Monday, April 4, 2011

Anticipating Disaster?

Yesterday was windy and warm. Really it was downright hot. I heard later on the news that we got up to 89. It would have been a great day to get some outdoor chores done but for the wind. I thought about mowing, but remembered that the last time I mowed in that kind of wind I ended up with lots of grass in my mouth.






I decided to clean and load the outdoor soda machine. It is on the front porch and I was hoping to get the 8 cases of cans out of the area behind my desk. The wind was knocking the big door a bit as I scrubbed the inside and it wasn't the easiest job to do. But, when I brought out the cases of cans and opened the first one, Diet Coke, and sat it on end, the fun began. The wind knocked the case over, one can rolled and hit a rock, which pierced the can and I got sprayed as I chased the other cans down. I was determined to get at least one case in the machine and as I was putting what I thought were the last two cans in a big gust of wind grabbed the door and the whole machine tipped. Fortunately, we have low ceilings and it couldn't tip all the way over. I stopped and decided to give up.





I worked on my reservation book instead and cleaned up my desk in the office. Even though I had a good night's sleep on Friday night, I did not fare so well on Saturday night and last night wasn't great. The doctor I saw did think that my poor sleep pattern has a lot to do with my palpitations. She offered some medication, but I really don't want to start taking anything. So, I suppose it should come as no surprise that my mind seems to be failing.......





I went into the store this morning to discover that I had left the coffee pot on all day yesterday and all night. First I set the towel on fire in the microwave and now I have created another fire hazard with the coffee maker. Am I just forgetful due to lack of sleep or do I have a subconscious desire to burn the building down?






Perhaps I am simply distracted by all the news footage that Southwest Airlines is getting. This is the airline I am scheduled to fly next week. The top of the plane ripped loose and they lost cabin pressure. I suppose I should be paying more attention when they give you all those tips at the beginning of the flight ............ you know, the ones about how to secure the oxygen mask and seat cushion in water. For survival. No wonder I can't sleep.

12 comments:

Mamma has spoken said...

I saw that about Southwestern the day I flew out of Anchorage. Made me look at the ceiling of the plane every time there was a funny noise.
Hope you get some sleep soon!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

I think you're sleep deprived. Thinking about SW airlines is not helping any, that's for sure.

I'm very glad the soda machine didn't fall all the way over on you! That would have been awful.

ellen abbott said...

It's been very windy here today. It can be maddening.

I think you need sleep. Got a spare room? Close yourself up by yourself for a night or two. Use earplugs.

SkippyMom said...

They aren't going to put another plane in the air that isn't safe, so you are good. And it is only the 737s so perhaps you may be taking a different size plane. [That is pretty dang big, check to ease your mind].

I wish you sleep - nothing worse then to go without sleep.

And put he who sleeps through anything on the couch. He can handle it and he can take care of the pups too. Take care sweetie.

houndstooth said...

Maybe you should try taking the meds so you can remember all those instructions they give you at the beginning of the flight! :P

Val Thevictorian said...

I am sure that somewhere on Google there is a statistic about how much more likely the average campground owner is to be trapped under a soda machine than to be sucked out the ceiling of an airplane. ;)

Brian Miller said...

ok i snickered a bit at the soda machine escapade...fogive me...hope all is clear when you fly...dont worry its safe...

jojo said...

It's probably the safest time to fly SW since they are checking and rechecking all their planes...makes sense right? right???

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Nancy said...

We're flying Southwest next week as well. Ghaa - is there any wonder there are so many nervous ailments? Is there anything we DON'T need to worry about these days?

WhisperingWriter said...

I plan on flying Southwest next month and I'm a little nervous..

labbie1 said...

Val Thevictorian--That is SO FUNNY!!!! OHMYGOSH!!!! I just snorted my coffee through my nose...