- 7 years ago
- Wedding: December 2013
Fiance and i are in a LDR…the LD part is going to last three more weeks, at which time i’m moving from MI to MN. i have ten tons of crap to do. my parent were here last fall trying to help me get done all the stuff with the house Darling Husband1 and i started before DS was born, but failed to finish because of circumstances at the time. only, we never finished any of that, and now i’m trying to sell my house with rough walls in the kitchen and trim missing in all the living spaces and no tiles in the drop ceiling in the basement. i’ve already been told by several people that i won’t be able to sell the house for what i owe on it, but i have to get out of here…i’ve been here by myself for nearly 18 months with my nearest friends 1.5hrs away and i’m slowly going insane from the solitude, having no one but three cats and a toddler to talk to all day. seriously, going to the grocery store is a major social outing for me. 🙁 at this point, i don’t even care that i’m going to take a loss on my house, i just want to get out of here, get this awful miserable part of my life behind me and start my new life full-tilt. it still sucks that the most optimistic outcome for selling my house ends with me handing $10K over to the bank anyway.
and then last week i go downstairs to throw in a load of laundry before someone’s supposed to come see the house, and my entire laundry pile on the floor under the chute is completely soggy, with the puddle seeming to originate from under my water heater. f’n awesome. i was quoted $1K to fix it from the repair man i called (i called them because i know they did all the maintenance on the furnace, and at the time i was hoping that it was the condensate line from the A/C leaking…no such luck). no way am i paying that much. my friend (from 1.5 hours away) offers to do it for me if i go to lowe’s and get a new water heater. so i go spend $450 on a water heater and now, a week later, he texting me the phone number for a reputable plumber to do it. i don’t care so much that he can’t do it, i just wish he’d said so in the first place.
i got a quote for moving a few days ago. $4K right there, and i’m doing all my own packing. and that’s another source of stress…when am i supposed to pack when i spend all day chasing after a toddler?
just now, coming back from running errands in town, my tire pressure light comes on. well, it came on on the way to town as well. i’d pulled over and none of the tires were flat, or even low-looking, so i reset the light and went on my way thinking it was because it was cool last night and it’s nearly 90 today. i would have checked the pressure in each tire, but the gauge i usually keep in glove box isn’t there because i’d used it on my bicycle last week and forgot to put it back. then the light came back on on the way home. so i check the pressure when i get home and the right rear is at 23lb…should be at 40ish lb, like the rest of them. oh look, how lovely, there’s a nail or a screw or something in it. i call the tire place and it’s 1/2 an hour before closing, so i can’t get it in today. i make an appointment for 9:30 tomorrow, put DS down for his nap, and then go out to the garage to put the donut on the car because i’m afraid the tire will go flat overnight and i don’t want the tire to get ruined with the weight of the car on the rim. right now it just needs a plug or a patch. so i go out there, and try as i might i CANNOT break the lugs loose on the damned thing. i have it jacked up at the moment in the hopes that keeping the weight of the car off the tire will slow the leak enough that i’ll be able to get it to the tire shop (which is about a mile away) in the morning without having to call a towtruck. i don’t know what else to do. if i had a breaker bar longer than the piddling little 12″ one that comes in the kit in the trunk i might have less trouble. but i don’t.
and just now i went into the basement to grab something…wouldn’t you know the f’n puddle is completely dried up now? but the realtor and everyone already saw the evidence of the stupid thing leaking, so i still have to fix it. it couldn’t wait a couple months till i’d already sold the place, it had to leak NOW and then mysteriously fix itself. AAAAAAAARGH!!!!!!!!
i feel like tearing my hair out. i’m on input overload right now and just had a major meltdown in the middle of my living room floor. i need a vacation from life.