I Am Hot


I am also dirty. Soooo, I finally have a working heating system in my home. This is big, because I have lived here for over two years. It gets below zero most winters. Electric space heaters work when it is above 35 degrees (farenheight for non USA people) outside. They are expensive to run, and not reliable or the safest. I was feeling so good that for the first time in my home ownership (of two houses, and one mobile over the years) that the proper heating system was working. It was snowy today, and I had to clear off my car and go pick up my son from school to take him to a counseling appointment. Driving on normal days tires me out. Today the fatigue really kicked in and I fell asleep after getting home and woke up after 8:30PM. I just puttered around not really doing anything, thinking I will make a plan to get my chores back on track tomorrow. So I did not wash dishes again. No big deal, I often do a few days worth at one time. My good feelings of things finally going right in my life ended when my son started screaming as he took a shower. My first thoughts were the drain was backing up (it does often), then maybe a ugly bug got loose with all the repairs going on. I yelled through the door “what’s wrong”, of course there was no hot water. Damn, I tried to start our natural gas water tank back up, but of course I can not even turn the dial or see to read the directions that I can not remember. Starting it up just scares me anyhow. So, I have not showered since Monday and I am starting to feel gross. I guess I always have to take the bad with the good. I never seem to get just a streak of good things happening to me. I am warm enough though. I turned the heat down at night to save a few pennies since it is usually warm enough under the covers.