December 21, 2011

Abandoned by Technology

This deployment has brought with it a technological curse. Since Joshua left in February, here's a list of the things which have either become possessed or straight up died on me...in no particular order...

Waffle Maker
Laptop-only briefly until the Laptop Dr could fix it-Thank God!
Breast Pump
Cell phone-actually 2 cell phones, 3 different times
Washing Machine
Battery in my truck
Fuse Box-for the house...meaning no power to two rooms until it was fixed
Address Book-file on computer
DVD player in the truck-on the drive back from Florida
Laptop Cooling Thing-not the internal fan but the thing it sits on and has a fan that is powered by the laptop via USB (made a funny/slightly terrifying smell when it died)
iPod Shuffle
Dishwasher

And most recently...as in yesterday, my printer.

I'm not sure if that's an excessive amount, given that it's been 10 months and I'm sure most, if not all of these mini-disasters would have happened anyway but I married Joshua for two big reasons (other than the whole I love him and want to spend my life with him thing)...
A-he's tall...you know, so he can reach things that I can't and I can breed height back into my gene pool
and
B-he can fix just about anything...sure, I know how to fix a flat tire and if I absolutely had to, I could even change my own oil...probably...but that's just it, I married Joshua so I would never have to do anything remotely resembling mechanical/electrical work. 

So, I'm counting the days and praying nothing else breaks between now and when Joshua comes home because at this point, I'll most likely leave anything that abandons me for him to fix.

2 comments:

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Cassie said...

Oh girl I feel you! It's the deployment curse. My husband has barely been gone a month.. My car battery died, printer died, microwave took a turn for the worse, lap top charger (got chewed by dogs), cell phone charger some how broke in half... Yep... deployment curse.. Hoping for good deployment luck.

Oh && not to mention that the weather was normal before he left.. since he's left we've had blizzard warnings, severe wind warnings (up to 80mph), last night we had a foot of snow, and an earthquake this morning...

All the excitement happens when they are gone .