Friday, February 08, 2008

Please Excuse Sassy Sundry

Dear Blogville,

Please excuse Sassy Sundry’s lack of posting of late. She has had a hard month.

It all started when her car’s windshield wipers failed on her during a snowstorm. Thankfully, she hadn’t gotten far, and so she was safe, but she had to fix them. She was hoping to get through the toughest part of winter with her old jalopy with the Peacemonger sticker on it before making the decision to go car-free. To do that, she needed to replace the wipers. Also, the headlight that had decided to die on her. So, she brought it to the shop. Turns out that it wasn’t just a simple repair, and it was going to cost her four hundred Benjamins to fix. Two hours after begrudgingly telling her mechanic to go ahead, her grease monkey called her. “The good news is that we made the repairs,” he said. “The bad news is that my next customer backed into your car and smashed the front end.”

For three long weeks, she endured endless commutes, becoming intimately familiar with the bus (she has not yet succeeded in securing employment that would make the car-free lifestyle manageable). She left every morning at Satan’s Witching Hour and returned home exhausted. Blogging about anything other than, “Tired. Grumpy. Wish to kill people” was untenable. When she finally got her car back, her joy was unfettered. At last, I can blog again!

Not so fast, the Technical Difficulties Banshees deemed, for that Saturday, her Internet connection (the free one) came to a bitter end. It took two weeks for the high speed (ha!) Internet people to save her from her plight. Now, at long last, she has the keys to the Information Superhighway once more. She hopes to get back up to speed with you all soon.

Please forgive her. The weather is cold, she is tired, and her heart is heavy. She misses you all dearly.

Signed,

Sassy’s Third Person

16 comments:

dive said...

Damn, we missed you!
Really glad you're back, Sassy.
And hey - All I ever blog about is "tired, grumpy and want to kill people."

Scout said...

Dive has a point there. I'm glad you're back, and I'm sorry you've had such a crappy time of it.

Andraste said...

Jaysis! What a nasty little run of events! Wondered if you were traveling or what...

Glad you're okay, and back at it, though. These effing trials, huh? Makes you want to hibernate.

Medbh said...

What a fucking pain in the ass, Sassy. I'd have been out for blood.

And yay for your return to blogging.

Manuel said...

HE LIVES! Huzzah!

Mandy said...

car-dependancy really sucks - hope you were able to claim consequential loss from the b**r that smashed into you.

Elizabeth Penmark said...

Oh, poor Sassy! I'm so sorry. By the way, I made my blog private (long story), but if you are ever interested in reading it (not that it is terribly interesting), please just email me at poetraquel@yahoo.com, and I'll send you an invite. Missed you!

conortje said...

So glad you're back. You were missed :-)

Conan Drumm said...

You're back! That's all that matters!

Adult Me said...

Oh, Sassy. No car. Satan's witching hour! Three weeks. This horrid weather. No one dead yet. You must be a saint.

Old Knudsen said...

I caught VD from a sheep and I'm still blogging.

savannah said...

greetings from the southeast, sugar! i await your full return! stay safe up there! ;-)

Kieran said...

Has the weather changes yet?

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Andraste said...

Hellllooooo?