There really are.
Apparently this was one of them, and I didn't get the notice.
All the plants were repotted, if necessary, and brought inside. I was happy that it didn't take as long as I thought.
I sat down and all the dogs were on the couch with me. Then there was a big crash. If the pups hadn't been with me, I would have thought one of them did something.
But it was right there in the room with me.
And this is what I saw.
The table broke!
The table broke. Both pots broke. One of the saucers (the expensive one, of course) broke. My calm broke.
I don't have another pot anywhere big enough, nor enough smaller pots to take care of this. I have to buy a pot or pots tomorrow.
And I'll be renting a carpet shampooer soon.