By nanaellen Latest Reply 2011-08-20 15:15:34 -0500
Started 2011-08-16 15:45:15 -0500

Anything that CAN go wrong WILL!!! On top of EVERYTHING else my chest freezer in my basement went out and I lost EVERYTHING!!! Are you kidding???? ALL my meats for the WHOLE month!!! All in the trash! How am I supposed to NOT BE STRESSED???????? I even had EXTRA meats for Anthony's Birthday Party/Cookout (my grandson) which is at the end of the month!! NOW just trying to figure out how to make the little I DO have stretch till the 1st of the month!!! My motto used to be "if there's a no win situation, Ellen's in the middle of it!" But I'd usually STILL come up smiling. Now all I can say is "REALLY???????" AND I'M NOT SMILING ANYMORE!!!! WTH!!!!!!!! Last week the dishwasher, yesterday the freezer, and TODAY??? The toilet is leaking from the floor!!! ARE YOU FRIGGIN KIDDING ME?????????? >( I'm not trying to be a WHAAA Baby but REALLY? REALLY?????? Hope everyone is better than ME!!!!!!!!

18 replies

Tluvtigger 2011-08-19 07:52:24 -0500 Report

Hello Nanaellen, first off…big hugs to you. I am sorry you are going through all of this. I know it doesn't help our health at all when things like this fall on us. Do you have homeowners insurance? If so, perhaps you are able to claim all of the lost food? As far as the bbq goes, I like the idea of byom. I hope your family and friends attending can all come together to help out. Please take care of yourself, and hang in there.

Sidehack 2011-08-19 03:11:01 -0500 Report

I know what you mean, nanaellen. In truth, Murphy saw everything happening to me and said,"There oughtta be a LAW!"

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-08-18 23:10:03 -0500 Report

Sorry for your run in with Murphy. Hope things are going better by now and no new disasters for you. Due to the frezzer disaster maybe your cookout guests could BYOM (Bring Your Own Meat).

Teresa Rose
Teresa Rose 2011-08-16 23:14:34 -0500 Report

I know how it feels in life during times when it rains it pours. It's hard not to be depressed when so much comes against us and it seems like it's always something. Just when things look good it all comes crashing down around us. At least it does in my life. I have found that being depressed doesn't make it any better and it doesn't change a thing it just makes us feel worse. I know that it's hard to smile and be happy in the face of adversity but it can't hurt. Many times you hear that there is a reason for everything and it doesn't seem fair. How can I be happy when my 33 yr old daughter could die at any second because she had a heart attack at 30yrs old and only has 30% of her heart that works. And how can I accept that there is a reason for everything when she has 2 little children that need their Mother? There is only one way, I trust God and do the best I can and take every day minute by minute. I have no choice. Why be miserable? It only makes things worse. Just Trust God that's all that you can do. - May God Bless You With Many Blessings Today and Everyday Forever. - Teresa Rose

jayabee52 2011-08-16 22:39:47 -0500 Report

I not only believe in Murphy's law, but I also believe in Flannigans corolary:

"Murphy was an optimist!"

Seriously I am sorry to hear life has dumped on you. I have had similar stretches of misfortunes. I won't engage in a comparison, because that doesn't help either of us.

My life is going fairly well right now. a few minor bumps in the road. My kidneys have started to fail, but I've been on dialysis once before and I will do it again with little problem.

Should you want to email and talk about it, I would be willing. If you want to talk on the phone, you can ask and I'll send my cell # to you via DC mail.

I am praying that you take Dr Gary's advice and take good care of yourself. This stress cannot be good for you!

Praying blessings upon you!


Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2011-08-16 21:33:02 -0500 Report

Hi nanallen,

I haven't run into you in awhile. I am so sorry to hear this news. It seems like this has been a Murphy's Law summer for a lot of people I know, including myself. But what you have been hit with is a lot, and I feel badly for you.

Sometimes if feels like we can't go out the door without the sky falling in on us. These times pass, but they sure are hard when we are going through them. Can you kind of prioritize what you can handle, one at a time, so that maybe you won't feel quite so overwhelmed? You can only what you can do.

Is anybody helping you out on this, at least being a willing listener? Believe me, you're not being a baby. You are dealing with a lot.

Take good care of yourself! And keep us posted. You are in my thoughts!


nanaellen 2011-08-20 15:15:34 -0500 Report

Hi Dr. Gary,

I was pretty ticked off for a few days…but went for a ride around our beautiful 12 mile ocean drive…had a good cry…I feel WAY better now…it's been a LONG time since I've done that…I think I was long over due!! lol I'm usually not a cryer I hate to cry..makes me feel weak and depressed…and when I DO cry everybody runs the other way! LOL My landlord came by yesterday and told me he and his wife would be back sunday with a $50.00 gift certificate for Stop & Shop so I can still have Anthony's Cookout B-day Party!! It was so awesome because his wife just lost her father and they have many problems themselves being flooded out of their home last year and having to settle for a fixer upper house so I consider myself truely blessed! Thank you so much for your concern and good thoughts I truely appreciate all of you!! Smiling again, Ellen :)

GeoSeal 2011-08-16 19:09:36 -0500 Report

I am familiar with "Murphy's Law" and used to get stressed out over such things. When I learned from my doctor that stress was working against me in regards to my blood sugar levels I trained myself to walk away from it. Yes, stress works directly against a person's health in every way. Just take deep breaths and say "the heck with it!" … Your health and life are worth much much more than some wasted food, dish washer, or toilet leak … Let it go! And life goes on…

nanaellen 2011-08-20 14:59:48 -0500 Report

Yeah I was pretty ticked off and depressed for a few days but I'm better now! AND smiling again! No particular reason just going with the flow…I know all to well about the effects of stress and usually manage to keep in under wraps most of the time…went around our beautiful 12 mile ocean drive…had a good cry for myself…now I'm better…gonna get this under control BEFORE it kills me!!! lol :) Thanks for all the support..Ellen :)

Cookie Roma
Cookie Roma 2011-08-16 17:32:22 -0500 Report

I'm so sorry!!!! My day was yesterday. It's not like I dont mess up pretty much everyday but yesterday was just toooooooooo much.
I will pray for you. I know how maddening these things can be!

nanaellen 2011-08-16 19:06:53 -0500 Report

Maddening is an UNDERSTATEMENT!!! But I'll yell my prayers for you and you yell your prayers for me…whaddaya think maybe he'll hear us this time??!! :)

grandmaducky 2011-08-16 16:11:58 -0500 Report

so sorry my law is it comes in threes so if something happen i know i have two more whammys to deal with so i just brace myself and pray i can get through with at least a little grin now and then and know i have been through wost keep your chin up and tell everyone that its a pot luck bring meat and stuff don't ask tell them u need help your not all by yourself and any little does help good luck

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