Weekly Pain & Gain: One bad thing on top of another

Man the start of November was one for the books. Maybe I’m over sharing, maybe I’m under sharing, maybe I just want to say the word sharing a bunch of times in a paragraph. But either way sheesh. Nov has been a roller coaster.


The 1st Monday  of the month I got big news! Serious news. But I’m just not ready to share. It wasn’t good news, or was it?

But, it is what it is, right?

Well the week progressed and then on Wednesday the unexpected happened someone stole a load of our laundry. It was mostly Jr’s stuff but since it was a small load I threw in some of Minnie’s and my stuff as well.

I was so shocked. Who does that?!

It was the cherry on top of a bad news Sunday.

You know what, I’m going to rant for a little bit here.

This laundry incident really upset me. More then Mondays news surprisingly. Because it was 100% unexpected at the time, and we have no back up plan for something like this. ( By that I mean Jr. doesn’t own an overflowing amount of clothing because we try not to subscribe to kids need everything mentality.)

Most people would be upset but then resolve the problem quickly by throwing money at it. In fact that’s how most people solve most problems. But with our imminent move we didn’t want to go out and add more stuff to the pile.

In all honesty I thought it was an accident and so I was fully expecting the items to turn up again in the laundry room. It was just carelessness on someone’s part no ill intent. But the more and more I thought about it the more irritated I got.

What really bothered me about the situation is that I put a sign in the laundry room about what happened and that if they could please just bring it back that would be great. But after 2 days the more I thought about it the more I realized that people instead of being embarrassed or caught were more likely to just toss out the problem.

Just throw out the clothes

…and that my friends is  what really bugged me the most. What a waste.

So we are just making do missing almost all of Jr’s polo shirts. So far it seems like he’ll be fine until after the move.  It really is just a minor thing but it still so irritating and something extra and unwelcome on an already busy month. I’m really trying to get over the fact that the load had Jr’s new pants I bought for his Halloween costume. ( So much for buying things you could use more then once. Ugh.)


Well we are in full swing of packing and purging and this week we got rid of quite a few things. Recycled a few, donated some others for the 2nd week in a row.

During this process I had been trying to get a hold of a friend to pick up baby clothes and she finally passed by on Friday.
It turned into a visit where we stayed up late and talked. Mostly I think it was me ranting but it was nice.

Talking with friends does a body good.

I had always been one of the guys and hung out with boys, but after having kids and getting married I have discovered a new found need for female friends. Specially ones who are in similar life stages.

So there you have it November is only half way through and already had been a wild ride. The 2nd half wont be any calmer as we execute the move.

If you’ve made it this far and are wondering well what am I suppose to have gotten out of this.   I’d say it’s, to fix when you make a mistake even if you look dumb. (Do better then those people who never returned our items).  Recycle and donate your unneeded items ( someone could be in real need of them) and make time to talk to friends.

How has November been going for you?

The Roamer traveling wallet

2 thoughts on “Weekly Pain & Gain: One bad thing on top of another”

  1. Eeeeesh. I’d heard of people stealing laundry but in all my years of using coin laundry, we’d thankfully never experienced it. Our stuff probably wasn’t good enough as we were quite poor! 😉 But honestly, why do that?

    I guess if you wanted to be less angry, it might be worth thinking that maybe someone stooped so low because they were so bad off that they felt they had to do it. I didn’t think of that one myself, a friend said she was looking at it from that perspective and while it didn’t make her feel great about it, she could feel a bit of empathy even if she was just making assumptions.

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