He took a long slow breath. It was done. Well, for today it was anyways. Life had this funny habit of throwing challenges at him in a pace that left him no time to breathe. The washing machine had broken down to days ago so he called the repair man. "it's gonna be 140 quid" he said. "sure thing". the day later the repair man was in and found out that it was only a button stuck in the drainage pipe. a bloody button. he was glad the repair man had the decency to just charge him a fifty for the call out. relieved of the expense he sat on his computer and ordered himself a cook book he had been thinking of getting in the past few days but it was a bit on the expensive side. japanese. limited edition print. i will spare you the details. satisfied with himself he smiled and turned back to his work. he put the empty coffee cups from earlier and placed them into the dishwasher. as he tried to turn it on he found himself looking at a hysterically blinking warning lamp.. he goes another one. he thought to himself. ill be damned if i ever get a bloody break.