Friday, June 28, 2013
Today was month-end in my office. I figured I was in pretty good shape because I had almost everything we received posted already. Then my boss called me into her office. She said there have been complaints that I have an odor problem, and there have been complaints before. She told me to go home and take it as PTO. She also gave me the business card for HR and told me to call them. Apparently there's a wide array of employee services that might help. The card says they close at five California time. I called a few minutes after four, and they were already closed! So I have to try again on Monday.
But as we talked, she told me she's worried sick about me. She said watching me cross the parking lot is painful, and she's afraid I'll have a sudden heart attack or stroke, or at least end up in a wheelchair or using the walker full-time. I had no idea she thought anything like that. She ORDERED me to take it very easy this weekend due to the heat (expected to be 100+) and stay hydrated.
I know part of the odor issue is not being able to get the laundry done. I've taken to hand-washing a few things each day, but apparently it doesn't work well enough. I contacted a housekeeping service for a quote but that was over a week ago and they never got back to me. Guess they don't want my business. I'll keep looking. I'm also asking people I know if anybody knows a teenager looking to pick up some pocket money. Goodness knows, I cleaned my share of houses as a teenager!
Then I got home and decided to cheer myself up by watching some of the wonderful Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem Youtube videos I bookmarked. A whole bunch of my favorites are gone. Seems the account of the person who posted them has been cancelled due to copyright violations. Phooey. Well, Youtube is a huge site. I've got to look and see if anybody else posted the same clips.
My helpful neighbor is coming a little later to haul out my trash and change the battery in my "chirping" smoke detector. I just feel totally wrung out right now.