When stress turns into comedy

Grab a cup of coffee, it’s going to be a long one.  Just make sure you don’t spit it out while laughing with me.  That would be coffee abuse. 

I’ve alluded about the move being more stressful than we anticipated.  I generally keep the blog lighthearted and upbeat, I’m also all about keeping it real.  Now that I can laugh at all of the stuff that’s happened, I’ll share it so you guys can laugh with me.

Here we go!

The laundry room was built specifically for stackable washer/dryer.  According to this guy, we all know there shall be no stackables in casa de SCB so we have contractors converting a spare bedroom closet into a laundry room.  Of course nothing goes exactly as planned but they were able to make it work.


Now, we’re trying to figure out how to turn the old laundry room into a pantry.  That window makes it a little tricky. 


One of the first things Mike checked after we got the keys, was the water heater.  And what do ya know, it kind of exploded on him.  So he ordered a tankless one online last week.  It was supposed to be shipped Friday, we’d get it Wednesday-NBD.  Mike called to check the status on it yesterday and it was still sitting on their loading dock waiting to be shipped.  They dropped the ball and refused to pay for overnight shipping to make it right, so now we’re scrambling to find one locally.  This chick needs her nice hot bath.

We had an alarm system installed, however the sales rep did not inform us it would take 6 hours and one of us had to be present the entire time.  So I burned an entire day of packing & cleaning to sit on my butt and hang out on the IG.

We move Saturday and have yet to find help loading & unloading the moving truck.  And Bam refuses to grow thumbs and help.  Punk.


On the bright side I made progress on the packing situation yesterday.


Buuuuuut this!!!!  Yes, this was the turning point for me and I can not stop laughing over it.

Last night Mike got a call from a co-worker saying there’s someone in our driveway.  Mike races over there, shines his light and finds a bum sleeping on our front porch.  Apparently the dude thought our new house is community property or something.  He wheeled his shopping cart up there and was tucked in for the night. 

Mike told him to move along, I own this place now you gotta go.  The bum said oh…okay but there’s a key in the mailbox….

I freaking lost it!!!!!!  Could.not.stop.laughing in disgust. 

This bum has been in our house…..wait, how many other bums know about this and have been in there???? 

Mike told him, not anymore pal, I changed the locks. 

Boy I am so glad we changed them last weekend.  I just shuttered again.

So, if you need me today, I am sure you know where to find this germaphobe.

Share a funny story so we can all laugh together.


30 Comments on “When stress turns into comedy

  1. OMG giggles going on over here. I was drinking and did spew out of my mouth and nose when I got to the part about the bum, but it was diet coke so no precious coffee went to waste. Good thing for great co-workers!

    • We are so thankful for those co-workers and are feeling really good about our neighborhood choice. PS I’m happy to hear it was diet coke and not my beloved coffee-I’d have to unfriend you. 😉

  2. . . . . o.m.g. When it rains. It pours. I can’t believe the craziness that you went through over the past couple days 🙁 I’m glad you can laugh about them now. I think I’d still be twitching and horrified over the bum in the house. Yikes. Sometimes, we just need a good humor to get through the stress and it will all turn out right in the end.

    I would totally help you move but am going to be in the city for art festivities again. 🙁 I hope the move goes as well as possible.

  3. Oh. My. Goodness. As a germaphobe myself, I would totally be scrubbing every surface possible today!

    We’ve also had those times where everything seems to go so wrong that you just have to laugh! It will get better when you are all settled in your new house.

  4. Oh no! Weve had bums around our place and Im so paranoid that I always do a lap around the block because I dont want them to know which apartment is mine!

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  5. One time my sister had to phone the police ’cause there was a bum that had passed out behind her vechile, and they couldn’t wake him up…so she couldn’t get out of her driveway…the police had to come and take him away

  6. OMG I so did not see the bum story coming. That is scary, but so funny. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Oh I didn’t see the bum sleeping on the porch coming! Are you sure those guys are plumbers because I didn’t see any butt crack in the picture.

  8. Wow, what an ordeal…I’m glad you found out when you did! I’m not sure I would have handled the situation as cooly as Mike did, well done sir.
    I guess you could get a blackout shade and a nice window covering and the pantry would work…or you could turn it into a coffee bar! You have the water hookup ready to go and everything!

  9. Oh my gosh! That is hilarious! I cannot believe that they just go in and make themselves a home? I guess it’s been vacant some time?

  10. So funny!!! (and kind-of scary at the same time!)
    I can’t believe that the company won’t fix their mistake with the water heater.
    And – that bum and the key – crazy!!!
    Good luck with the move – I hope you end up with tons of help!

    • I am so glad you’re laughing with us!
      I agree-they should have done the right thing and ate it. Oh well lesson learned on our side.

  11. You need shelves…lots of shelves – floor to ceiling on the right side and back and then a countertop under that fab window for appliances…especially since it has electrical outlets! I love the window in the pantry!

  12. Oh my goodness that is so creepy! Maybe he will spread the word to all his other bum friends that the house is now occupied. And I hope you lock the doors when you are home, or you might get an unwanted visitor.

  13. Yikes!! A story to keep in the family archives for sure! Sorry this is stressful. You and I are in the same boat right now. We leave in a week. Hoping for an “easy construction and bum-free weekend.”

  14. Catching up on your blog.. Holy lord lady. The bum story, I was like “WTF!” and then laughed. I feel your pain. Hows bam handling the move?

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