Last night in orchestra rehearsal I went to tighten my bow and the hair popped out at the tip. I thought the re-hair costs would be around $20-30. WRONG. I got a quote for $52!! WA sales tax is nearly 9%, so the price will be closer to $58-59. Our heat is still off and the boiler guy just rescheduled from Friday to Saturday. One of our pullets laid a weird sac egg last weekend and hasn't laid since. It hasn't been a good week. Work has been really rough. I thought I'd been cultivating good karma with kindness and good deeds. Unfair karma makes me If I'm looking for the silver lining... * We've got a fireplace and space heaters. * Someone loaned me a bow to use until mine is repaired. * Tomorrow is Friday. * I still have a job. * I still have a house. * Dumpling seems OK despite the egg laying thing. * France makes this really nice red liquid that comes in a lively green bottle.