Monday, May 4, 2009

Fuckity fuck fuck

Izzy has been sick for about a month. He will be really sick for 3 or 4 days, and then he'll get better for a few days and then he'll be sick again for a few days. Rinse and repeat. I am sooooooo tired of my whiny, clingy baby. I just want him to play happily. And sleep peacefully.

After feeling bad at the end of last week, he seemed to be on the mend over the weekend. His cough was subsiding, and his nose was less runny. When I woke up this morning with a sore throat, I wanted to fucking scream. We are all sick. AGAIN. I had to endure a morning filled with crying and whining and refusing to eat.

So when my neighbor, a frail old woman, knocked on my door to report that a branch from our tree had fallen onto her fence, I almost lost my shit. I think I rolled my eyes at her. And I am pretty sure I was rude. I said something to the effect of, "I KNOW THAT OUR TREE IS HANGING OVER YOUR DRIVEWAY. I TOLD YOU THAT WE WILL HAVE THE TREE TRIMMED. GO HOME OLD WOMAN!" Okay, maybe I didn't tell her to go home, but I was annoyed. This is the third time she has complained about our tree. If a fucking twig falls into her yard, she wants us to trim our tree. GAH!

Actually, last year she had her son trim the tree without even telling us. I didn't really care - whatever makes you happy old woman. But the constant bitching about the tree? I could live without that. So, I called several tree companies this morning. The cheapest quote I got was for $321. TO TRIM BACK A FEW BRACHES? What the fuck? That seems really expensive. Bastards.

In summary, we are sick, my neighbor is annoying, and trimming a tree is expensive. The end.

14 comments:

Jeninacide said...

I bet using a chain saw on that tree would help you to get rid of some of your aggression. Then you could just leave the trimmed branches laying in her driveway.

I AM SO CRABBY TODAY! I JUST WANT TO STICK IT TO EVERYONE! EVEN OLD LADIES IN NEW JERSEY.

Humph.

Midwest Mommy said...

Seriously, go to home depot and they sell a saw thing on a pole and you can just saw off the branches. We need a pic of this tree!!

Marni's Organized Mess said...

I'm just sending good thoughts. Hey, it's better than nothing right?

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I'm sorry! Not a good day over here either... Nice to have a place to vent though.

Tabitha said...

Oh Christy ~ I am so sorry that you are all feeling ill again!
I know what it is like ~ everything seems to happen at once and people are extra annoying when you feel awful!
Hope you are all better soon and hope that the annoying old lady stops moaning about the tree!
Love and big hugs Tab XXXXX

Heather @ boy, girl, and a pug said...

I agree...Fuckity, fuck fuck.

If it makes you feel better I giggled when I saw the title of your post:)

dani said...

lol, christy, and i thought porgie was just cussing again:/
love and a prayer,
dani xx

Jenn said...

Sorry you are having a rough time, I know all about the rip off tree trimmers !

Eva said...

You can buy a doohickey to help you DIY. Not that it's fun or easy or, like, possible.

Danielle said...

nothing a chain saw and an angry momma can't solve! I wouldn't have answered the door.

Chris said...

Oh, man. Having sickness around is horrible. Sorry to hear that! Hope it finds its way out your door and SOON!

Z's Mom said...

Yeah, it'd be cheaper to trim it yourself if its just a few branches. Old ladies can be really annoying. I used to argue with an old lady neighbor about dog poop....it wasn't even my dog's poop...but she wanted to bitch at me about it because I had dogs. She threatened my dog with a lawn chair once....ONCE!!!! Yeah, that's another story.

I hope you all feel better....we keep getting the same thing around here....it comes..it goes...its comes..it sucks!!!!

Amanda said...

Next time the old bat complains give her a chain saw and tell her to get on with it!!
Hope you guys are feeling better soon.
l,
Amanda x

Jiff said...

Dang. When it rains it pours. I am READY for MAY FLOWERS and April showers seem to be lingering...and making people sick.

Sorry you're sick. :( And sorry kiddo is sick.

As for the tree, I'd go buy a tree trimmer at Lowe's and saw them down. You might actually enjoy the destruction. lol.