S is for September, Stress, Storms, and Swine Flu. Summing up September in one S word, I'd have to add . . . Sucks.
I never realized how much Stress I had been under during 8 months of unemployment, health challenges, the move to a new city, etc., etc., until I felt that stress leaving my body when I started working in July. However, when that employment ended in September, I was very aware of the return of the Stress in my life.
With the return of major rain Storms came the return of water INSIDE my loft . . . and the realization that the "repairs" made by the property management were completely ineffective. Now, every time it rains outside, it also rains inside. The property manager responds by asking, "hasn't the maintenance guy called you back?" The maintenance guy knows I understand the underlying design flaw and the problem with resolving the problem. It really can't be fixed without redesigning the windows. Of course, given my no job and no money situation, it is impossible for me to hire a lawyer to get me out of my lease and/or qualify for a new apartment and move and so I am stuck in a loft that leaks.
A friend invited me away for a long weekend more than a week ago–while it was a welcome change, somewhere along the way, I caught the dreaded the Swine Flu and I can't seem to get better and because I am healthy adult woman and therefore not in any risk group–like the latest two deaths in Dallas county, I am being told to "cure myself" with over the counter remedies . . . that seem to help not at all.
Yes, I'd have to say September really Sucked for me and I am still very Sick. I'm Sorry I can't put on a happy face and find something entertaining to blog about lately . . . but I thought I should say something for those that are curious about me.