The Hampster Died But The Wheel’s Still Spinning

Posted: April 16, 2009 in Bubba, Chief, Just Me, Spazz
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Last night was another late night.. as usual. Wednesday nights are hectic because Spaz goes to youth group at the church and it’s the only night of the week that the wholesaler is open late.

Bubba was going to be home by himself for a few hours and since he’s on punishment I figured I’d help him not to be tempted to play video games and take the PS3 controller.

I wish I could have been there when he tried to find it and couldn’t!! LOL..

There was a moment when I flew off the handle alittle bit.

When we had our cable / internet connected, the only place that the installer could put the modem meant that it had to be plugged into the outlet that’s connected to the light fixture. You know what I’m talking about, right? It’s an old house so …

But in order for the internet and cable to work, you have to have the basement light turned on.

If there is one thing that gets under my skin is when lights are left on and cabinets and drawers are not closed.

Because we have an obese gas/electric bill :: ours is combined :: AND because there is no one home during the day it serves NO purpose to keep that light on so I turned it off.

Now, the kids know this. They were told the first time they sat in front of the tv for 6 hours staring at the YOUR SERVICE WILL BEGIN MOMENTARILY message because the light was turned off.

When Chief and I came in the house yesterday, Spaz said that there was something wrong with the tv and I told him that the light was turned off.

He started complaining and I told him that Im tired of getting bills in the THOUSANDS because NOBODY turns lights off. Right away, he said, “… dad too?”
And I went YEA, HIM TOO.

Which made Chief swing his head down around his knees and he was quiet on the ride to drop Spaz off.

I think that had more to do with him thinking that I was mad/pissed/angery or maybe because he knew I was right.. but yesterday was a brutal mental day and there’s only so much boiling I can do before the lid pops off.

Other then that… it was pretty uneventful. No talks or discussions or whatever. I didn’t have the energy and he wouldn’t have been receptive anyway.

So when we finally got home to stay, I helped Bubba with his math homework and went over his class options for high school then I just climbed into bed and went to sleep.

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