So, for a month we've lived with the saga of the broken cold water in the shower and washing machine drainage pipe and electrical outlet in the laundry. The cold water pipe was finally replace on Thursday - Ah, a good shower fixes most things!!! The laundry washer drainage pipe was fixed at the same time. Then this morning the electrician came and fixed the faulty switch in the laundry so we were finally able to set the washing machine up in it's rightful position and plug it in without extension cords and EVERYTHING!
So, that what we did and the bloody washing machine DIED. It's been leaking water since we moved, but now it won't fill the washing machine at all.
I can't even tell you how tight money is atm... It's so tight, it's actually turning inside out. We're *just* managing (with much calling around on my part) to keep debt collectors from the door. We were supposed to repay MIL some of the money she loaned us for the move from the Bond refund, but that just hasn't happened. Some of it went onto part payment of bills, some on actual food. And now it looks like the rest of it (all $300) that is left will go on a reconditioned washing machine of some discription.
Meanwhile, I'm get letter after letter from the training facility through which I'm doing this Cert. 3 to please pay up the remaining $380 of the course fees by the middle of April... Not going to happen.
Last night I watched this documentary about stress... Pretty much, according to this, I'm in the process of slowly, but perhaps not so slowly killing myself with stress. Certainly, I'd expect my telomeres are resembling the frayed ends of shipping rope about now... My nerves are definitely frayed. Beginning to wonder when this hurdle race will end, and whether or not I'll actually make it to the end in one piece.
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