New stressors: Floods and Phones

This will be a rant. Allow me to apologize right now. I am sorry.

Okay.. here has been the breakdown of what has been happening over the past month to month 1/2:

At the end of March, I did what I would normally do when I got home from work on a Wednesday night. I threw of load of laundry into the washing machine. Now what happened next is not normal!

When doing laundry, you can choose whether or not to have a small, medium, or large load. The machine will fill the water to the appropriate amount and begin working.

That mechanism failed. And the washer just pumped out water.. everywhere! I did not notice this for about half hour.. by then the water had spread to every room in the house!

The next day, we had a cleanup company come in. They set out 27 large blowers, about every few steps they had one there. They pulled off most of the baseboards and most of the carpet/flooring. (Actually, they said they were replacing it all, so I don’t know why they didn’t pull it all up.)

They also set out several 3ft tall heater/dehumidifiers. One for every room. And 30 minutes after I got home… I tripped and fell over one of them. (ouuuccchhh!) They then said we had to have the a/c off. So, this created a constant temperature in the house of at least 94 degrees or higher. It was … living hell!

In truth, after one night.. we should have put the car in boarding and gone to a hotel. But we didn’t until Saturday or Sunday. I can not exactly describe the sheer bliss of the air conditioned hotel room. Of taking a shower and not be sweating before you reach the bathroom door!

We were able to have all the machines removed and the a/c back after a couple more days. Since then… nothing! They keep going back and forth with the insurance company. And sending more guys out to re-measure the whole house.

Now this has been the state of things since then. We received $$ from the Insurance company, and have finally heard from a lady to come and pick out flooring. This has been over a month waiting for this.. with the house ripped up and the cat trying to lick/eat fluff off the floor!

Now.. I have been working overtime to make some extra $$. Just in case. And that just in case popped up. My much beloved iPhone died on me 2 days ago. I had to order a new one using a credit card that I had just paid off!

After receiving my new phone, I was in a good mood. That is until a co-worker decided that she needed to add to the above stress.

She is not ‘higher ranking’. She is just a co-worker. We are at the same level in the company, we both have the same skills/authority to do things. Just after my Supervisor and Team Lead left.. she suddenly instant messages me asking do I need her to give me work to do. Now, I can route my own work. In fact several of us have taken turns in staying until closing to make sure all the work is assigned! Some might try to say that she was just ‘being helpful’. But the only way she would even feel the need to ‘help’ me is if she feels that I can not handle my job. That she can needs to.

Lets face it, if one of the other Team leads went to my Team Lead and said: “Do you need me to give you work? What are you working on? Are you working on ____? Do you have enough to do?” He would be somewhat insulted. And rightly so.

So the headache I’ve had all day is … ‘fun’ and now because of this.. my shoulders are scrunched up and tight.

Uhh… gee thanks?

There! My rant is over!

Y’all survived it all! Yay! You rock! Thanks for hanging in there with me!

-The Head Ducky!

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