Friday, March 23, 2012

More like spring

Even though we reached record temps again, it was in the mid 60s with a nice gentle rain all day.  And all last night so the basement is doubling as a pool today. I'll have to squeegee it this weekend.

I got all the laundry done yesterday but didn't have any energy for much else, except I vacuumed my bedroom because I had brought up all the clothes from the basement and ended up with a floor full of some kind or dirt or something.  I would like to do the dining room today but the kitchen needs it worse.  Now that Tom has the upstairs dormer fixed the kitchen addition is leaking.  Right at the join.  As I said before, the guy built it right on top of the patio with no foundation. It's not even attached to the ground in any way.  So the patio is sinking a bit and the addition is pulling away from the house. I'd like to just demolish it but we don't have the money to fix it up with anything else and that would leave a gaping hole in the kitchen. Open invitation to thieves. Not to mention heating bills out the butt.  So we are stuck with it for now.

The stove blew a burner this morning. Tom woke me up swearing in there (damn it, and I was going to finally get some sleep) because the burner just exploded and broke off a piece of the element. Now we have to get a new stove.  Great!  Another thing we can't afford.  I guess the front door will have to wait another year.  We can't afford both.  Hell, we can't afford either.

I've been trying to go to bed immediately after supper because sometimes knitting wakes me up.  Thing is, I don't get to stay asleep because my body treats it like a nap.  So I've been lying in bed in the dark watching tv until it gets late enough my body might be fooled into thinking we're down for the night. Until Tom comes home and Professor goes ape-shit barking at the car.  And lately he's been mistaking the neighbor's car for ours so when our neighbor comes home from work at around 11, he goes ape-shit for her, too.  So I think it's just going to be impossible to get a good night's sleep ever again.

I'm systematically working on the kitchen today, trying to clean it.  I'm not making good time because I'm so tired and achy today (change of weather, I think) but I should have most of it done before I go to bed tonight. If not, I'll finish up tomorrow.  I just can't push myself today.  Not and be able to sleep tonight.  The pain will catch up with me then.

So I guess I'd better get back to work and at least get the dishes done and the counters cleaned. I might not mop until tomorrow, especially as Tom will come in with wet feet tonight.



knittingdragonflies said...

Sounds like your at my house! LOL, well we may get some sleep sometime. It has been so warm here, it will be a standoff to see how long we can go without air.
Take care

Kathy said...

The temps are lowering now, more like spring but still a month ahead of schedule. I slept some last night but never enough. LOL Never enough.

Rue said...

Ugh. Everything needs repairs at the same time, doesn't it? I can't count all the things that need doing. I tend to become an ostrich & just put my head in the sand (garden) and ignore it.

Hope you get some sleep tonight!