…don’t come back EVER!
For the last three weeks, Mercury has been in Retrograde. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Mercury in Retrograde is the astrological version of Murphy’s Law—anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Or, as I’ve come to describe in over the past few weeks, it’s like Murphy’s Law on crack!
Sometimes, I don’t think we (or I, at least) even notice when Mercury in Retrograde. This time around, however, it kicked my ass. :ohcrap So many things when so wrong one right after the other that I actually kept a list!
First, my computer started to crash constantly. Now, it does this sometimes. Nothing wrong with it; I’ve had it checked. But much like people, my PC just picks a day to get a bug up its butt. Some days, nothing; other days, it can crash 6 times before breakfast. At the beginning of Merc-in-Retro, it crashed more often than I blink.
Then, for no reason whatsoever, I woke up one day with a massively sore throat. Lasted two days, then disappeared. Which is definitely yay! but it left me totally hoarse. I mean, I’ve sounded like a mouse—or an 80-year-old, pack-a-day smoker—the entire month of August. :littlevamp
Then I noticed the hot water heater was leaking.
Then the front screen door didn’t latch properly & Tigger—aka The Escape Artist—got out. (Thankfully, he didn’t get far, but it still scared the bejeezus out of me.)
Then the battery in the car died.
And the cats started hocking up hairballs almost constantly, when normally they very rarely throw up at all.
Then I set a bowl in the dishpan…didn’t drop it or crack it, set it gently…& the bowl under it shattered into a million gazillion pieces. It literally exploded, shards flying everywhere. One even hit me in the eye…mid-blink, thankfully, or I’d have been in real trouble. But it was absolutely bizarre to have that happen when the bowl that broke hadn’t been touched at all.
Then my 92-year-old grandmother broke her wrist.
And the water heater continued to leak, causing me to be on the phone & in the basement sixteen hours out of every day trying to get it fixed/replaced. Oh, & I learned that the reason the electric bill has been astronomical for the last year is because of the leaking hot water heater! (Water drips out, more water flows in, all of it being heated & heated & heated… It would have been so nice if somebody had clued me in on that one, y’know? :face )
Then the recharge to the car battery didn’t take & it’s dead again.
Then the Art Fact Sheet I was supposed to be filling out for my April 2012 Harlequin Desire would not save properly. I tried to fill the dang thing out three times before I gave up. Thankfully, when I went back a few days later, it worked the way it was supposed to & I got my AFS done just in they nick of time. :chip
Then my hip started to go wonky.
And I felt the earth…move…under my feet. (aka EARTHQUAKE!!!!! on the East Coast) WTF?!
Then I spent an entire day replacing a part on the hot water heater, only to have it start leaking again before I went to bed that night. *SOB* And I had to get back on the phone, go to Lowe’s, schedule a delivery & install, deal with getting the entire unit replaced…
And in case you couldn’t figure it out, the writing has TOTALLY SUCKED through all of this. :biteme I have tried so hard to keep at it & keep working, but every time I turn around, Mercury in Retrograde comes out of nowhere to drag me away by the hair & start kicking my ass again… *SOB SOB*
And my hip/leg/spine got so out of whack, I could barely walk & had to find a chiropractor ASAP.
And Hurricane Irene moved in. (Luckily, it’s not expected to do much damage this far inland, but other folks are evacuating & in serious trouble which is very concerning… :flash )
Ohmigosh, I think that’s it. I mean, it’s enough, isn’t it? Can you think of anything else that could have possibly gone wrong the past three weeks? WAIT—don’t answer that!!!
To say the least, I am beaten & battered & unbelievably relieved that Mercury in Retrograde has finally gone on its merry way.
I won’t mention that Merc-in-Retro happens three times a year, or that it’s expected back in November. No, I won’t mention that, because it’s way too likely to cause suicidal tendencies. Let’s enjoy the next couple of months before the astrological Crapfest starts all over again.
But I’m curious to know how the rest of you have fared during Merc’s little path of destruction. Have you been pulling your hair out, too, or were you completely clueless that anything was going on?
(If your answer is the latter, the rest of us hate you, btw. :purplebat )
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