(Guest post from the Professor)
Within 24 hours we have seen the untimely demise of the following:
1 Canon EOS 35mm Camera
2 (count 'em: both) of our automobiles.
1 Bosch Dishwasher.
Combined with Joss' recent denuding of two laptop computer keyboards, a downstairs kitchen leak that left a gaping hole in the wall, the demise of a vacuum cleaner, an active leak in the roof and the impending death of our entire heating system, we are wondering of someone has Professor and Mary Ann-shaped voodoo dolls on their dresser.
On the other hand, our car carried us safely back from Idaho and Wyoming, and we are not currently stuck at a transmission shop in Evanston. As the artist known as "Owl City" has sung:
"Every mushroom cloud has a silver lining..."