Monday, Mar. 06, 2006
Let's see if I can post a bit more upbeat entry than the last. Seriously, my life is not bad. All you have to do is look back a year ago and read my entries and see how dramatically better it's become!
Things with MC are still excellent and growing better all the time; obviously that's the number one reason for my life being good these days. I still love my job, despite being so busy some days that it's just nuts. Then again, that's always been my life. I think without it I'd be bored to tears.
Unfortunately my health has decided to bite me in the butt. Well, in the back, anyway. I don't know what I did to myself, but my back has practically crippled me the past few days. I'm popping aspirin like it's candy and wearing one of those pain patch thingies, and still hobble instead of walking. It meant postponing another rock-hunting expedition and meant I accomplished pretty much nothing all weekend except cooking and doing the dishes. (MC does them all week - I generally do them on the weekend.)
Today at work I get to try and trace noise on the phone lines, hopefully making it feasible to resume our live interview process again. It took me something like three hours last week to get the connections working again. I have a feeling I'm in for another three-hour marathon today. If so, I'm screwed, because my back is going to go out entirely if I have to crawl around on the floor.
I should probably phone 00 again. I think things are going better for her these days. I chatted with her on IM two or three days ago and she was in a pretty good mood. She's still got a lot of money to dredge up, but at least she's working again and mobile, driving a beat-up borrowed vehicle. She couldn't drive it up here but it's good enough to get her back and forth to work for the time being.
I need to do taxes. I won't get a whole lot back, but hey - every penny counts. And we're talking at least a few hundred bucks, maybe more. Now that MC is bringing in some money, too, we should be able to catch up on our bills, so that money will probably go toward moving costs, assuming we ever actually get to move. (The landlady's new house was supposed to have been finished last October or November. Next they said April or at latest May. I'm thinking maybe by this time next year, at this rate. And we can't move until they do.)
Fortunately MC and I are pretty similar in the way we look at money. That was the one thing I knew to clarify up front. Money is the number-one relationship killer. And while it's one thing to say something and another to do it, so far MC practices what he preaches when it comes to money. Makes it kind of tough to dredge up an excuse for a good fight, ya know?
Darn - I've got to get going. Gotta go to Shadio Rack and pick up a phone filter, hopefully eliminating the noise just like that.
I'm not holding my breath but it's a thought anyway.
Before - After
In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )