Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The plumber and I spent about an hour clearing the furniture, umbrellas and garden 'stuff' out of the mechanical room to allow the installation of the gas water heater therein. Then the plumber's boss came back to put the kabosh to my plan. He had a bunch of 'reasons' to not do it, but basically he didn't want to do it! m $1100 to install another electric in place of the failed one, and 'at least' $3000 to put in the gas heater. He Won. I wish I had just fired him, and found another to do the job. Now I have an empty mech. room and more stuff in the garage, to boot.
Tuesday, the recovery company arrived to start the clean up. My small kitchen now gained a high powered heater / fan and a huge industrial dehumidifier with a hose to the sink.
Most of the LR furniture was pushed (tightly packed) into the dry part, some went into my dining room, two bookcases lined the back hallway. Next, the wet carpet in the hallway and
half of the living room carpet was pulled up and the wet padding was bagged and thrown out.
Now came two more Heater fans and another dehumidifier! The noise was intense. I had only a path through my kitchen, a narrow path through the LR, a path to the two back bedrooms (which had not fully recovered from the furniture displacement required to install the two new windows in each of those two rooms in the middle of October). Fortunately, I had a chair and a small tv in the other BR. Needless to mention this was a high level of stress for me and my three fur people to handle. (See my SparkPage for mental health issues..)
It was Thanksgiving week. My next door neighbor sent over a turkey & fixings plate and a large dessert plate. My lack of control of recent life events, my recent broken wrist and the days shortening to less than nine hours of daylight, led me to a much more severe case of SAD than normal. Getting more depressed as the days went by soon led to today's appointment with a new Mental Health Professional. ((My previous, Joan, had recently retired.)
..TO BE CONT.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
I was in a perfect storm of events, refinancing my house , changing to a wireless internet, programing the the rotation unit on my new rooftop HDTV antenna and getting a new bed frame for my bed. Included in this mess was all the extra stuff ~ getting estimates for home improvements, gathering and transmitting the myriad of required documentation to the refi bank in CA.
I am scheduled to close on the 14th, ' If the Good Lord's willing and the creek don't rise'.
I finally Got the antenna working, in time to catch the final minutes of the show, "Extreme Weight Loss".
The new bed, Real wood ~ Headboard, foot board,side rails make all the difference to my sleep, my mattress feels new again.
I finally steeled my resolve tonight and finally connected to the internet with my new modem (after several failed attempts on previous days)!
Now to catch up on my email, Sparking, Trivia and a bubble bath! Did I mention chocolate?
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