Topic: Murphy's Law in action - 41st Wedding Anniversary
Today Jennifer and I have been married 41 years. The plan was to celebrate the way we normally do - spend a couple days at a State park lodge here in Ohio or one of the neighboring states. This year we planned to stay at Blackwater State Park lodge in West Virginia - or at least that was the plan until Murphy's Law kicked in.
She has been wanting to "spruce up" the kitchen a little so I ordered new counter tops for our kitchen cabinets, a new range hood, new sink and the garbage disposal she has always wanted. I thought I'd be done over the weekend and we would be sitting around the fireplace at the lodge this evening. The lumber yard called Friday to let me know the counter tops we ordered wouldn't be in until Sunday. On Saturday I installed the range hood and began working on running wire and a switch for the disposal. I needed to remove the dishwasher to access the wiring - that's when I found that the supply line to the dishwasher had been leaking and water had been running under the "floating" kitchen floor I installed a few years back. On Sunday, after driving to town to pick up the new counter tops, I removed a couple of the base cabinets and some of the flooring to see how extensive the water damage was, then some more flooring and cabinets until finally all the cabinets and half of the kitchen floor was removed. Didn't get to bed until 2 AM and spent today running a dehumidifier and applying ant-mold agents to ensure everything is fine once I begin putting everything back together. Jen and I were laughing this morning about having an anniversary breakfast of toast and cold cereal eaten off of paper plates and bowls because we don't have a stove hooked up to cook anything or a sink to wash dishes, I'm sure glad she has a sense of humor. On one of my runs into town to get plumbing supplies I bought her a card and a bouquet of flowers - with the way our luck is running the flowers will be dead by morning. Oh yeah, we can also look forward to single digit temps and snow the next few days.