5 Things I Learned This Week That I Really Wish I Hadn’t

www.inkthinkerblog.com — It’s kind of been one of those weeks. Here’s what I learned/was reminded of:

  1. Implement a savings plan when you don’t think you need one, and always try to have extra work in the pipeline, lest you end up with $58 total left in both of your checking accounts after an unexpectedly expensive (to the tune of $800) vet visit.
  2. Salad goes bad a lot faster than you think it will, especially when your vegetable drawer spontaneously and inexplicably freezes things, so just to be safe, be sure to pull the bag out of the fridge with the opening pointed up rather than toward your adorably slippered feet so the ick will stay in the bag instead of splattering all over your kitchen — and your legs.
  3. When you live out in the country and are dependent on satellite internet, come up with a back-up plan before a terrifying, tornado-like storm drops a tree on your satellite dish.
  4. If it seems too good to be true, you will feel like a moron later when you figure out why, so make well-informed, well-researched decisions, even when you’re feeling kind of lazy.
  5. It’s better to have a lawyer before you need one than to wait until you need one and not be able to get anyone to return your phone calls. See also Items #1 and #4.

What pearls of wisdom have you picked up this week? Leave your advice in the comments. If my experience is any indication, we could all use it! :]

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5 comments… add one
  • May 4, 2007

    Goodness, sounds like you’ve had a rough week, Kristen! Hope the weekend goes better for you.

  • May 4, 2007

    Oh my! Item 5 sounds especially worrisome. I could be nosy and ask why you need a lawyer, but I won’t do that. ;-)

  • May 4, 2007

    Okay, so maybe my week wasn’t so bad after all. True I caused most of my stuff – can’t blame anybody – but I can fix it myself which might not be fun but works.

    I mean this in a helpful way; things come in bunches and then there’s a break. It also seems to follow that things go wacko around moves. Part of the reason is that we humans tend toward optimism and we stack things based on seamless operation. But what we get is life and the scenario on paper that required seamless operation is totally unmanageable after the first missed transition.

    That said, I am thunderstruck at the $800 vet bill. I hope the pet(s) is/are guaranteed to live to be a 100.

    As for the dish, maybe that is a hint that you need another week off to get settled and rested. Really, I’m trying to help here. But I know that blogging is a small part of your internet use and the bulk of it is your livelihood.

    Okay, we have a big graduation weekend so I will go pack something. But breathing does help manage the stress levels and it’s free.

  • May 8, 2007

    Wow I hope everything is ok!

  • May 14, 2007

    If anyone can find her way through this ick, it’s you. I have no doubt you’ll be able to clear up #1 and #4 quickly and to the satisfaction of all involved.

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