One Of Those Days!

It’s just been one of those days. Where to even begin? I walked outside this morning with the dogs for their morning walk only to find the mailbox on the ground and the wooden post it once sat on smashed to pieces and scattered about. The neighbors big honkin plastic monstrosity of a mailbox was also pulled out of the ground. It looked like someone ran up on the curb and took them both out . . . but they are right next to a utility pole that looked untouched.

Well I later found out there was a car accident (which I somehow slept through) and that is what happened. The neighbors already have their giant box up and in the ground, but we are SOL until I go buy a new one. However this is an opportunity to fix our mailboxes, which are reversed. I’ve blogged about this before, but basically they bought this gigantic one piece plastic mailbox and the only way it would fit in the space by the road is to switch ours around. Well first the post office didn’t like this and told us so. Hey we didn’t do it, they did it without consulting us! Second, which is the most annoying aspect for me, is that anytime I order food to be delivered or someone has to deliver anything and doesn’t know us; well they go down the wrong driveway and usually end up at a 3rd neighbor’s house, who are unfortunately caught in the middle of the mailbox issue. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched the pizza man drive over there and then call me to ask where the hell I live. I think I’m just getting a big ass mailbox just like theirs and putting them in the right positions again. Honestly I really want to put ours in the ground and make theirs mysteriously vanish.

The most frustrating part is because we officially don’t have a proper mailbox, the mail man can choose not to deliver our mail till we fix it. I guess it’s official policy the mail has to go in a mailbox or something. I was going to put the mailbox, the metal part which did survive, up on my porch for the time being. However that apparently won’t fly either. Honestly, I think the mail man just doesn’t want to have to get out of his truck to walk up our steps and leave our mail in our door till the problem gets fixed.

In other unfortunate news, I lost a day of work basically because of PC issues. This morning one of my blogs was messed up, it turned out it was a database issue that I finally got fixed. Then I spent the rest of the day running virus scans, spyware scans and check disks on my laptop. For some reason my laptop all of the sudden decided it didn’t want to connect to any other PC or my videogame systems, which are all set up to share media. I don’t know why this happened, I didn’t change anything that I know of. So it was either a spyware or some other issue like a fricken Microsoft Update (which has already broken other things on the PC earlier this month). I still have not resolved the issue and gave up. I suspect it’s actually the crummy router, which I know I need to replace. I switched it out for another (malfunctioning) router and that effectively killed the desktop from sharing media as well. It was at least working, now it’s not.

So this weekend I am not only getting a new router, but a new mailbox. Hey at least the stores are in the same shopping center! Anyway, I just ended up with one big migraine over everything as I just became frustrated. I’m one of those people if something isn’t working the way it should, especially with my PCs, I have to make it work or it eats at me.

On a more positive and fun note, tomorrow night I’m going to hang out with my friend Jen. I’m taking the PS3 over to her house so we can get our drink on and our “Singstar” on! We’ll also probably watch some movies as well. We’ll have to watch something first while our buzz kicks in, as neither one of us will want to sing in front of the other sober!

I’m also giving serious thought to another tattoo. I’ve wanted one for years, but at the same time would like to have the two I have recolored. Your supposed to have them refreshed every 5 years. I’m usually good about plastering on sunscreen, so they haven’t faded per say. But they have lost a bit of the brightness in their color. Anyway, the tattoo I’ve wanted for years is, of course, Wonder Woman. I would get it on my back shoulder. I even know what I want, I just have to select “which” comic representation of Wonder Woman I’d want it to be of. I’m narrowing it down!


5 Responses to “One Of Those Days!”

KipEsquire Says:

Well, the day’s over. Hope your tomorrow is nothing but sunshine. 🙂


Aravis Says:

Yeah, it sounds like a good time to get that mailbox/address thing worked out. I don’t know how you put up with that as long as you did!

I’m the same way about computer problems. I cannot let it go until I get it fixed. If I have to go to bed, I do so grudgingly, and it’s the first thing I think about as soon as I wake up, which usually happens a lot earlier than usual because the problem is just bugging me so badly. Good luck getting it all straightened out!


Becky Says:

I hope that by now your computers problems are fixed, or at least on their to being fixed! Wow, that whole mailbox thing would have sent me over the edge quite awhile ago…you must have patience. Have fun singing at your friend’s house.


Cheryl Says:

Sorry to hear about your mailbox issues Dustin! I feel your pain – a few months ago, a bunch of losers (sorry if that offends anyone) thought it would be a good time to ride through my neighborhood and take a bat to a bunch of random mailboxes – one of them being mine! Luckily it was still on the post so we still got mail but the door was hanging off and there was a huge dent in it. We had to buy a new one which unfortunately got hit by the mailman a few weeks later so we had to rig something up so the door can stay on. I have a PO Box that I seriously considered having all of my mail routed to. I hope today is better for you!


Carrie Says:

Wow that really stinks about the mailbox and address issues! I couldn’t have tolerated that! I hope you get it all worked out soon!!