Monday, October 05, 2009

S is for September . . .

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.

6 comments:

floribunda... aka Julie said...

so sorry to hear you're still sick and wish I was close enough to bring you some chicken soup!

Re: the apartment -- seems like Dallas must have some tenant-services group that can help with free legal advice...

lj_cox said...

I/m so sorry to hear of your terrible month! I really hope things start looking up soon. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

Cyndee said...

Sophie:
I miss you here in Lansing. I am sorry that things are not better yet. I am sure you will recover from the flu. Just give it time and sleep and fluids. You are a strong woman and you can do it.
When you feel up to it, do some quilting it can cure anything and everything. I will pray for better times.

Rian said...

Let's hope October brings Opportunity, Optimisim, and Oodles of good things.

Hugs. You can do this.

Barbara C said...

I'm sorry you're having a tough time. Take care of yourself, and take one day at a time. You're in my thoughts.

black bear cabin said...

Being sick for a LOOOOONG time is very frustrating...and im sorry to hear you are dealing with a doozy! :(

I didnt have swine flu, but some other stomach bug that took the month of August from me and most of September, so i know how you feel. I lost 20 pounds the hard way, and im still dealing with some stomach issues.

Of course, on top of that the added stress of your leaking apartment really sucks! So the only thing i can think to say, is i really hope you feel better soon, and perhaps you will have a dry winter. Lots of Hugs coming your way!!!!

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