Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The Continuing Battle Between Humans and Inanimate Objects

Hmmm, let me see. The dryer died a few weeks ago and had to be replaced. I made the mistake of thinking that would be the kaporah for this yom tov season. Today I had actually carved out two hours as be-good-to-me time. My household goods clearly did not concur with this decision on my part. Instead I spent the two hours running from store to store because 1) the mop broke, and all I did was pick it up 2) the blinds over the sink breathed their last, and all I did was spray them with cleanser 3) the shade in my son's room ripped 4) the Shabbos clock in my room is heading into rigor mortis and 5) my computer printer requires major surgery, from which I hope it will recover, but the prognosis doesn't look all that good.

So there you have it, the reason why there are no new postings right now. I figure I might as well self clean the oven today and see what comes up. Clearly the inanimate objects that reside in my house were looking to see some new faces. Maybe I should explain to them that two's company, three's a crowd and five is pushing their luck.

I'll see you all when I see you, my objects willing.


Bas~Melech said...

Hate to moralize, but the first thing that comes to mind is that saying about G-d punishing people through "bricks and stones" (read: inanimate objects) instead of directly...

And the second thing that comes to mind is my printer troubles. I used to be in a constant state of battle between human and inanimate, but eventually my printer taught me to talk to G-d. I am a richer person because my printer gave up the fight.

The printer is dead. Long live the printer... Please G-d.

Anonymous said...

Some serious t'shuvah time needed here. I thought you were totally nuts with the postings on how things know that a yom tov is coming. This was not something my mother ever told me about. Well a new house and my first time having sedorim in my house and I bought a new fixture for the dining room and the electrician put it up for us. Then we turned it on and blew all the electricity in the house. Had to replace the whole breaker box for the house. And when all the circuits blew they also fried the insides of our toaster and hot water urn. What you didn't convince me of my house did.

Anonymous said...

Last Pesach, 3 weeks to Yom Tov our oven broke. No time to buy a new one. We just fixed this one. It's still alive.

A few years ago 5 days prior to Pesach and a few hours to Shabbos, our waterheater died. As it died it released all of its water onto the basement floor. Needless to say we did not take showers at home that shabbos, but my MIL had lots of exitement.

Anonymous said...

Let me give you a good reason for not turning the self clean on the oven on and then going to sleep. Two years ago I did this. The cleaning should have lasted 4 hours and the oven should have turned off. Something broke and the oven was still self cleaning when we woke up. We couldn't get the oven turned off and had to call a repairman. he didn't come until late in the afternoon. All that cleaning and heat didn't just clean the oven. It also burned out the thermostat and controls. Now I only clean the oven during the hours I know the repairman is available.