Haiku Friday: when it rains, it pours

there’s one thing i know
this comes from experience
when it rains it pours

we have no money
the move has drained our accounts
so over budget

of course this would be
perfect time for rain to pour
it’s raining shit here

seriously. the shit is pouring down, and i’m knee-high in it. there’s a law that goes along with Murphey’s. it’s called Cate’s Law. Cate’s Law deems that if something bad/wrong can happen, it will. but this bad will wait to happen until the worst possible time, and bring some of it’s bad friends along for the ride.

hubby was driving to his sister’s house on Tuesday night…which is 40 minutes across town….which is why we are moving to that end of the city. anyway, the car started acting funny on the way there, and completely died as he pulled into their driveway. like died. dead. gone. deader than a kipper on a cracker. no salvation.

so, his plans were ruined (he was going to go to his sister’s store Supperworks and prepare some meals…awesome place!), and the rest of his night was controlled by CAA (Canadian Auto Association), and the whims of the dude that they sent to help him. Three hours later, he was still waiting for mr. dude. to make a long story short, mr. dude finally got there, boosted the car, left, the car died again and hubby couldn’t start it, called mr. dude back, mr. dude said he’d be right back, mr. dude took his sweet-ass time getting there…like 40 minutes, even though he’d just left. when mr. dude finally got back, the car could not be revived. so while mr. dude towed the car to the Canadian Tire near our place, my wonderful sister-in-law drove hubby home….at 1am.

hubby not happy.

so on Wednesday, we were without a car. hubby worked from home, while i had to cancel a doctor’s appointment for that morning. an appointment that i’d already had to cancel in December because of a snow storm. an appointment that i’ve been waiting for. an appointment that was supposed to be all about how i’m doing on my latest anti-depressants, if they are working, how my ppd is, and also to check up on some blood work to find out if my thyroid has gone cuckoo and flown the coop. ya, now i have to wait again…until the middle of February. if i have cancel that one too, i’m going to lose it…my doc goes on maternity leave starting the end of February.

cate not happy.

on Wednesday afternoon, we get a call from Canadian Tire. it’s the alternator. it’s dead. it needs to be replace. for the very reasonable, low low price of $800.

cate and hubby not happy.

later on Wednesday afternoon, hubby went over to the living room window to see what Zander was looking at. hubby mumbles one of his favourite profanities. i go over. the windstorm that had been threatening to rip the windows out of the house had knocked down part of the fence between us and our neighbours. the fence was lying in our backyard. flat on the ground. this is the fence that we sold along with the house in July. which means we need to put even more cash into this damn house, even though it won’t be ours in 6 weeks.

cate and hubby really not happy.

did i mention the splitting migraine that started in my right eye on Wednesday night, and by yesterday morning was a big ball of head pain? hmmm…i wonder what brought that on.

Haiku Friday

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21 Responses to Haiku Friday: when it rains, it pours

  1. Mommy Daisy says:

    Oh goodness, that is bad. Here’s hoping your weekend is much, much better!

  2. anglophilefootballfanatic says:

    Oh, Cate. This has been the week from hell for you guys. I’m sorry. That is NOT fun. Good luck?! Is that the right thing to say. Keep us posted. I’m finally adding you to the blogroll, so I will certainly be checking in again.

  3. melbs1969 says:

    oh yuck!!! seriously…yuck! i completely know about the money thing…we ran out on monday…seriously, ran out…and, no paycheck until next friday!! um…hellooooo…kids to feed!! good thing i have a charge card that hubby doesn’t know about! yay! groceries…
    i hope things turn around for you…and quickly!

  4. Smiling Mom says:

    Oh man. Our fence was knocked over by the storm in CA as well. I’m sorry all this is happening. Most financial analysts say that Jan. 20th is the day that most people become depressed, due to the debt of the holiday season. Sounds like it came a bit earlier for you. :-(

  5. Kimberly says:

    I wish we lived nearby. I’d make Neil help you fix the fence. ~hugs! So sorry!

  6. Huckdoll says:

    By any chance are you from Vancouver? Because the weather you’re describing sounds eerily familiar. That, and the whole broke thing.

  7. rachel says:

    Oh my word. Cate, bless y’all’s hearts. Yuck.
    Well… hell’s bells. I guess there’s no place to go from here but up. Right?
    Well you made a great haiku out of it.

  8. oh, we had some nasty wind last week, too. i’m sorry things are going to bad. i’ll try to comfort with something trite – one day you’ll look back on this and laugh. is it working? didn’t figure it would.

  9. Wright says:

    That sucks! But your ‘ku was good!

  10. manda says:

    Hi! Loved the haiku. I hope things start looking up for you soon. :)

  11. Oh man, thats a shitty week…

    I say go back to bed and start all over:)

  12. janet says:

    ew. yuck. ick. feh. poo!
    those are NICE words to go with
    your haiku shit storm.

    sending hugs. would send actual live-body help, but you’re too far away :-(

  13. Kathryn says:

    Sheesh. What a shitty week. I’m so sorry. Money sucks. Hope you weekend is MUCH better. :)

  14. Bren says:

    Sorry your week has sucked so badly! Hope things get better for ya.

  15. I just wanna give you the. biggest. hug. ever.

  16. jenni says:

    First time I’ve read your blog, and now I want to cry! I hope you have a peaceful weekend.

  17. Karla says:

    Oh Cate! I’m so sorry. That all totall blows! Here’s to hoping next week is better and that you win a lottery.

  18. susiej says:

    Sweetie — I do hope it gets better. You can only go up from here!

  19. Mrs. Mustard says:

    OH! Get your alternator put in elsewhere!
    We got totally screwed by Canadian Tire with the exact same issue – alternator. We found out after that we could have saved a couple hundred bucks by getting it done elsewhere.

  20. yertle says:

    Sorry it is a hard time. We are kind of there ourselves right now since my clutch went out yesterday. Why does it have to be so expensive?

  21. VDog says:


    Our fence went down too — but b/c a tree died right on it! Thank god it didn’t hit our house!

    I hope things are getting better ~ I find when there’s a period of no money, a period of comfortability follows.

    Here’s hoping the same goes for you and your family.

    Know that I think about you daily!