Thursday, September 7, 2006

Ramblings of a Sane/Insane Lady

         Today could and should have been one of those days that totally pushed this sane lady into the abyss of insanity.  My cell phone alarm didn't wake me up.  I was totally whooped.  For the second time last night, one of the guys had to wake me up when we reached the bus stop after work.  I have no idea how I'm going to deal with the exhaustion of my five day weeks I'm working.

My sinuses were throbbing when I got up so I took a vacation day.  My first hassle was when I tried to sign on to AOL and my account was suspended because of a TOS violation on one of my SN's.  After countless calls and transfers, someone hacked into Becky's SN which she rarely uses and visited hundreds of porn chatrooms via AIM at 3 am.  This isn't the first time a SN has been compromised this way.  I ran a full scan; nothing.  I ran my Norton and Microsoft full scans; nothing.  Becky has Ft. Knox on her lap top; nothing.  I'm quite unsettled that hackers are able to compromise accounts.  Once again, we changed all our passwords to ones that I need to write down to even begin to remember.

Anyway, I decided to clean.  I have mini power blips that shut my power off on half of my house for a second or two.  They've been happening very frequently lately.  I called the power company.  This is not the first time this has been repaired.  He reinstalled a whole new line, box, etc. into the house and said one side was almost falling off.  If this doesn't work, they will install a device to record the electric coming into my house for two weeks.  Next step...the electrician again because it could be another faulty outlet.  I also have a breaker on a circuit that we never use that's tripping.  Next problem, my siding tore away from the house a little bit above the family room during a huge storm this summer.  There is water entering between it and the house and probably damaged the outlets and God knows what else.  So, the insurance adjuster and contracter are coming out tomorrow to check the damage while I'm at work.  LOL...can I say enough already?

Not quite.....I have a massive fly infestation which was bad off and on all summer.  They returned in masses today.  Of course, when the power guy was here, my sunporch had hundreds (no exaggeration).  Talk about wanting to crawl in a hole. 

My sunporch is just loaded to the max with Megan's things from college that are laying dormant.  My BF came over.  We loaded his truck with just about everything in there for his dumpster.  One huge problem was her refrigerator which she hadn't cleaned properly and was full of mold and noxious odors....GONE to the dumpster.  Another huge problem was my son had left his deer hunting clothes stuck way back in there....loaded with larvae and GONE.  I couldn't spray because of Grizzly and Mocha but made a mixture of bleach and water and washed the walls and shampooed the ugly carpet.  LOL..the carpet will be gone soon anyway.

Some of you probably don't know but my BF suffered for a year from shingles and was clean since January.  Well, it looks like they are back, and he's got flu like symptoms.  Dang, I feel bad for him.  He's had tons of blood work done to make sure his immune system isn't comrpomised.  He looked half dead when he left with his truck loaded with my crap.

I did spray my Ortho around the pond.  My pump had been off for two weeks.  I hadn't realized it so it was infested with insects.  In fact, I played Orkin lady all around the outside of the house.  Lord, flies are so yucky.

So that was another day in the life of Chris.  It seems like there is no rest for the weary ever.  Three months have gone by, and I'm still not adjusting my home schedule to working five days a week.  Boy, do I grieve for my Wednesdays off, even if it meant working a 10 hr day.  I keep praying that my body and mind will kick into gear with this.  This has, by far, been the biggest hurdle with my new job.  I'm praying about this and looking for some sort of answer.

Looking back to this summer when my gas tank was leaking in my car, I'm thinking I should have tossed that cigarette (actually I should really, really quit smoking) when I was lounging by the pool.  Nah, and miss all this fun of being a happy homeowner.  I think I'm getting slap happy or else my mind is totally gone.

Hope everybody has had a more peaceful day than mine and YEAH, I see the alerts are back, although most of mine were never gone.





sugarsweet056 said...

OMG! You had a terrible day, bless your heart. Come here {{{{{{{Chris}}}}}}, there you've been hugged by Aunty Sug!
Hope your wkend turns out MUCH better.
Blessings, Sugar

siennastarr said...

Well, Ms Chris, it sounds like you did not have a very good day!  :(  Sorry to hear that. Flies?  Oh man I hate those things!  They have got to be the most annoying insect there is!  Not to mention the most to a cockroach that is.  Sorry to hear about your BF and the shingles.  I've never had them, but have heard how awfully painful they are!  

Please promise me that you will not go insane!  You can't!  We have to work on the VIVI's!  


helloimkara said...

I have crickets here! Dang crickets everywhere!!!  I hate them!  Bugs are everywhere here in AZ because of the warm weather. Hate em!  Im glad you were able to get so much done around the house. it always makes you feel better even though its a drag doing it!

Kara :)

queeniemart said...

Damn.....i would have went screaming into the woods over all this today....i can not believe the problems you are having with the electric! It worries me.....i PRAY someone gets this fixed once and for all. I am sorry to hear about BFs shingles. Those are awful to get and hard to get rid of. I love you girl. Try and smile.
lisa jo

tpiez4me said...

YIKES.....I cannot imagine going through all of this without pulling out my hair or screaming at the top of my lungs!  Talk about a monsoon of mess!  I'd like to take a big rake to my house and rake some of this mess into a dumpster.  (Shhhh, my dad can take care of that car thing for ya!)

pennietoonz said...

I have to agree with Lisa...the part about the electrical really concerns me. I hope you can get it checked out and cleared many things going on all at once! When I worked 5 days in a row full time I always felt beat. I wish I could say it went away but it never really did.
I wonder why those shingles came back again? What misery.
Love you! I wish there was something I could do.

jckfrstross said...

no rest for the wicked lol hope you feel better soon


krspkrmmom said...

Wow...I don't know what to say.  Too much for me--if I were you, I would have lost it a long time are one strong woman!  For the flies, I can ship you my cat who likes to eat  I know how you feel about the 5 day work week--I hate those.  Hope things get better...

Annie =)

dwhee70041 said...

Chris, What a day!  I hope it's not a total loss....I'm watching the Steelers beat the Dolphins.  Of course, it's only half-time when I am writing this.  We'll think good, positive thoughts and hope for the best.  I hope you get felling better and that tomorrow will be a better day.  David

lv2trnscrb said...


sorry about the hackers.  and sorry about your boyfriend and the shingles; that I hear is very painful


nelishianatl said...

What a day!  Sorry about the flies too.  That would've been embarrassing.  Speaking of embarrassing, as hard as it is to bring up, see if your boyfriend would be willing to take an a free HIV test, the kind that tells you in 20 mins.  Shingles sometimes come back again and again even without an immune system problem.  Once it's in someone's system it stays there.  I hope he feels better.  Those things hurt.  

lisa41076 said...

Chris, hope you feel better soon, good luck getting rid of the flys, they are so annoying !!!!!!!!! There are mosquitos around my porch, hope your bf feels better soon, glad the alerts are fixed, Hugs Lisa

queenb8261 said...

Sounds like quite a day. What is up with everyone coming down with sinus troubles. Knock on wood, I can't remember when I had one last. I think I have sleeping sickness. LOL IT's all I wanna do. Sleep. Sleep Sleep.  It's 2:30 am. The only reason I am awake now is because I have barely touched the computer in 3 days and I need to catch up on my alerts.  Take it easy and take care.
Hugs, Barb  

xomywayox said...

Sweetie are you a magnet for trouble??? You've got to stop pissing krama off! Alright, I'm just funnin' with ya. I am sorry that all these things have been hitting you this summer. Thank goodess it's all most over with. Hey do you have a guy name Murphy living with you. LoL

Butterflies, Bunnies, & Balloons....Brenda

seraphoflove9001 said...

Wow....what a day you had! Sounds like some of the days I can have! lol :o) I hope that today and the rest go so much better for you!

xxroxymamaxx said...

Gosh Chris, so much stuff going on with you.  You need a night out, drinks and dancing.  : )  Just kidding...I do hope you and your boyfriend get to feeling better and that you can get all that house stuff straightened out.  Wish I could send Ryan over to help with the electrical but I don't think he would go for that. lol  Love and hugs and GBU, Shelly

chat2missie said...

You sure do have a lot of stuff going on at one time.  Hopefully you can relax some over the weekend.

lanurseprn said...

WOW Chris!!  So much stuff happening at once!  Hope you can relax a bit this weekend.  I hope your BF feels better soon.
I know that 5 day work week is tough.  I had forgotten how tough it is until I did that last job I had.  My new job is going to be 3 days/12hr shifts. The 12hr shift can be tough...but it's worth it I think.  
I hope things settle down for you.

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((((((CHRIS))))))))))))))))))))))))))Seems like you been having busy days.Hope you will soon get some rest.Ummmmmmmmmmm,my day today,can top your day off,as mine was a very bady day.Have a good weekend and try and get some rest.Thats what I am about to do. :)

chevyz71gurl74 said...

UGH! SO sorry someone
hacked into ya'lls account...that
happend to me once and talk about
having to go through a bunch of crap..
My sinus' have been bothering me too...with
headaches...woke up with a lil sore throat this
morning...I guess it's weather change..BLAH!
Hope you have a great weekend

jlocorriere05 said...

Sorry someone hacked into your account and you got TOS'd. I hope it doesn't happen again! Yuk at the flies, that's the trouble with summer! What good do flies do anyhow, what's the point of them?! Have a good weekend, glad you got a lot of stuff dumped and I hope your BF will soon be feeling better. Jeannette xx  

zoepaul6968 said...

God almighty Chris what a week !! It seems flies are the bain of your life,poor sod,I hope everything gets sorted for you soon xxzoexx

debbiewebb4465 said...

Oh Chris, bless you, what a DAY!!! Bloody flies driving you mad, your poor BF and his shingles, your sinuses ((((((HUGS)))))) I can understand how much you miss your Weds off, as I think you know that is my day off, but all through Aug & Sept I've had to work them to cover holidays ~ and I'm knackered!!!! So I know how you feel regarding them! I can't believe you've had so much trouble with hackers getting onto your screenames!!! Touch wood I've not come across that yet, what a violation of your privacy, I bet you was fuming!!! I hope your weekend is a GREAT one to make up for this poop of a day :-)
all my love n hugs Debbie ~xxxxxxxx~

imgr8phil said...

Sorry to hear about the TOS and the circumstances with tthe porn sites.  Glad you found out and made sure everything was fine.  Sounds like things have been quite interesting with you lately.  Hope your weekend has been nice.  Take care.


shayshaydc said...

Now I feel bad about complaining about my golf game!!!!!! I know first hand how a job can wreck havoc on your body!!!!!