I'm not sure if this anniversary will be remembered for how bad it was or if it will just fade into obscurity. This is our 37th, so it's not like we do the flowers, chocolates and special dinner out any more, especially when it's a work day. Mostly it's just a "happy anniversary" wish in the morning and musing that "it's been that many years? Really?" Today it went substantially downhill from there.
My husband's 1-hour meeting mid-day turned into 3 1/2 hours. His 1 1/2 hour meeting later in the afternoon turned out to be 2 1/2 hours.
Meanwhile, there was an unexpected development in one of my projects--some years ago, someone put a 3 1/2-inch elbow onto a 3-inch pipe. No wonder it doesn't work. While putting up the Christmas decorations, I learned that in two strings of Christmas lights, one string didn't work. On to Plan B. Later, I went to use the string that was working, and then it wasn't working either. The Christmas tree in the living room is on a timer, and it failed to come on. After some trouble-shooting, I discovered that the timer is bad. Replaced the timer. The tree lights still didn't work. Discovered that the main controller for the lights on the tree is now bad. Abandoned the controller with its cord, ran a multi-outlet extension cord up the tree, lights work (except for one small section at the bottom, which I turned around to the back).
Most of these problems are now either fixed or are on Plan B (or Plan C), and the anniversary day finally ended.
It could have been worse. We could have had a major plumbing issue that cost several hundred dollars. Oh, wait... that was last week.