Here's a list of all this things that have gone wrong so far today:
1. Our cat threw up on the carpet.
2. I got the runs.
3. The bottom dropped out of the stock market. (Update: it seems to be bouncing back now.)
4. The folks who were supposed to hook our septic tank up to the new sewer system on our street broke our water main. Here we are in drought-stricken LA and water is pouring out of our driveway and into the street. And we have no water in the house. That together with #2 turns out to be a real winning combination.
And it's only 12:30. Shit.
UPDATE @ 2:30 PM: There is nothing like having your water shut off unexpectedly to bring into sharp focus what really matters in life. I have a renewed appreciation for hot and cold running water. It really is an incomparable luxury that billions of people in the world still aspire to. It's a good lesson. Sometimes it really seems that life is being scripted by the great screenwriter in the sky for maximum dramatic effect. (Or maybe it's the flying spaghetti monster.)
What a day.