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My Bad Hair Day

Updated on October 14, 2016

Christmas Eve


I am so glad this Christmas Eve is better than the last one, actually it was very good.

My brother came over Christmas Eve and we reminisced about our childhood, and I was reminded about the one day that could be considered worse than my bad hair day. This was a wonderful visit, which I enjoyed very much.

Leading up to my Bad Hair Day!


My Bad Hair Day actually started a year ago yesterday and it was one 'bad hair' day to remember.

My bad hair day actually started on Tuesday, peaked the following and leveled out Christmas day.

For over a week I had planned to touch-up my gray roots so my hair would look nice for Christmas. I had purchased the root touch-up a couple of weeks ago. I was prepared to tackle the gray roots on Monday which ended up being late Saturday evening (Christmas Eve).

Leaking Washer
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Delivery of the new washing machine

Just before Thanksgiving, my old washing machine was leaking really badly, since that time, my husband and I had been talking about buying a new one. And when we saw a washer at the local home improvement store, which was on sale for half price. Although I do not care for all the bells and whistles it has, we, decided to buy it anyway and it was scheduled to be delivered December 20th, the Tuesday before Christmas.

The Monday before Christmas, the home improvement store's representative where Honey Bunny (my husband) and I had purchased the new washing machine called to say it would be delivered the following day, Tuesday between 3pm and 6pm, as scheduled.


Preparing for a new washing Machine is not as easy as it seems

Preparing for a new washing machine is not as easy as it seems.--and involves many trips to the men's toy stores, (i.e. tool, home improvement, and hardware.)

Honey Bunny decided that we should take the old leaky washer out so I could scrub the tiles underneath in preparation for the new washer. When the washer hoses were disconnected, we discovered that both the hot and cold water valves were leaking and needed replacing.

Right away, I knew my root touch-up was not going to happen today, as we headed out to the home improvement store.

We purchased the valves, and hubby installed them, while I mopped up the water on the laundry room floor. I turned on the water in the laundry tub, to rinse out the mop, and only got a trickle, when Hubby saw the water from the faucet was not running like it should, for some unknown reason. Honey Bunny thought it was a clog in the water lines, so he proceeded to take everything apart, to make sure this was the problem, and found out it was not a clog in the water lines, but a problem in the faucet itself. Instead of repairing it he decided to replace both the faucet and the laundry tub.

Tuesday morning, I woke up with a headache, nothing major. I took an extra strong aspirin tablet and went on about my usual daily activities. Honey Bunny was still asleep when I started making our breakfast, and by the time breakfast was ready, he was awake and up. We ate our breakfast and then we were off and running.

Hubby and I headed out to the two local home improvement stores (men's toy store as I call them), to purchase the laundry tub and faucet, and to install them before the new washing machine was delivered.

If you have ever been to the men's toy store, you know how long it can take, and today it seemed to take longer than normal, or maybe because my headache was getting worse and my hip was hurting from too much walking, or maybe because I was anxious to have my new washing machine delivered, or maybe a combination of all the above.


Murphy's law: if anything can go wrong, it will!!!

We purchased a new tub, and a new faucet, we also purchased chrome compression water lines, instead of the flexible Kind.

After we came home and ate the light lunch I prepared. Honey Bunny started to take the old faucet and laundry tub apart and assemble the new ones. And I sat down at the computer to read my e-mail, and that is when the full blown migraine hit.

I turned off the computer and went to bed. At this point I did not care if my new machine was delivered today or not, and if it was hubby would just have to handle everything. No root touch-up today either.

Needless to say, the new laundry tub, faucet, and water lines were not installed. Fortunately, the laundry room floor was clean and ready for my new washing machine.


Hubby always says "If you have a million of one item, and only one of them is a lemon, you can be sure, I will always end-up with the lemon!"

It seemed like I just dozed off, when shortly after 4pm the delivery man called to say he was on the way with my new washing machine. The ringing of the phone nearly sent me into orbit and the nausea hit full force, I just made it to the bath room in time. I am sure anyone who has ever had a migraine can relate.

With the room still spinning I made my way back to bed and had just dozed off again when the drive way alarm went off, (an alarm that tells us someone or something is on the driveway.)Honey Bunny realized what the sound was doing to me and, turned off the alarm and closed the bedroom door.

I know that hubby was trying to keep the sound down as much as possible, and although I could still hear faint sounds of the washing machine being delivered, and the beeping of the security alarm when the door is opened, I dozed off again. Then I heard the beeping of the door being opened and closed, over and over again. I thought how many times does he have to go in and out? Just deliver the washing machine! Hook it up, test it and it is done. Then it got quiet and I dozed off again.

Suddenly the beep of the door started again and I heard Honey Bunny saying to the delivery man, "If you have a million of one item and only one of them is a lemon, I will always end-up with the lemon."

I thought (like the microwave, but that is another story) so why can't I pick the winning lottery numbers?

I found out later that the first washing machine that was delivered would not even turn on. That is the reason for going in and out, so much, was to test the circuit breaker and electric plug.

The washing machine was taken back to the store and another one delivered.


A trip to the emergency room

I got out of bed about 9:30pm and hubby looked at me and said, I am taking you to the E.R.

We arrived at the E.R. at 9:40pm and they gave me medication that knocked me out. After 3 hours and making sure my blood pressure was normal, they sent me home. I slept till almost noon on Wednesday. Poor hubby had to fend for himself. He did not work on the tub and we just relaxed the rest of Wednesday and all day Thursday. I did not feel like doing the root touch-up either day.

Friday, Honey Bunny worked outside, fixing a flat tire on the tractor and mulching leaves. He then connected the chrome water lines only to find they were too long, and he cut them and had to bend them to fit, and then found that he could not connect them to the faucet because he did not have the room to get a tool in between the tub and the back of the cabinet to tighten them, and when he made the connection to the faucet first and dropped the tub into the cabinet, the water lines did not line up. By this time he was too tired to go to the store for the flexible water lines. And again, I did not feel like doing my hair touch-up.

Saturday, my last chance to do my root touch-up, and it has to be today, or wait till after Christmas. Hubby says "you can do that after we go get the flexible water lines, and I also want to pick-up the vacuum we saw advertised at the other store, and as hubby said, "I want to be home in time to watch the football game at noon, and you can do your hair then."

We made a bee-line to the store that had advertised the shop type-vacuum cleaner, but as usual they were all gone, sold out. The vacuum cleaner forgotten for the moment, we went back to the home improvement store. We bought the flexible water lines to connect the laundry tub faucet then did some other shopping. By the time we got home, we had missed part of the football game, and the Jets were playing.

During commercials Honey Bunny decided to connect the water lines and found out he had gotten 3/8 not 1/2 inch size. Hubby said "I don't want to miss the rest of the game". Since I had not started my root touch-up, I told him that I would return the water lines and get the correct ones. He asked me to check and see if they have the same vacuum advertised at the other store, and find out the cost.

After getting the correct water lines, I found an associate to help me find the advertised vacuum that was on sale at the other store. They only had one left, and the home improvement store manager matched the other store's sale price, and I purchased it for him. I told Honey Bunny that a woman took the last one, but did not tell him that woman was me. His look of disappointment was such that I almost told him; I bought it, but could not pass-up the chance to surprise him, which is next to impossible to do.


Finally, no more gray

Finally, I could use the root touch up, and have no more gray. I mixed the ingredients and put the root touch-up on per the instructions and waited for the appropriate time then rinsed it out, I then rolled my hair and hubby said, "Your hair looks darker at the roots." Maybe it will be lighter when it dries, I told him anyway, and this is supposed to only last 3 weeks, and is supposed to cover the gray and blend in with any shade of blond, and I bought the palest blond.

The next morning I took the rollers out of my hair and just about freaked out. Yeah the gray was gone only now instead of gray hair, now my roots were a dark brown, and to make things worse, hubby said "Boy do you look tired." That was just what I needed to hear.

I was so upset. It is Christmas day and I am going to Church, I don't have time to wash my hair to see if the roots will lighten, and it might not help much, if at all. On top of that I don't even have a wig to wear, not even a cap to cover my hair.


Oh, man!

Oh, man!
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We made it to the church on time

I reluctantly got dressed, black top with red skirt and black panty hose. Now all I need is red shoes. I looked in the closet, pull out a pair of red shoes and put them on, oh no! My big toes turn up on the end and my toe nails would rub against the top of the shoes and rub holes in the toes of my panty hose. I settled for black high heel pumps instead, which were not as tight.

I was resigned to the fact that I could not do anything about my darkened roots, and had to accept that it is a bad hair day. As I pull on my coat and the button came off in my hand. I sewed the button back on and put my coat back on.

Oh, no....Honey Bunny is not even ready, as usual. We had decided last night that we would be on time, for once.

Hubby is the kind of person would rather be an hour late, than 10 minutes early and I on the other hand would rather be an hour early than 10 minutes late, so all year we compromised and "EVERY" Sunday we were usually 5 to 10 minutes late. Today I wanted to be on time, not just because it is Christmas day, and church is so crowded, and we have to park in the parking lot of the business across the street (an extremely busy street) from the church.

We made it to church with about 2 minutes to spare. When we walk into the Narthex, our friend Sue is holding the door open to the Worship space. It is like a custom for her to say "How pretty you look", but she did not say that today and I was looking at her eyes to see if she was looking at my bad hair, as I hugged her and wished her a Merry Christmas.

As we entered the Worship space, I walked toward our usual seats, on the front row. I glance around at Hubby and realize he is looking for seats near the back. I am thinking of the old cliché: 'Everybody wants to be in the back of the church, the front of the bus and the middle of the road.' For the moment I was not thinking of my bad hair. I continued down the aisle to the front row. Hubby reluctantly followed me, although he does not mind the front row as long as it is the one hidden behind the piano, but that row was full, so we sat in the front row of the next section, facing the Priest.

Our church is in the round with 8 sections cut like pie slices and between each slice is an aisle, with a large circle in the middle for the Altar and where the Priest and Pastoral Assistant sit which is in a front row of one section. We are on time and the Priest and Pastoral Assistant are not seated yet.


Church Worship Space
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Everybody wants to be in the back of the church, the front of the bus and middle of the road

Oh, oh. I look around and all the front rows of each section are empty. I asked are the front rows reserved? Hubby whispered. I don't think so, I whispered back, as I looked at each section it seemed that everybody was looking back at me. Are they looking at my bad hair? I wanted to run to the back of the church, too late to change seats now.

We started to sing a song that I thought I knew the words to, so I did not pick-up the hymnal. I was singing and realized the whole row behind us was not singing. There was not one person singing to drown-me-out when I sang the wrong words. Now, if everyone was not looking at my bad hair they would be looking to see who sang the wrong words and then they would see my bad hair.

Relieved when the song ended, I tried to concentrate on Fr. Staiowski's homily. As he spoke, I suddenly felt like something was ripping open on my upper thigh and creeping down to my knee. My skirt did not cover my knees completely, so I crossed my legs and cupped my hand over my left knee to cover the run in my panty hose.

With the homily over all was quiet in the church, as the Pastoral Assistant, with his eyes down cast while breaking the bread for communion, I think of another cliché: 'Silence is Golden.' Almost on queue with my thoughts, the silence is brokenby the sound of a cell phone. The assistant looks up and I thought he was looking at me. My mind is screaming "It is not my cell phone. Mine plays "I drove all night".

On our way home or somewhere else I called to see if Zane, (our grandson) wanted to go out with us. I called the land-line phone I wanted to say something profound which will touch his heart and would inspire him to want to share this day of Jesus birth with us. He did not answer; I call his cell phone still no answer. We go home and I made our breakfast. We are supposed to go to Walter's (our son's) house for Christmas dinner.

I wanted to wash out the bad hair, but did not have enough time. Oh well! We went to have Christmas dinner and exchange gifts with Walter, his girlfriend, her parents, sibling and her 2 daughters.

I gave my hubby a remote control helicopter which I purchased before the vacuum (what else would you give someone who has everything?) and then I gave him the vacuum. It is the first time ever, in our 28 years of marriage that I surprised him, which made me glad that I did not tell him that I was the woman who bought the last one.

Christmas day turned out to be a very pleasant evening. All-in-all, it has been a Merry Christmas, in spite of my bad hair day.


© 2012 Shyron E Shenko

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      Shyron E Shenko 9 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, my dear friend, I appreciate you, I truly do.

      I equate a bad hair day to anything that is bad for Americans, thank you for the idea.

      The current situation will affect the bald men more that the ones with bad hair who have no cushion to ease the impact.

      Blessings and hugs my friend

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      C E Clark 9 months ago from North Texas

      I wish having a bad hair day was the worst thing that a person had to worry about. I don't even think about my hair. I wash it and let it air dry and beyond that it does what it wants to.

      Of course it you relate 'a bad hair day' to what's going on in our government right now, everyday is a bad hair day.

      More and more people are about to discover it's a good idea to think through exactly what sort of changes one would like to see happen rather than just telling the genie they want a change with no direction whatever.

      Mr. Hoover is about to rise much higher on the great U.S. presidents of all time scale. Most people don't remember, but things were so bad during his administration that people were literally starving to death in this country. Trump will make Hoover seem like an angel sent straight from God.

      With this new president, even bald headed men are about to experience a bad hair day. Wait and see, it's only just begun . . .

      Hope all is well with you and John. Blessings and hugs dear friend . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 10 months ago from Texas

      Dream on, thank you for reading and commenting on my hub, I do appreciate you, and thank you for the good wishes.

      Blessings my friend

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      DREAM ON 11 months ago

      Wow your hub covered so much detail. I'm fifty two and two of my older brothers went almost bald and my hair is thinning out more each day. So if I don't keep it short every day is a bad hair day. I laughed all the way through your story because I have gone through problems with my washer that I tried to fix and with no success. I am the one who puts a band aid on a large cut and all you can see is blood. I never am able to fix the problem I just compound the problem. Thank you for sharing and life is funny, crazy and wild just like you said. Hope you are feeling wonderful. I have no luck with my own leaky washing machine and I always can't find the right tool. Good things come to those who wait.

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      Shyron E Shenko 17 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comments and for coming back to read about my bad day. I have had worse day since I wrote this but don't think they would be of interest.

      Blessings and Hugs my dear friend.

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      C E Clark 17 months ago from North Texas

      With the awful heat and humidity of the season, how does one NOT have a bad hair day? Literally a bad hair day, and then figuratively a bad hair day as well?? Will I ever sleep again?

      Hope all is well there dear friend. Blessings and hugs. Take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 20 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you so very much for the comment, compliment and sharing.

      The storms were not that bad, but it makes the grass grow, and I now am the one doing the cutting and the people who dug up the ditch made it impossible for me to mow, I guess I need to go talk to the town manager about the destruction.

      Hope everything is picking up for you and hope you are well

      Blessings and hugs dear friend.

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      C E Clark 21 months ago from North Texas

      Sharing this excellent article again. I know many people can identify with it. Wish that bad hair was the worst of my problems.

      Hope you faired OK with yesterday's storms. Understand it caused a lot of trouble in Fort Worth, what with high winds and huge hail. 8 birds were killed at the Fort Worth Zoo by hail. Flamingos, a pelican, an ibis, and a swan. Roofs were torn off around town and of course there was flooding. I had just gotten inside when it started hailing here.

      Hope you and John are OK and suffered no problems as a result of the storms. Blessings dear friend . . . take care . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Rebecca, so good to see you, thank you for reading and commenting, I do appreciate you.

      Have a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving.

      Blessings and Hugs.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Patricia, thank you for the comments, compliment, and share, I do appreciate you.

      I too have many days like this. I try not to let these get me down, but with migraines I'm always down.

      Angels are returning with Blessings and Hugs

      Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! ss

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      Rebecca Mealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Oh my! What a streak of bad luck. I hope this holiday season finds you happy and healthy!

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Too funny I think we all have had one 'bad hair day' (although fill in some other word in place of hair). I try TRY TRY to take everything in stride, Shyron. There are times like this 'if anything can possibly go wrong, it will' kind of few days you had. I had one like it 2 days ago and I said to my daughter...one out of 365 just 'ain't' bad!!!

      What fun that you did surprise Honey Bunnie (I call lots of folks Hunnie Bunnie.love that)....this was a great read.

      Angels are on the way to you this Thanksgiving week. ps

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comment and sharing. I know you have had many bad hair days especially of late. Praying that things turn out better for you.

      Blessings and hugs.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Well, I'm just lucky I have some hair to be bad! Keeps falling out by the bunches. Expect lots of people can identify with a day when everything seems to go wrong. I've had a number of them myself. Sharing.

      Hope all is well with you both. Blessings . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comments and for sharing this. I had another one of those bad hair days Monday. Boy looking forward to winter, never thought I would say that.

      Downloading Windows 10. right now.

      I hope all is well with you.

      Blessings and Hugs.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      A great hub that I think many people can identify with. Everyone has a day like this every once in a while I think. Sharing of course.

      Hope you are both enjoying the cooler weather. Blessings and hugs dear friend . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for all that you do, I really appreciate you and all that you do.

      Hope all is well with you.

      Blessings and hugs always

      Shyron

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Came by to share this again. My hair is probably the only thing that didn't cause more problems today -- but there's still time.

      Hope all is well with you guys. Blessings, take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Patricia, thank you for the comment and the Angels.

      Oh, I still have a comedy of errors still happen, like this past Wednesday, tractor would not start, needed new battery, got rear ended on the way home, got home at 5 pm, walk behind mower would not start, had a meeting to go to at 7pm, did not get anything done that day. Positive on that day, you sent Angels to help me.

      Blessings and Hugs.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      O my...we have ALL had days (multiple days like this, in fact) and a migraine on top of it all is the tipping point (I have them too but not nearly like I did in my past thank God for that).

      Your events were a comedy of errors although no doubt at the time none of it probably seemed funny.

      Glad for you that all is calm...is how Christmas evening turned out...

      Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Audrey, thank you for the visit. They happen often enough, some worse than this, requiring a trip to the ER, but hopefully one day they will stop.

      Thank you for the comment.

      Blessings and Hugs dear friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Dear Peachy, I did and, I have had worse, some where I had to go to the ER, but have not had one in the last week. Sometimes when I know a headache is coming on I can head it off (pun intended).

      Thank you for the comment and for stopping by.

      Have a blessed day.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Oh man! That was a bad hair day!! Hope they don't happen often!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      It sounds you really haf a bad hair day but good thing that your honey is supportive

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Seems like everyday is a bad hair day anymore. Another ice storm to arrive day after tomorrow. To rain tonight. I tired of it all and ready for a reprieve. Hope you and John are staying warm. I'm trying and it works better some times than others. Blessings . . .

      Sharing again.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Hi Deborah, thank you for the visit and the comment.

      Bless you

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait, for the comment, up votes and for sharing.... You are appreciated.

      I hope all is well with you.

      God Bless you my dear friend.

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      Deborah-Diane 3 years ago from Orange County, California

      Yes, we all have those disastrous days once in a while. So frustrating!

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Hope you have had fewer bad hair days, or better yet, none at all. Of course things go wrong every now and then and that's a part of this life. This is a great story to read when everything is going wrong so that a person can see that they aren't alone in difficult times. Others experience them too.

      Voted up and awesome. Sharing with followers.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you DealForALiving, for the comment, I am glad you enjoyed it.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for your comment, fb post, up votes and sharing.

      I am saying prayers it will be cool weather for you tomorrow. It will be okay for me as long as the AC is working. Hubby can't go out yet, but yes he is getting much better.

      Blessing and hugs dear friend.

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      Sam Deal 3 years ago from Earth

      I'm going to read this again around Christmas time - really enjoyed it~

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Came back to read this in contemplation of tomorrow. I'll have to go out into the heat again then and I'm not looking forward to it. The job is fine except for the heat, and of course I could use still more hours, but once the heat goes away again for a while, all will be better.

      Posting on FB, sharing on HP, and voted up and awesome!

      Hope your day is going well and that John is feeling better and better!

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, it is always a pleasure to see a comment from you, it tells me you are okay.

      Yes it is easy to imagine that I am the only one with problems when everthing is going wrong. That is why I was so happy that the "Good Word" from Jo was Blessed, it made me realize that my blessings are more than my problems.

      Thank you for the up votes, comments, pinning and sharing. Yes I did draw the leaking washer. I think I should have put tears in the eyes, LOL. You are not the only one who can miss the forest hidden behind the trees.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Every day here is a lot like this one you wrote about. Always something to make the day a ways from perfect, but no one every promised perfection in this life did they?

      It's easy when things are going wrong to imagine one is the only person in the world with problems but of course that is never true. This good article of yours is a good example for anyone down in the dumps because things aren't going well at the moment, to see that they are not alone. Lots of people at any given time are going through difficulties and hardship of one kind or another. No one is immune.

      Voting this up and UAI. Pinning to AH, and sharing. I love the leaking washer -- did you draw it? I know it's probably been there forever, but I can pass something for 20 years without seeing it . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, yes I have bad hair days, lots of them, once we had every appliance going out on the same day.

      Yesterday's rain was a welcome relief from the drought, what does that mean to me? I have to cut grass. I sure hope the rain was kind to you and did not cause you to many problems.

      Thank you so much my friend for the comment, votes, pin, and for sharing.

      You are a blessing in my life.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Nice to know that other people have a less than ideal day every once in a while too. Great story. Voted up, FIA, pinned to AH, and shared.

      Hope your week is going well and that you had no problems as a result of yesterday's rain.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you moonlake for you comment, vote and for sharing. I am so glad you enjoyed my hub.

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      Some days when your feet hit the floor you just know it will be a bad day but I guess we should all be glad our feet did hit the floor.

      Enjoyed your hub voted up and shared.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Timetraveler2, appreciate the comment and compliment.

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      Sondra Rochelle 3 years ago from USA

      It never rains but when it pours. I think we all have times like the ones you described here, but as you know, things eventually improve. Great hub.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Jaye, for the compliment. It was funny (with the exception of the migraine). Things like this happen all the time, I don't always write them down, but this one I had written in a letter to my cousin a few days after.

      I think you are right about Murphy's Law days so we will appreciate the good ones. If our day were all good, would we get bored?

      Thank you for votes.

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      Jaye Denman 3 years ago from Deep South, USA

      Shyron - I laughed my way through most of this one (not the part about the migraine--no laughing matter). We all occasionally experience one of those "if-anything-can-go-wrong-it-will" days, so every reader should relate. Maybe we get Murphy's Law days so we will appreciate the good ones--who knows?

      Voted Up++

      Jaye

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, I have had lots of bad hair days recently. It must be something in the weather. The heat pump went out in our AC about the same time someone was trying to steal you $700. Which I find strange because that is the amount of our electric bill for that month, and double that amount to repair the heat pump.

      Thank you Au fait for the votes and sharing my bad hair day article.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      While there were different issues to deal with in my situation the last couple of weeks or so, this article still makes me think of that bad time when the neighbors blocked the main drain pipe in this apartment building and their pooh was backed up in my kitchen sink, somebody in England was trying to steal over $700 from my checking account, AND my computer was acting up -- turned out to be the modem.

      So in a manner of speaking I had a bad hair two weeks, not just a day. This article helps me to know we all have bad hair days (or weeks+) sometimes.

      Voted up and interesting, awesome, and sharing with followers!

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      moonlake, one unit with a motion detector goes outside, the alarm unit goes inside and if someone goes on the drive way the alarm goes off. Even the neighbor's cat who prowls around at night sets it off.

      It is from Harbor Freight, if you look them up on their website you will see it.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      moonlake, thank you for the vote up and share.

      We bought the drive-way alert at Harbor Freight item#93068 right now it is on sale for $13.99.

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      What a Christmas seems when things go bad they go bad all at once. Now tell me about your drive-way alarm! Voted up and shared.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      FlourishAnyway, thank you for reading and commenting on my hub. You are right, but we have had many day that were worse than this one.

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      FlourishAnyway 4 years ago from USA

      I bet you were thinking that if you didn't have bad luck, you'd have none at all.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Pinkchic18 for reading and commenting on my hub.

      Really appreciate you.

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      Sarah Carlsley 4 years ago from Minnesota

      Oh boy. Everyday is a bad hair day for me! :( But it is no fun when murphys law continues. Nice hub here.

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      Shyron E Shenko 5 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait, I really appreciate your comments. Seems like there are more bad days than good days.

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      C E Clark 5 years ago from North Texas

      Seems like days like this just come around regularly. This is a good hub to help people realize they're not alone in days like this.

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      Shyron E Shenko 5 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait, I don't like days like this one.

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      C E Clark 5 years ago from North Texas

      I like to read this hub when things are going badly so I won't feel like I'm the only one in the world who had a bad day now and then. Hope this week has been going much better than this day you wrote about here!

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      Shyron E Shenko 5 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Sinea, sorry it took me so long to reply to you comment. I did not realize that you had commented.

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      Shyron E Shenko 5 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait, I hope you had a great Christmas.

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      Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

      I chuckled my way through this hub...totally identifying w you. So many of us have gone through times like this and aren't we glad that they aren't forever! :)

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      C E Clark 5 years ago from North Texas

      What a week you had at Christmas! Glad everything came out well in the end.