This week has been interesting and uneventful at the same time. It started with the woman from the housekeeping company calling me Monday morning to reschedule her appointment for that day. That was fine since I woke up with really bad asthma that morning and didn’t think I was up to dealing with her anyway. The computer dude came and installed the part for my comptuer and I was all, “Yay! fixed computer!” Everything worked fine while he was here too. And then it didn’t. The problem I was having came back when I fired up my game that evening. Needless to say, I was not happy. Not happy at all. Y’all have to understand, playing video games is one of the few outlets I have to let off steam. I can’t take long walks anymore, nor can I clean my house from top to bottom. Rearranging furniture isn’t something I can do anymore. Not in the way I want to anyway. I mean I can try and fool myself by moving small things, but I’m not fooling anyone. And I can not even tell y’all how much that’s killing me. I’ve been aching to move furniture from the living room to the family room for over a month now. Over a month! But my body just won’t let me. It’s like an itch that I can’t scratch, and it’s driving me nuts. Now I can’t even stab or shoot people virtually. What’s a person to do? Life is hard. (That was sarcasm, I know life is not hard). Anyway, the shiny new graphics card did not fix the problem, so I’m back to square one with that. Last night, reset my computer to factory settings. Hey, if nothing else works, I’m going for the nuclear option. I’m in the midst of redownloading everything so we’ll see if that works.
My asthma difficulties did not improve all week, until last night. Throughout most of the week, it was pretty bad, which made for a pretty uneventful week. Even using both my preventative and rescue inhalers every day did not help. Yes, I know if I’m using my rescue inhaler more than three times a week, I’m supposed to see my doctor, but I’ve been down this road before, dear reader. By the time I get in to see my doctor, whatever is bugging my asthma will have cleared up, I won’t be as asthmatic and I’ll look like a hypochondriac. I’m tired of dancing that dance. No, thank you very much. If it lasts for longer than I think it should, I’ll head in. Until then, well, I guess I’ll just take it easy and try not to stress my lungs too much. So long as I’m not doing anything crazy like talking too much or walking, I’m okay. Though I’m not getting much sleep because I keep waking up gasping for air, which is fun. But what can you do? Allergy season is allergy season. This happens every year and the doctors so far have not been able to do much about it. They can’t make me not allergic to New Mexico. I’ll just have to wait it out like I do every year. I’m hoping that eventually I’ll become resistant to New Mexico like I did to Virginia and it’ll stop being so bad. One can always hope, right? After all, we plan to retire here. So there’s that.
In other news, the housekeeping company decided that our house was far too messy to clean. You can read more about that in my previous post (link). They’re full of shit. I don’t know what was wrong with the woman who came out to evaluate our house but I could tell from the minute she called me on Monday to reschedule that she just didn’t want to do our house for some reason. I mean, that’s just a feeling I have, and I can’t even say why, but that was the vibe she gave off, even over the phone. She isn’t familiar to me — neither her face nor her name, so there would be no reason for her to be antagonistic towards me or Doug. Like, so far as I know, I don’t have any enemies here in New Mexico, and the only real “enemies” I have (so far as I know) are my psycho ex boyfriend, and my first husband’s psycho ex wife. And I’m pretty sure that Doug doesn’t have any enemies at all. But from the get-go, she just gave off this vibe that she didn’t want to be here, didn’t want to evaluate the house, and didn’t want to work with us. She was overly critical of everything. And like I said in my previous post, I gave her the benefit of the doubt and figured she was having a bad day. Maybe she was having a bad week. I dunno. But the fact that she quoted us a stupidly inflated price to deep clean our house, and then told her company that our house was a “complete overhaul” is just… I still get angry thinking about it. I should have guessed it would happen though, she kept implying that if we wanted our house cleaned “cheaper and faster” we could look elsewhere. I flat out asked her while she was here if she didn’t want her company to clean the house and she said, “No, no. It’s just that we’re booked out for a while.” So I guess she was lying about that. I don’t know how long she’s had this job, but I honestly hope she gets fired if this is how she treats people. She’s costing her company money.
Anyway, I’m not as mad about that as I was on Friday. I still get a little ticked off whenever I think about it. Right now, I’m concentrating on breathing. My asthma has calmed down a little and that whole fiasco with the housekeeping company has soured me on letting anyone inside my bubble for a little while. So I looked around me and thought about what I can do to clean things up without wearing myself out. I still want to get someone in here to dust and vacuum because I honestly cannot keep up with it, but before I do that there are some things I can do to de-clutter a little more. Like Doug and I agreed that we’ll put together the bookcases that were delivered over a week ago and have been sitting in the front room waiting patiently to be assembled. That will get some of the bins of books out of the corners and give us some semblance of order around here. One of the things we did was put the cover back on the ceiling fan that I took off months ago to check the lightbulbs. It’s been sitting on the table since then. Unfortunately, in putting the cover back on, we seem to have broken the fan. I don’t know how, but it doesn’t work anymore. Weird. And annoying. Once I’m up to it, I may have to take it apart again and figure out what’s going on. I need a better ladder though. The thing I have is a little too rickety for my big self. 🙂
So that’s it for this week. A whole lot of nuthin’ and too much of everything else. Sorry for the lack of photos and memes. I’m just way tired today. Take care, y’all.