Lately it seems like my entire life is just one thing after another and I just can't catch a damn break. After shelling out $688 to get my car fixed (and being without a vehicle for two full weeks), I'd hoped I had earned a respite for awhile. But nope. Last night I went downstairs to discover the carpet in my (finished and sealed) basement was soaking wet, and there was mold on the walls.
I have thousands of dollars worth of collectible books down there, because as I said, the basement is a finished one, not a raw stone dirt floor storage basement. So how did this happen? Easy. All this goddamn rain we're having in the middle of the dry season of the year. Torrential downpours and God damned thunderstorms THAT WILL NOT STOP. I'm sick of this! There are no WORDS for how sick I am of this!
We turned on the dehumidifier, but the carpet down there is ruined. I have to get all my books out of there after work today and pray that they haven't begun to grow mold themselves. My furniture down there is all pretty well destroyed.
And the worst part? Yeah, it's supposed to rain EVERY DAY THIS WEEK. Seriously, this is just ridiculous.
Add to it that I haven't slept well in weeks. I've been having bizarre nightmares constantly, probably due to all the stress I'm under now. My neck, back, and chest hurt constantly from never getting a break. Work just keeps getting worse and worse--they just heaped MORE responsibility on my head, now. And when I try to tell them that I don't have any more to give, they tell me they're "sorry" but that I'll just have to figure it out because there's no one else.
Here's a thought: how about a few faculty members do something for themselves once in awhile?
I just want a break. I just want things to go smoothly, without major blowups or problems for awhile.
Sigh. I have two weeks until vacation, and I need it in the worst way imaginable.