Murphy’s Law

Murphy’s Law

I have a full time day job and do my writing in the evenings and on weekends. I am currently under a tight deadline to finish a book and get it to my editor. I knew this was coming up so I planned ahead and took off one day per week during the entire month of March just to be sure I’d finish on time. Yesterday was the last of my free days and I had two chapters to finish in order to stay on schedule. That’s when Murphy decided to strike.

It began with a phone call from my veterinarian. One of my dogs is having a health problem requiring lots of pills and a special diet. There is a specialist that my dog needs to see but she only comes to the area a few days per month. My appointment with her isn’t until the end of next month but she had a cancelation this morning and could see my pet if I could make it to the clinic she was operating out of today by 9:30. The clinic is in another state (I live close to the border) and an hour’s drive away. There went the entire morning.

I returned home at noon only to find that UPS had delivered the strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, and rhubarb that I had order back in October. These are all live plants and can’t be left sitting in a box. They also can’t be planted outside. It snowed here on Monday. So off I went to the store to pick up potting soil. Three hours later all the plants were sitting in pots in front of the windows in my garage. At this point, one of my indoor cats decided to make a break for freedom.

I managed to get a couple of hours of writing done but it wasn’t enough. This puts more pressure on the remaining days in order to make my deadline. I’d like to know who this Murphy is and what did I do to tick him off?

Do you ever have days like this?

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Augustina Van Hoven

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