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Sinking Ship


It’s really nothing I’m not used to.

Car is down. (Been down for months.) I should probably just junk it altogether.
I mean, if Fiona Apple can live without a car (she’s never had her license- ever) then darn it, I can too. Except she has millions of dollars.

And then Josh has to go out of town on business for a week.

Wouldn’t you know the very day he leaves town, the office here shuts down the water to fix somebody’s broken pipe? It’s 5:51 p.m. and it’s going on 40+ hours without water. I can’t flush the toilet, couldn’t brush my teeth last night- can’t wash the dishes- this seriously sucks. And I love how there’s no warning or notice beforehand. Just- POOF.

This makes focusing on my last few days of school THAT MUCH HARDER.

I walked to the store earlier and carried back 20 bottles of water; a little over 3 gallons. I was able to wash out a few things to have some breakfast. Looks like I’ll be ordering Chinese tonight- thank God they deliver. I called the home office in Pennsylvania to ask when it might be back on, seeing how it’s been more than 24 hours. The owner’s daughter sounded embarrassed and apologized repeatedly: she had no idea it was even off. Lovely.

I could really use a shower. I’m scrufftastic!

Today I’ll finish up my Intro to Social Work class, which will leave two classes remaining.
I wonder what I’m going to write about when school is out. Haa.
Surely I have other things to focus on?!

[crickets chirping]

6 responses

  1. yvo

    awwww come onnn! sheesh!! let’s see what else could make these last two days even MORE challenging?? How about a non- stop crappy marching band of clowns playing out-of-tune tubas??? Now that’s poetic! fucking A! Hang in there you smelly little brainy potatoe head!!! Just laughing with ya. that’s all I got!! You’re almost there!!!! Go BB!!!!!! xxx

    May 1, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    • non- stop crappy marching band of clowns playing out-of-tune tubas??? <<<<< HAAA. I needed that!


      May 1, 2014 at 6:31 pm

  2. Shit, I been there babe – buying bottled water, shitting in a bin bag, washing with water heated on the cooker. I also lived once for three weeks in a flat without electricity…candles are nice, but when they get knocked over, wax is impossible to get out of a carpet! How are you getting on? xx

    May 5, 2014 at 6:08 am

    • The water is getting fixed as we speak (type), Tom, thanks for asking! By the way, “Sharks” has some real staying power. I still hear you singing “Could you…” over and over and it’s really interesting that only two words could be the entire hook- but they are! Also, just let my guy Josh hear it (we played it on You Tube) and he agrees as I do that we could imagine a beat coming in right around the 2nd verse. Really though, it’s a great piece of art and I could see it going mainstream- beautiful song. :0)

      May 5, 2014 at 4:17 pm

  3. Good news about the water! these things test us…but as ever, your blog shows your resilience, Birgitta. Thanks for your comments about my music, it means a lot. I get what you mean about the 2nd verse, it does kind of build in intensity from there on. If you feel like sharing it with anyone else, go ahead! (no pressure) 🙂 xx

    May 5, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    • Well, I’d love to share your song with my whopping 200 followers (ha) but this is finals week and I’m preparing to give a 10 minute speech on autism- then I’m off to study for my last two finals. Currently swamped!

      Thanks for thinking of me!

      May 5, 2014 at 6:00 pm


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