14 March 2016

Catastrophes of the Cs this weekend

Catastrophes of the Cs this weekend, Saturday the 12th and Sunday the 13th.  
1. Computers, left my work computers in Richmond.  
2. Card for my camera, misplaced, lost it.   
3. Cup – my favorite mug - smashed. 
4. Cage (tomato) – its wires were clawed tightly into the tiller’s tines. 

This is a weekend of disasters with items starting with C.  
1. Computers – which I put in a bag and took with me to a Curry Club gathering at noon down in Richmond, going to a home after lunch for chai and conversations for 2 hours – realized I’d left it there when we got home in Charlottesville. What to do? 
2. Memory card – went to off load my photos from the Saturday’s activities on my home computer, and took it out of the camera, and then misplaced it and lost it.  Spent almost an hour desperately trying to find it all over the house. Went to bed and started another search Sunday morning.  Where was it? 
3. Cup – while making my fresh brew of ground coffee in my French Press pot, I thoroughly washed my favorite tall hand-made mug, placing it carefully to dry, and WHAM got knocked over and SMASHED on the floor.  What to do? Cry. 
4. Tomato cage. After our 3 hour afternoon journey to Richmond and back, we went to plant onions and peas in our Azalea garden, starting the tiller in the community shed with a specially made starter cord (last year’s was stolen), tilled two rows, and then went to return it to the shed but it ran over and tilled a wire tomato cage tightly into the roto tines. Tough wire – What to do? And it was starting to rain and getting dark.

What we did - 

1. Called the Richmond home and arranged to drive the 1.5 hours down to get the bag at 1:30 pm and drive the 1.5 hours back. Had to do it on Sunday because the bag had a) my work computer b) my work I-Pad, and c) my work backup hard drive. At least it wasn’t raining.

2. The wonderful cup is smashed beyond repair – Deej lent me her nice dark blue tall Library mug until I get another mug.

3. After searching for the 8th time in all the normal places – found the card in my old knapsack pocket – how did it get there? And then my home computer’s card reader wouldn’t recognize it. What! Found and used an old USB plug in reader. Whew! Love those computers.

4. The tomato cage wires was tightly wound into the tiller.  Almost impossible to pull or move. Made a special ½ hour trip back to home to get wire cutters – then they barely worked.  Each of 8 cuts took over 3 minutes.   Slowly, carefully unwound the wire, taking over 30 minutes to do that, and of course it started to rain, though luckily lightly.  Then put the tiller back in the community shed. 

Wow, I hope I don’t ever again have a weekend of catastrophes – especially of those 4 Cs or anything similar.