp2

        • Heidi says:

          Oh, boy. Well, you tell him that every day I see folks who didn’t go/stay in college struggling to make ends meet. Nobody hated school more than I did, but I tell kids every day that it’s better to deal with the PITA of it now than be miserable & struggle all the rest of your adult life. :uhoh

  2. Dee says:

    I’m grateful to not have lost power in the storm.

  3. Mary Kirkland says:

    Congratulations cathy!

    Hot water heaters are such a pain when they go out. Glad yours was replaced and all fixed now.

    I am happy that my phone is fixed. it took the idiots at the phone company a month…a whole frickin month to figure out what was wrong with my phone line and replace it at the box outside. The dial tone would go out and come back on sporadically and by the time the tech got here my phone would be working again. They actually asked me if I was prank calling them.

    I assured them I wasn’t but every time i called to make another outage report they asked me if I was sure the phone wasn’t working because if they found out that i was making this up, I would be charged for all the times the tech had to come out. Unbelievable…

    He finally came out in the morning which was when I was having the problems and saw the phone really didn’t work and was able to find the problem…idiots…

    Then…a week later my dad calls me from a payphone and asks me to call the phone company because his phone isn’;t working…same problem I had been having….When that woman asked for my name and brought my account up she went into a whole spiel about making false problem reports and told me my dad would get charged a fee it this was a prank call. Took forever but they fixed his phone…

    I’m happy I don’t have to deal with the phone company right now…lol

    • Heidi says:

      It’s Mercury in Retrograde! Mercury in Retrograde, Mary! Last 3wks, which is why all this crap takes nearly an entire month to get resolved. :evilsmiley

  4. Anne says:

    Luckily, the hurricane supposedly got downgraded to a tropical storm. As a native born New Jerseyite, I loved the NJ governor telling people to get their asses off the beach. Honestly, there’s never an end of candidates for the Darwin Award!

    Hope the rest of your year is a tad less eventful! Hopefully, you didn’t have to pay for the replacement part and service so Maytag could save a few bucks on a new heater.

    • Heidi says:

      LOL Some people are just dumb as a box of rocks. What’s that saying…? You can’t fix stupid. :lol

      Whirlpool was great about replacing the H20 heater. Everything but labor was covered, thank goodness; otherwise it would have been $7-800. Yikes! :uhoh The other one was about 10yrs old, tho, which is about how long they last, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised it was time for a new one.

  5. Kathleen O says:

    Well let see what I have to be happy about, my dog didn’t die, but my brother’s passes away yesterday. My brother did not have a heart attack last night and isn’t in the hospital fighting for his life, but a family friends brother is.. I’m not saying a final goodbye to my mother at her celebration of life, but today my landlady is doing just that.. Oh wait I already did this in May…

    So I guess I am happy just to be able to tell you all the things that are happening this week. I am happy that I can be there for all those experinencing such tradgic circumstances this week, be a shoulder to lean on or cry on.

    I am happy to be looking forward to my spa day with my BFF’s on Wednesday…

    Happy Sunday all and here to is to better times ahead :lucky7

  6. Laura J. says:

    Maroon 5 (ADAM LEVINE) and Train (PATRICK MONIHAN) Nuff said.

    Okay, actually I have more. Come on you all didn’t think that was all I was gonna say huh?!?!

    So tonight I’m going to head over to the fair and see the above mentioned hotties (hopefully Pat. Train is still kind of up in the air due to Pat being sick yesterday and canceling his show in Erie, PA).

    Good stuff this week?……let’s see Merc in Retro is over! Oldest is liking college so far (I’m not 100% sure if this is happy news or not yet, but he is looking into joining the Air National Guard to help pay for school). Mom is adjusting well to him being gone. Husband is back home and I’m not playing single parent anymore (at least for a couple of weeks). Next weekend is Ren Faire in Ohio! Going to the Dungeon they have there this time (didn’t know about it last year). I got asked to join a Congo (a group of vendors) to sell my scarves!!! (And I can put other things on there as well so I’m trying to decide on what). Did I mention I’m going to see Train and Maroon 5? (and Matt Natheson (sp?) )

    I’m sure there is other stuff, but it’s almost time to go see Pat and Adam.

  7. Cathy Ward says:


    Hey, I won. I’ll send you a FB message with my address. Thanks for the chance.

    So glad my power came back on so I could see my name in lights! It went out for 20 hours. It’s tough locating a black dog during a blackout. I put her out to pee at 4AM then stood calling her and clapping my hands. Until she finally pushed me! She’d been on the porch who knows how long.

    Just tree debris near me but flood warnings/watches until some time tomorrow. Could have been a lot worse.

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