Well. The cable people did voodoo in my general direction and finally I have some sort of decent internet accessibility. It was fairly amusing to be here with the cable guys. Here's how our conversations went: 'OK...it works now!....oh wait....it doesn't work.....ok, what'd you do? it works now. You didn't do anything? WTH? oh! ok...don't move! Can you stand on your head and do an arial split while.....what? that's overtime pay? oh. well...you know...gotta do what you gotta do.....' ::ahem:: Anyway. I'm going to be getting a discount on my bill. I hope. I don't flash the wares to just anybody to get a discount, you know....but this was the cable guy! (Collective 'ewwwwwww')
ANYWAY........the drama that has been my life lately. Where shall we start. First, Jesse's mom had a stroke. She had been in Mexico when the first one occured, and had several successive ones. When she got back home, and had another one, the family hauled her off to the hospital. (I should note that the MIL is one of those 'oh, I'm fine....' type people...) She got an MRI and found out the specs of what had gone on. Jesse was a nervous wreck though. Well...I was too, but.....
So, then we move on to my sister in law. She has Graves' Disease, and was not taking her medicine like a good girl. Then she got into a car accident. and didn't get herself checked. and went on vacation. We tore her a new one, and harrassed her mercilessly until she finally went in to get checked. Enlarged & very bruised heart. Erratic heartbeat. Bruised this, battered that. Blood test here, blood test there. More harrassment from me. The realization of her circumstances finally hit her so now we are waiting for test results on if she will need surgery or not.
and then....my dad. He is overly medicated from various maladies, and finally his body said 'WTF?!' and he collapsed. Possible stroke, but they're still hemming and hawing up there at the fabulous (or not) VA hospital. His urinary/bowel capabilities shut down, he had temporary amnesia, oy....kidneys, liver, etc....
Meanwhile, I think I may need a touch-up to cover my grey.
So, the good part about my week.....is that I got a curio hutch for free. and a totally cute heavy <bleeping> table that Ryan claimed as soon as I got it in the door. and a HUGE amazingly fabulous armoire for $150.00. Oh, happy day for me, indeed. My neighbor had called me saying 'Hey, come with me to help this girl I know move some stuff.....I'm getting this couch for my brother, but I think there's a hutch that you might like.....' so I said ok....gives me something to do, right? Well. I walked into this house and gasped. I was almost brought to tears. Her decorational skills were those which you only see in magazines...and this was in the middle of her moving! I 'oooh'd. I 'ahhhh'd. I made her laugh that I was so in awe. I asked her if I could just live with her - minus the kids and all.... heh.... and then I saw the armoire. I said 'OMG...where did you get that?!' She said 'You like it? You want it?' At that point, I developed a stuttering problem. She says 'Make me an offer!' more stuttering. She says "$100? is that good?" $100?! $100?!?!!??!!? She mistook my facial expression and said 'Is that too much, you think?' WTH?! I finally blurted out...'Yes! YES! I'll take it! omg...yes! YES!!'. Now we have to figure out how the hell to get it out of her house and into mine. LOL I was asking my neighbor later, why the lady was getting rid of all of her stuff for cheap. She said 'Oh....she's going to redecorate in the same style, but she just gets bored with her pieces.' So, anyway....while I'm telling Jesse all this - because he's at his Reserves weekend.....I'm telling him 'If she asks you if you want any other stuff while you're over there, say yes. I don't care what it is...just say yes, because all of her stuff is beautiful.'
It was so nice to sit in my living room yesterday with my new hutch, in the dark (because of the rain), listening to classical music on NPR, and read. I haven't felt that relaxed in a super long time.
(I forgot to add a thing or two....LOL Um...my A/C unit was leaking all over the floor...and uhh....my kitchen sink is leaking, too. I haven't decided if I"m cursed or blessed....hee hee)