I barely slept last night. I am angry at the world right now. I spent good money to drain the pool before we left for a two-week trip to Iowa. It is cracked and needs repairs that I can only afford to do myself because the expense is more than I paid for my car. Even removing the pool will break my fragile little retirement budget.
Well, when I got back from Iowa, the city inspector showed up immediately to look at the progress I made with the pool. It had standing water in it. The danged weather dumped in almost as much as I had taken out before leaving. So I got a ticket. That I can pay for. But he decided I deserved no more time to work on the cracks. He filed a court case against me for the pool not being up to code. If I don’t have it fixed and running in 20 days, I am out more than 8 thousand. The city will come in and do the work with a contractor, taking the pool out, and charging me by placing a tax lean against the house. If I can’t fix the @#$%! pool and can’t get it done ahead of the hearing, I may end up losing the house.
Sorry. I am not feeling very funny today. The humor will come later because humor is how I heal. But I am mad at the world right now.