It is quite cold. Got down into the teens last night. If they hadn’t gotten the power fixed, I don’t know what I’d have done. I gave the Duraflame stove I had to Nathan because it was shooting sparks and I was afraid to plug it in.
However yesterday I got online and found my early Christmas present from Lowes.
It is a Pleasant Hearth 31.75-in Infrared Quartz Electric Fireplace. It is on rollers so you can roll it from room to room. I’m considering putting my TV on it if that works out. It was under $200 even with tax.
It hasn’t shipped yet, so I don’t know when it will be delivered. But I learned living here to be ready for things on my own. Which is why I have a window air conditioner in the bedroom. Maybe I’ll look into a small generator for when the power goes out.
My air conditioning system outside goes out at least once per year. But of course they just fix things just enough to keep them going awhile and try their best not to spend any money.
And the new management? They haven’t exactly endeared themselves to us the first week of their ownership here. They get an “F” from me for their lack of being responsible.
From what I read online, even luxury apartments in this town don’t get good reviews. I wonder if this is a local phenomenon? Because it seems to be rampant around these parts. I know because I look all the time. I’ve looked most of the time I’ve lived here, which is five and a half years.
Which is why I’m afraid to move. I might end up in an even worse place. And it would be especially hard to move with Charlie right now.
I do love my location in the city. I’m close to everything.
Contractors and plumbers came and went yesterday because there was no manager to talk to. I know because I drove Charlie around in my car from time to time to get us warm and I stopped to tell the men sitting in their trucks of the predicament.
I’m sure that won’t endear me to management, whenever they make their appearance. But there was no reason for them to just sit there in the cold waiting.
I especially worry about the old and frail here who could fall and there would be no one around with keys to let anyone in to check on them. There are lots of old people living here and that kind of thing happens.
The LLC company for the new owners is listed in Delaware. Did you know that about half of all the publicly-traded companies in the United States decide to incorporate in Delaware? They do so for a variety of reasons, with all of them favorable to the business involved when compared to other states.
Last night Charlie coughed so much. I had given him the dose of hydrocodone syrup sometime in the night and he is only supposed to have it every so many hours. Which comes down to maybe twice per day. But sometimes I go ahead and give it to him early.
My nerves are frayed. I feel so helpless. It seems to help him stop coughing if I let him outside for a bit. Which is why I get up every few hours and let him out on the patio.
Sometimes I get impatient and then I curse myself because it isn’t his fault. It isn’t anyone’s fault and I curse myself again because I run out of ways to help him.
The last couple of weeks have been especially difficult because it just gets worse as time goes on.
I burst into tears, I feel depressed. (I already take anti depressants and something for anxiety).
I can’t seem to look forward to much of anything because my baby is sick and I’m his mama and I can’t fix it. Only watch it get worse.