Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Even With Treatment This is A Nightmare

Rock Chef said it best so I'm going to use his words (if you click this here link).

I'm okay, but I've been busy. I know you know this and I entirely blame the do-it-yourself projects going on at home that seem to ever increasingly grow. Just like sea monkeys when you add water. With each step, one more gets added. I'm over my head, really. And, while we have slave labor (read "parental in-law units") fixing each and every problem along with us it is still pretty darn craptacular. Especially this time of year.

Yes, yes I am lucky to have free labor where a home cooked meal now and then suffices the masses, but I am tired. Not only am I the designated inside painter of all things with. . . . . well. . . . . walls, but I am also the cooker, cleaner, Christmas letter constructor (not a word has been written), event planner, shopper (food, gifts and miscellaneous guns), poo patroller, vacuumer, phone operator and launderer. Don't believe me? Last night I spent the entire night cleaning up doggie diarrhea from one sick leetol puppy. It was not fantastic. It really, really smelled. So, I'm more tired than normal. I just want to curl up into a little ball and sleep until this all goes away, which means after the 1st of the year of 2008. Or it's finished by someone else.

On top of it all I can't participate in my marathon. It's off to the Orthopedic doc I go. I've done something horrible to my knee. Feeling my aging, I guess.

So, if ya'll don't hear from me for a bit, it's because the sea monkeys have outgrown their aquarium. Or they died from adding too much water. . . Pick your poison.

Okay, okay, to finish on a positive note. An electrician is scheduled for Monday to give us an estimate of the cost of re-wiring the home. Once more, a gazillionbilliontrillion dollars will be running out my pocketbook. I already know. How is that positive, yeah. . . I dunno either? Though, I called Direct TV this afternoon and they reinstalled our service for the low cost of $34.01. Yet, I just paid $75.00 to disconnect it. Bargain.

But at least we have TV.

I also made homemade chili for dinner tonight. That which is entirely guaranteed to give you the runs.





12 comments:

R.E.H. said...

Sorry to hear you've worked yourself to the bone like that, but it's not surprising as we've all seen the magnitude of work you have upon you.

Hopefully you'll find the strength to go on.

Don't know if Chili was the best choice though... considering last night's dog poo expedition...

Jay said...

I think you should take a break. Just take it easy this weekend and then get back to it on Monday with a new attitude.

I love chili. When should I be expected for dinner? I'll bring the wine.

g-man said...

We gave up Direct TV at a cost too, we wanted Verizon's Fiber Optic TV! Love IT! And it was cheaper. Glad you have TV, going to be hard to watch when you have the runs though (just sayin')

Valley Girl said...

At least you have something homemade.

Simply Curious said...

Oh shit. I was eating, so I stopped reading at dog diarrhea. I'll check back in a little later or tomorrow...

Smooches.

-SCG

Ian said...

If you don't head back up the road fully chilled out after visiting us next weekend you can have a full refund on your accommodation costs. (Not your booze costs though, there isn't that much money in the world)

Emmeline said...

Sorry about your remodeling woes. That sucks. I hope I never have to do stuff like that, at least not extensively. I know I won't handle it well!

Em

Jen said...

r.e.h.: Thanks! I'll get through it, I just need to get to December 13th. Really, who would've thought that painting the family/living room would lead to electrical problems? So not related!

I love making my chili - it's good. But in hindsight, you might be right. More poo is not necessarily good.

Jay: I can't sleep this weekend, but next weekend, I head to H-town to see my friends the greatest couple on the planet. I can then have some time, besides Ian promised a refund on my accommodations if I don't get relaxed! Beer, wine, food and good friends ought to do the trick.

Did you say wine? Where? When? Bring it!

G-man: if we can ever get it to work, it will save us a load of dollars each month! And, thanks for making me laugh!

Valley Girl: True. But I had to homemake it myself to have it. . .

SCG: The rest of the of the post isn't poo related. Oh. Wait. At least not DOGGIE poo related. . .

Ian: No option for the booze refund? Seriously? Damn. I'll take your original offer though. I have a feeling it'll be great. Very much looking forward to it.

Em: One wouldn't think that absolutely NO upkeep has been done on a 50-year-old home. But it hasn't. We're stuck with it. But at least by doing it, we make it our own and we now know what to look for when buying again. Let's hope, though, that's not for a very long while. . .

Rock Chef said...

Hope things start to improve for you soon! I have got a joke on my blog that you might get a laugh from...

Simply Curious said...

Tag. You're it. Get to writing a letter.

Jen said...

Rock Chef: I DID laugh! Thanks! Things are fine, I'm just a bay-bee about it. . . .

Simply Curious Girl: I'm good with tags. I don't mind 'em; however, it may be a bit o' time before I get to this long-a**ed lettah. . . but I will.

Alli said...

Those lil sea monkeys are pesky little buggahs, aren't they?