my sweltering home

it’s 72 degrees outside. it’s about 77 degrees inside my house. no joke. the a/c is out again. i say again because just a month ago the compressor died, so i was living in extreme heat for a few weeks until that got fixed. now, it’s take 2. and i only have one fan so i’ve been living in my bedroom. sigh. at least i’m going to joe’s for the weekend where it’ll be nice and cool. until i make him turn on the heat because i’m freezing, that is. 🙂

my stupidity, part 3

i wish these posts would stop. really i do. yesterday i waited until it stopped raining to bring my garbage can up from the street. i wore my flip flops out and kept them on when i went back to the kitchen to get some trash. i forgot that water on the ground makes them wet, and as i’m chugging along and step on the linoleum i slip and bend my toe back. a toe on the same foot i sprained. it hurt. a lot. this morning it was swollen and the bruising had spread all the way to my foot. i will spare you by not posting a picture. joe had fun poking it and saying “can ya feel that!?” boys. *shakes head* they’re just big children.

my stupidity, part 2

will it ever end? i’m seriously starting to doubt it. this morning, joe and i ran out and, since i didn’t need my checkbook or credit card, i left my purse in the house. when we returned, joe asked me if i had my keys. i looked on the floor by my feet and didn’t see my purse. i always bring my purse. we were locked out. crap.

“i knew you didn’t have your keys when you didn’t bring your purse,” joe said.

“why didn’t you tell me??” i responded.

i tried calling the landlord, to no avail. he never answers his phone. not very handy, if you ask me.

so we took a quick jaunt to the police department which, luckily, is just a few blocks from my house. i was in my sweatpants and looked like hell, but i didn’t care. we marched down to support services where the public information officer and recruiting officer work.

“i locked us out,” i said. “do you know anyone who can open the lock?”

the sergeant pulled out his asp baton. “use this,” he said as i stared blankly. “it’s cheaper to fix a window than to call a locksmith.”

he had a point.

they told us to try using a credit card in the door jamb. as we left, the recruiting officer asked how long it would take to get back to my house.

“not long,” i said. “why?”

“well. i was just thinking. the 911 center could get a call about a burglary in process at a certain dalton residence.”

i rolled my eyes and we drove back to the house where i watched in nervous anticipation as joe first tried his driver’s license and then his insurance prescription card. just as we thought it wasn’t going to happen, the door popped open. “my insurance finally came through,” he joked.
so, through act of stupidity number two, i learned to always take my purse with me. oh, and i headed down to lowes and got several spare keys made. 🙂

my stupidity

i sprained my foot. well, according to the doctor, BADLY sprained my foot. and i don’t even have a good reason, like kicking joe (joking!). nope. i tripped over myself going down the stairs and fell on my right foot. in my own house. as my cats watched and laughed. yep. i’m a moron.

my mom and i thought it was broken because it didn’t swell. friday morning i could barely walk, so joe drove up here, picked me up and took me to cartersville medical center. it’s our favorite date place. we’ve been there twice…more times than we’ve gone anywhere else! 🙂 we were only there about an hour and a half and were told it was a bad sprain. they wrapped it up, gave me crutches and two loritab (which i hear i can get $50 for each on the black market) and sent me on my merry way.

joe couldn’t take me back home because he had an appointment in atlanta, so he set me up on the couch at his house with ice on my foot. about half an hour later the medicine kicked in (oh what wonderful stuff it is) and i got real dizzy and about passed out. but i wasn’t in as much pain! i used the crutches for part of the weekend but gave up after i started injuring myself even more with them. i’m just not smart enough to use those things. hehe. yesterday i wore my shoe for the first time, albeit untied. today i’m still hurting but at least it’s not as bad.