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Misery loves company

This just hasn't been my week. Month. Season. Whatever.

I'm plagued by winter depression even more than usual this year, which isn't so odd, because there's just more winter than usual this year. But to add insult to injury, yesterday my central heating died on me. I've added water to the system to up the pressure, but it won't come back on again... so my house is freezing and I have to call a mechanic. This is going to cost me....


This sort of thing is problematic when you live alone and work a long way away. I never know how to arrange this sort of thing, but we'll see once I talk to them (it's too early to call yet).

And to make things even worse, I woke up feeling physically ill. I've been sweating all night, I feel sickish and about to faint. And I can't even take a nice warm shower to make it a bit better. No way I'm going to work all frumpy like this - I'm back to bed to wait for a decent time to call the mechanic and then I'll decide what to do...



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Feb. 17th, 2010 07:12 am (UTC)

I wish I was there. There is nothing so frustrating, as "frustration" when you are alone!

I've been in that situation and it makes me just want to run away.

Take a deep breath and when you can, treat yourself to something special. Remember, you may be alone physically, but you are never alone in problems! We, your friends, are always here, somewhere. :O)


Feb. 17th, 2010 08:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I'm so glad to have online friends in situations like these... It's much better now - heat's back on!
Feb. 17th, 2010 10:53 am (UTC)

Awww, hon it all just sounds horrid. Wish I could help!

Sounds like a complete and utter duvet day to me...take theday off, stay in your duvet make hot drinks and watch balck and white movies. Wait on the heating engineer type person.

*more hugs*
Feb. 17th, 2010 08:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the hug! I stayed in bed for hours (it was the only place that was warm...), the repair man showed up, he fixed it, the house got warm, I took a shower, I did some shopping... and things got better.
Feb. 17th, 2010 01:04 pm (UTC)

Hope it worked out somehow? I always have a minor freak out when I need something fixed because of my working hours, too.

Fingers crossed that you won't get sick for real (and if you do, get some rest and heat!!!). ♥
Feb. 17th, 2010 08:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It did work out. I called the repairman, who could come nearly right away (he said it'd be midday, and it was, 20 past noon). So then I called work and swapped my day off - I stayed home today and now I'll have to go in tomorrow. Boss D complained for a bit but I just said "listen, it's 14 degrees in my living room, I can't shower, and I'm not going to wait for tomorrow to have someone come over to fix it". And she gave in! *YAY*
Feb. 17th, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC)
Aw, poor thing. Staying in bed all day sounds nice. :D And get well soon! Or better, don't get ill. xD

It'll all be fixed, I'm sure. *hugs* :)
Feb. 17th, 2010 08:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks. It WAS fixed. I showered. I got warm. And felt soooo much better.... life's quite good, sort of, right now.
Feb. 17th, 2010 08:20 pm (UTC)
Ah, brilliant! The mantra works, right. Alleskomtgoedalleskomtgoed. :D
Feb. 17th, 2010 08:24 pm (UTC)
Exactly. I sent a card to a friend recently saying "Keep Calm and Carry On". She says it works like magic and she's positioned it in the middle of her dinner table. Alles Komt Goed, als je maar gelooft.
Feb. 17th, 2010 08:55 pm (UTC)
Oops, I didn't want to post that picture as a link, but not the picture itself.

Anyway, here's the mountain of snow that was created after last week's blizzard. I am ready for at least a few days above freezing.

Snow mountain
Feb. 17th, 2010 09:00 pm (UTC)
My goodness. That is... a lot of snow. I've only ever seen that much when I was visiting my friend who lives in Norway.
I really do suggest we all, everyone, everywhere, collectively go into hibernation from 1 December until 1 April, waking up only to celebrate Christmas and New Year's. If we ALL stay warm and snug in bed, nobody's going to miss anybody, right?
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