So it's been a trying week for me. My air conditioner has gone out, and it's pretty hot. Not quite unbearable, but uncomfortable. I've been working a lot of hours, and the thought of getting another night of fitful sleep, being not so appealing, I spend a couple nights in my parents' guest room, until i would have some time to be there to let the A/C guy in (plus they live closer to work than i do, so it was a shorter drive, and free food--can't argue that). My bro stayed back at my place and proceeded to make messes and not clean them up. Oh, and when it went out, water leaked out of it somehow, and into the ceiling above my downstairs bathroom. More on that damned bathroom later. Well, that backfired, because my parents, who live in what you would consider a very safe area, apparently have a "knucklehead" teen who rummages through cars at night. I didn't know this, and I would usually lock my doors anyway, but I guess one night late after work when i was grabbing all my gear i didn't double check that it was locked, and my wallet was in the center console. I always have 200-300 bucks for emergency cash in my wallet, and that's gone, and I can live with that, but it's really tough and annoying to not have my credit cards. I had to call and cancel the card numbers and all that jazz. Annoying because the first number we found was for a random close branch where I didn't know anyone, and they were an idiot. Luckily, there was enough juice in my phone to get folks I knew on the horn at each bank, and that was settled. The cop was very professional. I appreciate that. Cops are much better out in the boonies than in the city. Last time something was stolen from one of our cars, we had to deal with Chicago police. blech. So then i get back to my place, and the downstairs toilet won't flush. Easy enough fix if I wasn't exhausted. Now on my weekend off I'm going to have to go grab some parts and replace the stupid crappy seal. Oh, and also the weirdest thing from my garage door. It's getting stuck as it goes up. not going down. it seems to close fine, but it'll stop partway up, and then just go back down. This morning, after much inspection of the rails, I can find no obstructions, and magically it seems to be working again. Why would it only be broken when I'm outside of my place trying to get in, but then once i'm in and able to see, then it works. It's a conspiracy against me. Anyway. So I'm already at wits end with the long weeks, and the mess, why does everything have to break too? Do you ever have days where it feels like the world is crashing down around you?