My computer actually died, finally.
That’s what the screen would start doing, and then the whole thing would freeze. Fixing it would have been a crap shoot and costly, especially since it was more than five years old. We bit the bullet and bought a new laptop, so I’ve spent the last few days getting to know the new addition and making sure all my stuff got transferred over. (May I say that Apple has that whole process wired? Essentially painless, provided you do your backups regularly…) In spite of how beautiful it is, I wasn’t planning on this transition for this week – I much prefer to do these things with a little planning. Ah well.
Then, this morning, we woke up to no hot water. No amount of effort on our part will get the pilot light relit on the hot water heater, although we have gas pressure at all our other appliances. I am waiting for a friend from church (who also happens to be helping us with the bathroom remodeling) to come over and look at it, and trying not to think about the condition of our bank account, which is curled up in a fetal position desperately trying to protect its vital organs.
And I need a shower. Badly.
And I’m still working on the taxes.
So today is just covered in awesome. (Not really.)
But I did have a terrific time teaching an intermediate soldering class this past weekend with two really fun ladies – didn’t they do a great job?
Even more fun, the glass cabochon on the right is one I made. I’ve gotten a little addicted to glass fusing (like I need another thing to get obsessed over), and it was fun to see how someone else saw my cabs.
I’ve been battling a bad fibro flare up, triggered (I think) by the sudden barometric shifts during all the thunderstorms we had last week. It’s been a rough one – the roughest I’ve had in months, and I’ve just given myself permission to let down a little as I deal with it. Unfortunately, there’s a lot going on right now and I don’t have time to do what I want to do (and what would probably solve the problem), which is to go to bed for a couple of days and just rest.
So that’s my update – I’ll be so glad when these taxes are done and my bank account has had a little respite from all these expenses. How are things in your world??