Some Whine To Go With My Moldy Bread
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Yesterday was a nightmare! I was doing well with my typical Monday, which is cleaning, laundry, vacuuming, and I got it all done early so I felt good. I needed to go to town to the library as I had a book to return, to deposit my husband's check in the bank, to the post office to pick up my mail, and to Walmart. I might have been able put this trip off until the following day, as it is 12 miles to town, but I really needed to go to Walmart Pharmacy. We were finally able to get a medicine Blocker needed as they quit carrying it in this area anywhere. We had to special order it and had spent over a week trying to get it. I was doing all this while trying to feed Blocker every 2-3 hours all day and fix meals. She is not feeling well and is bloated again. Her teeth are bothering her. She wasn't wanting to eat some of her meals so it was a pain. At some point around 2:30 I was starving and just sucked down some shredded lettuce with some dressing poured on it. Great meal!! By the time supper was over I just wanted to help hubby get Blocker's big evening meal down and her meds in, take a bath, and lay down. By 8 I was dosing in and out. Ahhhh. Storms arrived but I was too tired to care. At 9:30 my hubby came into the bedroom. woke me, and told me he had bad news. The storm had taken out our huge fridge/freezer. It had also hit the big A/C but it recovered. So much for our whole house surge protector and lightening rod system. So I had to get up and help him start the freezer and side by side fridge in the pole-barn. Then bring the 2 other small dorm fridges inside from there all while it was still storming and pouring rain. I rearranged the food in the upright freezer on the back porch and the bigger dorm fridge we already have inside. I unpacked everything in the stunned fridge and separated it into boxes as to where it should go. Hubby put the meat in the freezer in the polebarn. He put the condiments in the side by side in the polebarn. He accidentally shut off the power to both of them but discovered it before too much damage was done. I put the rest in the 3 dorm fridges inside trying to load them with a plan in mind to make them easier to use. We were soaked from the rain and from sweat pouring off of us. We finished a little after midnight and I had to take another bath and wash my hair. He did the same. Blocker wanted to be fed again so he did that and we went to bed but were too tired and wired to sleep. We got about 3 hours sleep before having to get up a little after 6. I was exhausted, my knee hurt, my wrist hurt, I felt hungover, I looked like something laying in the bottom of the cat-box. The house is a mess from all of the frantic activity and I had to redo the floors. I made hubby's breakfast and found that both loaves of his bread for lunches were moldy. I felt like screaming but I took a deep breath. I desperately needed to stay home today but I will probably have to go to the post office anyway as I have lots of things ordered for Blocker. I will have to choose which way to go to get bread depending on whether I have to go to the post office or not. The closest store is 5.5 miles and I hope they have a loaf of bread. If not I will have to drive 8 more miles to the next small expensive grocery store and hope they have a loaf of bread. No bread? Then I will have to drive 2 miles further. Or drive 17 miles to Kroger and Walmart where I know they will have bread. If I end up there I could have gone the short cut and saved 6 miles. But Murphy's Law is in effect. And it's muggy and miserable. And it's still storming for the next 2 days. And I worry about losing power. And I have a toothache. For my sake my hubby is trying to keep it together as he knows I can't stand griping and whining. When catastrophe happens I don't freak, I just trouble shoot, problem solve, dig out, work harder, tread "water" in the septic tank, whatever. So I am determined to be tough. To stay positive. This too shall pass. I could use your prayers though................or a stiff drink with gin. I don't drink so please send the prayers.