I ordered an electric fireplace as my Christmas present this year.
It is quite cold. Got down into the teens last night. So yesterday I went 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. Like the power going out.
My air conditioning system outside goes out at least once per year. But around here they just fix things enough to keep them going awhile and try their best not to spend any money.
The New Management:
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.
It would be especially hard to move with Charlie right now. But I’d move if I found somewhere I thought was better.
Contractors and plumbers came and went yesterday without doing anything 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.
The Older People Living Here:
I especially worry about the old and frail here who could fall. At this time there would be no one around with keys to check on them.
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 businesses.
My Poor Charlie:
Last night Charlie coughed so much. I gave him the dose of hydrocodone syrup sometime in the night.
My nerves are frayed because I feel so helpless. It seems to help him stop coughing if I let him outside for a bit. This is why I get up every few hours and take 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. Still, it weighs heavily on me. Because congestive heart failure just gets worse as time goes on.
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.