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Strike Three! Now I Know My Luck Is Going To Change

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Strike three, you're out!

Strike Three – You’re Out!

Strike one was my knee injury.

Strike two was Bob’s broken wrist.

Strike three is our busted AC unit.

They can’t install the new one for two weeks.

It’s a holiday weekend, so there will be a delay in ordering parts.


No air conditioning for two weeks?

In the heat of a North Texas summer?

Luckily Home Depot has some portable AC units in stock.

It’s not perfect, but it will do nicely.

I’ve had as much misfortune as I’m going to take.

We won’t be accepting any further applications.

All the open positions have been filled.

Go away, bad luck, I’m done.


This Story Won’t Get Posted Until Everyone Thinks It’s Funny

Mostly True Memoirs

It's not funny

It’s not funny.

It’s been a crazy awful week in my household.

One disaster is happening right after another.

Just when I think the bad luck is over, another awful thing happens.

Like the song says, sometimes you’re the windshield and sometimes you’re the bug.

This week, I’m the bug.

There’s nothing to do but take a deep breath and figure it all out.

“Are you going to post a story about this?” a friend asked.


It’s not funny.

Although now that I think about it, maybe it’s a little bit funny.

In a grim, twisted, gallows-humor sort of way.

Yeah, I’ll write that piece.

I won’t post it, though, until the other characters in the story approve.

Yeah, I have a warped sense of humor.

But I also have standards.