As previously mentioned, our landlord is a little … squirrely.
We moved into our apartment two weeks ago, and I have still not met this man.
As I have yet to make him my dear pal, that also means our water filter still shoots halfway across the kitchen during every use and I slide gracefully into the hallway every time I sit on the wobbly toilet seat.
Also, we do not have functioning outlets.
Unbeknowst to me until we moved, we are a strictly three-prong family. The apartment we moved into is a bit … historic, and therefore is TWO PRONG CITY.
Through some hysterical luck, we managed to get the TV and Xbox hooked up (IMMEDIATELY, mind you) through a life saving two prong power strip that was presumably planted into our boxes by Jesus himself.
Along with our predicament just being DAMN ANNOYING, a two-prong household is also apparently a death trap.
As A is ever the optimist, I heard him muttering to himself while stringing up our labyrinth of electrical cords for the all important TV.
“Well, I hope this doesn’t kill us,” he announced, deadpan.
As we only received one heaven sent power strip, several of our appliances are still lying dormant. I must say I miss the coffemaker, but the real killer is …
THose who have had to put up with me for most of my life know how attached I am to the microwave. One beloved anecdote of my family stems from the summer our microwave died. It may or may not have finally given up due to me putting a few too many metal objects in it, but that’s not the point of the story.
It was lunchtime. I was but a teen and my older, wiser, kitchen-capable brother was still snoozing.
Therefore, I did what any other logical person would do.
I stood at the base of the stairs … and WHINED.
“Make me luunnnnnch!”
“Ugh. Go away. Make it yourself,” came the charitable reply.
“But I CAAAAAAAAN’T!” I whinnied.
That day, I made myself some taco dip and waited a few more days for our shiny new ‘wave to arrive. It was a beautiful reunion.
But nowadays, I am proud to report that has all changed.
I am DOMESTIC!
I am KNOWLEDGABLE!
I am RESOURCEFUL!
Well, at least we were able to find a place for our nightlight ….