So, I will just quickly tell you, my beloved friends and confidants, what my life has been like for the past day or two.
You all know that we have been ill. Well, on Wednesday, our downstairs toilet quit working. (no R&B, it wasn't just a plunger issue) We figured out yesterday that the waterline to the toilet froze. Not surprising, it did this last year in the whole bathroom because the people who installed the plumbing to this bathroom didn't insulate the bloody pipes. We took care of that yesterday, although it involved tearing down some bricks, to get to the pipes, and then putting them back. I didn't do it, a friend of mine who is into realty and renters and things also has a handyman. He did it. Also yesterday, our hot water heater quit working. We have had spotty performance with the thing, and so I called the manufacturer yesterday, to find out that we have a model with a faulty thermal coupling on it, and there is actually a settled class action lawsuit on this baby. We got the part for free, but not the labor, and we had to pay to have it overnighted, otherwise it would have gotten here sometime next week. My friends' handyman should be here any minute to install said part, and hopefully by the end of the day I, and my husband, will get our first showers since Wednesday. To ice this lovely cake, my daughter was up all night with an ear infection. We have a doctor's appointment in a couple of hours, so I'm hoping that the water heater is taken care of before that, or else I will not get my shower today. The doctor insisted on seeing her as opposed to just calling me in a prescription. I miss my old doctor, who would trust my judgement (because I'm RIGHT!) and just call it in. Now I have to drag my SICK daughter into the freezing cold, and haul her to the doctor. This just does not make sense to me for some reason.
*Sigh* Well, thanks for the ear gents and ladies, I feel better. Until next time, I am the Almighty Liz, signing off, and wishing you a better couple of days than I've had. *smooch*