Thursday, September 3, 2009

dog days of summer

and luckily, we're not really in them right now because my heatpump stopped working sometime yesterday while I was at work. It was about 85 degrees in the house when I got home so I turned it off and hoped it would reconsider while I was at work today. No such luck so I'll have another sleepless night in the stifling house.

I have 4 fans to battle it with AND Katie graciously offered me accomodation for the evening but the repairman promised I'd be the first stop in the morning so I want to be on hand to see what the damage is. I'm currently going through my random stacks of paper records to see if I can find the receipt from where I replaced the unit a couple of years ago. Not that it has a snowball's chance in hell of still being under warranty, but I'd just like to know.

I really wanted to get back in the car, drive to an air conditioned restaurant, and console myself with food I can't afford, but I battled it back. There's no need to punish myself for something I can't control. My mom has offered to pay for the repairs since I can't. As often as we disagree and for all the fights we've had about horrible things in the past, I don't know what I'd do without her. I'll just tell her to consider this my Christmas and birthday presents combined.

This incident just goes to reiterate how much harder I need to work at some sort of nest egg. It's never really worked out for me in the past because something like this just keeps cropping up every time I think I'm approaching a level point. I seriously wish some of my petsitting clients would call. I have a couple of jobs lined up for Oct and Nov but that's just too far off to help me. I say that, but I don't want new clients. I just want the ones I already have to suddenly need to leave town for two weeks...on alternating schedules of course :-)

Doesn't anyone have a pet I can look after?


Anonymous said...

What a rough week!

Holley T said...

I've certainly had better weeks, that's for sure. I wish Fall would truly arrive just a little earlier for me this year! Hopefully, the planets will align and the Fates will take pity and it will be a quick, easy, relatively inexpensive fix!