Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Our Nightmare Before Christmas

Meows from Mudpie!

'Twas 2 weeks before Christmas, and all is not merry at our house.

It all started last Thursday when the oil tank in our basement had to be inspected prior to heating oil delivery, and it failed. (It's been down there since the house was built 67 years ago - go figure!) Mommy is planning to convert us over to gas heat, but I'm fully expecting to become a frozen Mudpie before long.

Then the On Demand feature on our cable box died (the main way we keep up on our shows), meaning Mommy is going to have to deal with the dreaded Comcast about replacing the box.


Last but not least, the toaster oven died. Mommy uses it just about every night for dinner instead of firing up the big oven, so she went to Amazon and ordered a new one instead of searching the stores. It came on Monday and I got this pawsome box in the deal, but the one she ordered is too small and she's sending it back. (Which means she's still going to need to go out among the Christmas shoppers to find the right size.)

Well guess what, Mommy?

I'm. Not. Leaving.

Wherever this box goes, I go, and I suggest you do the same because this place is jinxed! Does anyone wanna adopt us while our house falls apart?

27 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Ugh! So much trouble at your house!

Mickey's Musings said...

We don't blame toy Mudpie, that is a pawsome box!
You also have the same flooring as we do in our kitchen ;)
Our oil tank is outside and comes with an expiry date,usually
around 10-15 years then they must be replaced.
Mum also loves her toaster oven .
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

Ingrid King said...

Oh no! I hate when things happen in clusters like that. Good luck with replacing everything quickly and smoothly!

katsrus said...

Sorry for all your troubles before Christmas. Hope things get better for you.
Sue B

The Island Cats said...

Ugh. When it rains it pours. The mom says the coffee pot here stopped working. And you don't wanna know what the mom is like when there's no coffee.

Brian said...

Yikes! We sure hope all gets straightened out for you super soon.

Eastside Cats said...

Mudpie, dial up your local witchdoctor, to have the demons chased out of the house! We could not abide seeing a frozen Mudpie!

Rene said...

When it rains, it pours! We're sending purrs that things calm down soon!

The Menagerie Mom said...

When it rains, it pours, doesn't it? This is just not fair treatment around Christmastime. But, at least you got a box out of it, Mudpie! Purrs and prayers that all of this can get sorted out!

Bernadette said...

So glad you're a first world cat, Mudpie!

Kerry Barbero said...

Mom says things seem to want to break down in threes, so I think you are safe now, 'cause the quota has been met! Tee hee hee. At my house, the vacuum went on the fritz and the starter went out in Dad's old car. Hmm... I can't think of a 3rd thing... Uh oh! Yikes! Tee hee hee. Kisses. -Valentine (& Kerry) of Noir Kitty Mews

Random Felines said...

good grief - and Christmas on top of it. hopefully you get fixed up very soon

Patricia T said...

Oh dear! Enjoy that box while you can, Mudpie.

Marla Bradeen said...

Oh no! I hope everything works out, Mudpie. At least it sounds like you should be getting a bigger and better box soon!

Katie Isabella said...

Git on over here. My mom is a fool for a Tortie!

Katie Isabella said...

Mommy said some time ago she had that exact same floor in the kitchen.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Stuff like that happens in 3's so you are all set now.

Cathy Keisha said...

Sorry you're going through this MP. That's why the peeps sold their house but now everything is starting to go in the condo. At least we're not being investigated so it could be worse.

The Florida Furkids said...

It seems everything goes like that. At least you got a pawsome box out of the deal.

The Florida Furkids

meowmeowmans said...

Yikes. There's a whole lotta trouble at your house, Mudpie. Good luck keeping that box. And to Mommy, on braving the stores!

Tori Khosrovi said...

Oh no! That is a frustrating series of events. You did get a box out of the deal though, that's nice. Stay warm and safe.

Caren Gittleman said...

Eeek!! When it rains it pours...I am so sorry all of these yucky things happened! Hoping all gets sorted out soon.

Fr. Tom Fishworthy said...

Good heavens! What a streak of bad luck for you guys. Sending my best purrs that all gets sorted out before Christmas so you both can enjoy it without worries. - Love, Tom x

M Dawson said...

Thee are difficult times. There is something odd wrong with the world.

I hope you say Comcast (YESS!) and get a new box.

The Dash Kitten Crew

Three Chatty Cats said...

Oh no! Not a frozen Mudpie! I hope your mommy finds the right size toaster. And if it's bigger, you'll get a bigger box!

The Swiss Cats said...

Oops ! That's a lot of trouble in a very short time ! Purrs

Terra Heck said...

Hope things look up soon!