I should have known this was the beginning of the end. So Friday, I planned a fancy dinner for Julie when she got home from work. Actually, her favorite meal. Grilled fish with a fancy Mediterranean sauce that involves quite a lot of prep. Then she was going to be late... I downgraded, and took out some meat to grill. Then she was going to be wicked late. I gave Claire a bath, put her to bed, and had this meal all alone... Chili Mac N Japs on a chipped plate.
Then I saw this bro on my clock... I says to myself I says, "Dood, that's a termite." Self looks it up on the internet (after seeing a dozen more in the house), and self confirms. The bug people are coming out in two days... the bug people already come out once a quarter and we pay them. Termites say, "they do a bang up job."
Did I mention we had a leak out at the street? Tons of water pouring out in front of our yard during drought season? Yeah... Plumber says (in an Australian accent that my wife deemed as "dreamy") that there's nothing up to code under our yard that can be fixed legally. Give him 3 large, and everything will be taken care of... goodbye rockstar plant... I could have bought 200 of you for this price, so who would complain that you're gone?
After these aholes are done, I get to put the dirt/rocks back in the ground and replace the grass outta my pocket, b/c 3000 bucks doesn't go as far as it used to. You'd think for that money, a dreamy voiced plumber would bring all his dreamy voiced naked girlfriends over to fix this problem... I asked, and turns out to not be the case.
The upside is we aren't lugging a baby, formula, clothes, makeup, selves up to the mother in law's (though I packed everything) for the evening b/c the plumbers pulled some strings, and dadgumit... they got our water back on! Thanks plumbers! Ready for plumbing class!!