I've been dealing with some issues this week. I'd planned to spend this cold spell staying warm n resting as much as possible after chores were done. Instead I got extra chores, a boo-boo, n have been extra chilly.
My arm is screwed up this week. Last time at work before Day Off-
I plowed through a piece of metal with part of my arm just below my elbow.
A small metal bracket piece was sticking out of a machine in a storage zone. I went to quickly throw something in (had to run back) n hit the piece with my arm because my glasses had a blind spot. I always walk around with reading glasses at work now...
After the bleeding stopped with pressing on my quickly applied bandage, I used a frozen bagel in a food-glove for an ice pack while I had to continue to work. Then I brought the melted dough ball home after work n made an awesome cheese-burger pizza with onion. It was even better than slicing the regular baked bagels for pizza.
Then on Day Off- I checked the hallway $1 thermometer on my way out for errands, n it only read 30F, below freezing. The heat downstairs was not functioning!
My pipes go thru those walls, n were in danger of freezing up in these low teen temps here this week (or -10 C). So I made calls n waited for call-backs, then went crazy checking downstairs n the basement every hour. All the faucets got turned on, n I found a couple of little electric heaters I had packed away. I also turned the oven on for a few hours n got the temp up to 48F.
Of course the separate electric heat upstairs was down more than usual about 50F.
After two days Of struggling not to sleep my normal time n go around what other folks wanted to do, (constant calls waking me every time I fell asleep), finally it was rigged with a fan to get some heat moving into the downstairs from the basement this afternoon. The landlord found a Heat Repair Van guy in line at a fast food drive thru, n got him to come over to assess the problem! All other calls made were busy elsewhere-
Repairs should be complete tomorrow, which means I miss yet another day of sleep needed just before my work-week begins.
The dusty dirt in the basement got thrown all over me by the landlord n work guy, so I started an allergic reaction of swelling n had to take benedryl n change clothes again. I went to go online but passed out for a few hours.
Woops- I'd wanted to take a shower before it got late-night colder again! Now I have to freeze my butt off n try to sleep in 50 degrees with wet hair.
No time for it tomorrow because I have to get up in the morning again n stay up all night for work. Can't believe I lost another week of my time Off again without doing anything I'd wanted to- File it under "Things we have to do to survive"-
I'd now normally exclaim how burnt out I am, but I'm so tired, n I feel too cold except for freezer burnt out!
Took this pic by the cove yesterday while wearing 2- layered winter coats, hoodie, scarf, gloves, hat, 2 hoods, 3 shirts, 3 pants, 3 socks... n prob will sleep in 2 layers after the shower!
I hope next Day Off is warmer in here...
sorry to whine so much-