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.