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Friday February 8, 2019

Friday, February 08, 2019

I had frozen, then broken pipes in my kitchen 3 weeks ago come this Tuesday. It has been a real pain.

We have had some extremely cold weather, and it has made it ore difficult because they have taken the insulation out of my crawl space, and the walls that had water in the insulation.

Not a fun time.

I have not really handled it very well. I did have a couple of days of eating my feelings. Not anywhere near as badly as I would have done a couple of months ago, so there is some good news. I have gotten myself back and track, and have lost the pounds I had gained, so that is a good thing too.

I am choosing to look at the whole experience as a win. I have not dealt with it as I would have liked to, but I have done better than I might have.

I am looking at the glass as half full

I have also been sitting around the house stressing and worrying. There are a lot of other people who have had the same issues, many in worse circumstances than I am. I am going to be grateful that I have 2 sinks in my kitchen, so I still have water.

However, because so many people need help, those who can and are helping are swamped with work.

My insurance man made a mistake and did not file a claim when I first called him. He was also very busy. Not realizing there was not claim put me further down on the list. I had called the people that he told me to, but they could not do anything until he did. It was an entire week before I knew he had not filed a claim.

Now the adjuster is taking his own sweet time following up with the contractor, so I am in limbo.

I have been sitting around feeling sorry for myself all of this time.

I am done with that. Tonight I went to rehearsal of the play my friend is directing. I am not working on it very much, but am going to help out with rehearsals a bit, so I went tonight to familiarize myself with the show and the actors.

It was the best thing I could have done. Instead of sitting home obsessing, yes, I am big obsessor, if that is even a word, and I have been making myself miserable.

I feel so much better having gotten out with people and having a laugh and some camaraderie. Sigh. Once again I am my own worse enemy.

Maybe I have to get through the emotion of these things to get to a better place, but I am glad that I am done with it.

I will be 70 years old in September. I am still learning and hopefully, growing. I guess as long as we live, we must learn and grow.

I had forgotten to do that. I am glad I found out. One day at a time, and today was a better day.


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  • SUNNYBEACHGIRL
    I don’t do stressful situations as I used to. Not sure why, maybe just age but I have to stop myself from emotional eating also.
    250 days ago
  • ROADTOFREEDOM
    You write that you did a better job of dealing with it than you might have. You found the motivation to do some things that were right for you and that you found to be positive. You're still learning new things at the age of 69. Sounds like a lot of positives there to me.

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    251 days ago
  • KOALA_BEAR
    I can relate. My water heater went out but not before overflowing so all the rugs & carpeting got soaked. Due to heavy rain can't put them outside to dry. Getting stinky too. But that's life & we aren't perfect. How boring we'd be. Hang in there
    252 days ago
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