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Crankiness abounds on LJ [Nov. 16th, 2010|05:05 pm]
Zoethe
I've been quiet, but today deserves a giant WHINE. I'm in the middle of my two annual giant contracts, which are decent money but mean that no matter how hard I try to pace them, November is inevitably a month of grindingly long days and all-nighters. It's completely stressful, because at the end of it there is inevitable travel for Thanksgiving - this year we will be on both coasts within a week! Yes, I can and will take my computer along, but it's hard to work effectively when there are people with whom I want to visit. So I'm stressing about it. It's the most boring project in the world, it just takes for-fucking-ever.

Now, to top it off, in the last hour I suddenly feel like I'm coming down with the flu. AND my clothes dryer just died - I went back to the basement to grab something and noticed that it was blowing and heating but not turning. Dried the first load fine, died somewhere in the last 15 minutes. With luck, it's just a broken belt. But my stove also needs repair. It's the continual, grinding, nickle-and-dime of life that's beating me.

I am definitely having a "fuck being a grownup!" day. But I can't even take the day off because I'll be that much further behind tomorrow.
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[User Picture]From: mariadkins
2010-11-16 11:23 pm (UTC)
{hugs}
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-16 11:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I staggered off to bed for a while and managed to bite the crap out of my tongue. I am not having a good day.
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[User Picture]From: mariadkins
2010-11-16 11:57 pm (UTC)
i so know how that is. :(
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[User Picture]From: mariadkins
2010-11-16 11:58 pm (UTC)
thomas told me yesterday that he'd be glad when he moved out because then he wouldn't have to do chores anymore. LOLOLOLOL

being an adult has its suck times. :(
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-17 12:00 am (UTC)
And Ferrett will be arriving here soon with his traumatized mouth and a prescription to be filled, so I will have to stop being sick and go to the pharmacy.

Whee fun. I'll take the chores!
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[User Picture]From: mariadkins
2010-11-17 12:02 am (UTC)
my so and i discussed the fact, and he told me that when you live alone, the chores do themselves! ;)

that poor man. hug him for me.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-17 12:13 am (UTC)
Yeah, funny how that totally doesn't happen!

I will hug Ferrett for you.
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[User Picture]From: midnightsjane
2010-11-16 11:37 pm (UTC)
Some days life kinda sucks, doesn't it?
Hang in there.
:HUGS:
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-16 11:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks.
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[User Picture]From: bunny42
2010-11-17 12:35 am (UTC)
Any other time of year, you could save some serious money and change that dryer belt yourself. Sears has a really good manual about how to do it, and the parts are way less expensive than a repair visit. But you seem much too busy and stressed right now to attempt it yourself. Keep it in mind for future reference, though. It's a great manual, and it's so satisfying to do it yourself.

(Unless, of course, you have a home warranty service, in which case, never mind.)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-17 01:02 am (UTC)
Oh, no, no warranty. I wish we did, but it's about 12 years old.
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[User Picture]From: bunny42
2010-11-17 01:24 am (UTC)
No, what I meant was these companies, we have several around here, that repair some or all of your appliances, A/C, etc. for a yearly fee. I don't have one, at the present time, so that's why we attempted the repair on our own.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-17 01:29 am (UTC)
Ah, those! Used to have one, but it didn't pay off.

This year, it would....
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[User Picture]From: bunny42
2010-11-17 01:50 am (UTC)
That's insurance for ya. Overpriced until you need it. It's all a crap shoot.
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[User Picture]From: koibito007
2010-11-18 06:24 am (UTC)
If so inclined they could try to look up repair instructions online. That's what we'd do.
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[User Picture]From: bunny42
2010-11-18 07:41 am (UTC)
Believe me, so did we. But that's how we ended up with the book. Had to order parts anyway, so it worked out okay. Had the book right there beside the dryer. I don't know that we would have attempted anything more ambitious than changing the belt, but it sure felt good to get it working again, all by ourselves.
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[User Picture]From: kidsis
2010-11-17 01:24 am (UTC)
I feel you; November is NaNoWriMo, my birthday, Thanksgiving and time to prep for Christmas. On top of that, this year has the added stress of less money and my car slowly falling apart. I'm ready for it to be January....
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-17 01:30 am (UTC)
Good luck. Oi.
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[User Picture]From: delosd
2010-11-17 03:20 am (UTC)
I hate growing up and being all responsible. Taking care of problems instead of being able to ignore them, and thinking ahead to prepare for problems that haven't even happened yet. It totally sucks.

If it weren't for being able to drive, and the sex, I'd just have stayed a kid indefinitely.

Sorry, hon.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-17 03:28 am (UTC)
Thanks, dear.

I think I could have even lived without the driving!
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-11-17 02:14 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you had a really sucktastic day. I hope today's better.

-Alex
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-17 02:43 pm (UTC)
Today is looking to be just as bad. If not slightly worse. But thank you for your good thoughts!

Wow--before I got to send this part of today resolved itself, so maybe it won't be so sucktacular after all.
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-11-17 08:35 pm (UTC)
I'll take the credit, then! :-)

-Alex
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-17 10:13 pm (UTC)
You may! A couple things cleared up, so I'm getting a lot done.
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[User Picture]From: jemyl
2010-11-18 12:22 am (UTC)
I hope things go better tomorrow for you. I think part of the problem is that because of the Holidays we are "supposed" to be happy, jolly and kind even when for every one thing that goes great five more fall apart. Our bodies seem to know this and do a great job of making us slow down and be honest with ourselves and others about saying no sometimes.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-18 03:32 am (UTC)
I'm managing to catch up some. I don't feel like it's the holidays at all. It's very frustrating.
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