Monday, January 21, 2013
I'm having a really bad day today and I'm glad to have a place to vent my frustrations. Sometimes a person just has to say out loud all that is bothering them and today is my day. My daughter called that her kitten is sick and might have to be put down. She is only 13 years old but hasn't been eating for days and lost lots of weight. She goes back to the vet this afternoon and hopefully he can help her.
I'm still sick and today it comes with a fever and bad cough. If it was only one thing I could handle it better but then I get a call from home that my furnace broke and the house was registering about 41 degrees. Furnace man came and it needs parts but my biggest concern is that the pipes froze. Right now the water is turned off but when we turn it back on, will there be a flood??
Then another call that the fridge went and I lost all the food I had left in the freezer which was a lot! I had cleaned out the fridge part but I always leave the things I can't take with me in the freezer and for 6 years it worked out fine. This year it didn't. SO now although I am grateful that my daughter cleaned it out already, I still have to buy a new fridge when I get home.
Now we hear about a new thing from the furnace man that moniters the temperture in the house and if it goes under a certain degree that we set, it call us on the phone and we can alert someone to go there right away. It also has a sensor for the basement in case water goes on the floor from a frozen pipe, outside flood or any other reason. It's about $80 and if we had this before we left, we would have save lots of money.
I always try to look on the good side of things and will be awaiting word tomorrow when the furnace man goes back with the parts to see if there is more damage. Keeping my fingers crossed. Right now it is monkeyed to work but he says it won't last long. Another worry that something might happen to it.
We asked my daughter if we needed to come home to oversee anything but she said for right now that she is handling it all. I know they are getting a cold snap tomorrow and I pray that all goes well. Being sick and traveling home thru Washington DC is not something I look forward to but if need be, I'll have to do it.
Ahhh, I feel better just getting all this out. I guess I am lucky that most of my woes can be fixed, it will just cost me. I am grateful that things are not worse and I pray that her kitten makes it thru as she is such a part of the family.