According to Wikipedia "Murphy's law is an adage in Western culture that broadly states that things will go wrong in any given situation, if you give them a chance. "If there's more than one possible outcome of a job or task, and one of those outcomes will result in disaster or an undesirable consequence, then somebody will do it that way." It is most often cited as "Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong" (or, alternately, "Whatever can go wrong will go wrong, and at the worst possible time, in the worst possible way" or, "Anything that can go wrong, will," or even, "If anything can go wrong, it will, and usually at the most inopportune moment")."
We got a message on our answering machine when we got home today. It was Ron at Home Depot. Hmmm, haven't talked to him yet. One of the few. Anyway, he tells us that the carpet color we picked out won't be made again until January 8th!!!! Arrrggghhhh. There are two other colors that we might like and these are available now. Soooo, I guess we take yet another trip to HD or wait until January or February or whenever to get a floor covering of some sort. I had kind of hoped to have something on the floor besides plywood when our son and family visit for Christmas. But I guess this isn't really something I can blame on HD but it sure follows Murphy's Law.
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention. We got all new windows in the Florida Room last spring. Great windows. I LOVE them. They come out very easily to clean. So, I thought maybe I should wash them before the blinds are installed later this week---yeah, like I'll believe that when the guy is finished putting them in. Whoa! As I was writing this the phone rang and the blinds installer (no not the blind installer) said he would be here at 10 AM Thursday. Yippee, yay, big cheer here! Oh wait, I said I would believe it when he finishes didn't I? But, I digress. I was washing windows wasn't I? Anyway, I got 2 of them done and then I tried the 3rd one. It wouldn't come out. Neither would #4 and #5! So now we have to call Custom Aluminum who put them in (and who are renown for not returning phone calls) and ask them to come out and fix them--and maybe even fix the overhead fan that hasn't worked since they were here and the trim on the door window which has warped.
So, as you can see, this whole experience has been following Murphy's Law to the T.