Sunday, June 7, 2009

Did I deserve it?

Last night, 1:30 AM, Zeus and I were sleeping soundly when we were rudely awakened by a crashing sound somewhere in the house. After quickly looking around the house I turned on the light in our closet to find that the upper rod bracket that holds all of Zeus' neatly starched and pressed shirts had broken. There was a two foot pile of shirts, ties, belts and other items piled on the floor. It took about ten minutes to move the shirts into another part of the room and (hopefully) stack them so that they wouldn't wrinkle. Then the unpleasant task of going back to sleep started which took another 20 minutes and some crossword puzzle frustration.

Needless to say, I was relieved at 5:45 AM when I awoke to the sound of a downpour, a good excuse for no ralking and to go back to sleep. At 6:25 AM Zeus woke me again to tell me that it was no longer raining hard and if I put on a windbreaker it should be a nice morning. Ten minutes later I was in the car headed south for my usual hot spot when I had to turn on the windshield wipers, FULL SPEED! Zeus must have been expecting the cell phone call that I made to him because his first words were "I'm sorry, it wasn't doing this when I woke you".

The ralking was mostly running this morning, partly to keep warm. By the time I got home two hours later I was soaked through my lined windbreaker and my shoes were sloshing with each step. Wet clothing is hanging out to dry all over the garage and bathroom.

On the positive side, the roads were void of cars and the smell of rain was wonderful. Also, the numismatising was good. The weird find this morning was at a 7-11. Two quarters, a dime and a nickel, all stacked neatly on a sidewalk right in front of a Highway Patrol car in the parking lot.

Now I need to get that closet rod repaired. Zeus told me this morning that he is going to pare down the number of shirts that go back in the closet. That means a trip to the DI tomorrow! Yippee!

$4.13 1/2

7 comments:

athena said...

The cop has been watching you. He doesn't want you bothering patrons so he leaves a stash for you to find before getting too close.

The Numismatist said...

I never bother anyone. Except the McDonald's Window Warden (thanks to bleason for the phrase).

Regardless, if it is on the sidewalk I'll pick it up. Finders keepers.

KFinley said...

I'm afraid that my closet is going to do the same thing. Its starting to bow pretty bad...

Mrs. Dub said...

I am sad for your closet.

bleason said...

Those stacked coin finds are rare but so nice. I'm still jealous about the telephone banaza from last week.

Eris said...

No kidding - I heard a loud boom last night at about that time. I went outside to see which house had exploded. Now I know what it was.

The closet was clearly protesting the lack of shoes. Had you had more shoes, the shelf would have stayed up out of respect.

Mrs. Dub said...

I concur with Eris