I’m Still Not Up to Speed
Posted November 7, 2012on:
I could make a ton of excuses for this, but I won’t. The bald fact is that I am still not back on program, and it’s my choice not to be right now.
I will get there, have no doubt about that. I sure don’t have any doubt about it. But right now, there is just too damned much to deal with.
Mostly, I am eating warm things, because the house is very cold, and has been since Hurricane Sandy. My Landlord, never exactly generous with heat, is rationing the heat, because the oil truck still cannot get down our street because the city has still not removed the downed tree that is tangled with the power lines. (I’m typing this with a nightgown, full sweats and a hoodie on.) I have extra blankets on my bed, but one can only spend so much time in bed per day.
It’s cold and rainy here at the moment — we are getting the beginning of the nor’easter that has been predicted. The news just noted that it’s actually snowing on the Upper West Side, and looking out my window, I can see the rain changing to snow.
My sister had to evacuate again, and will probably have to redo all the repairs she had to make since the Hurricane again, because they are predicting coastal flooding to hit right around where she lives.
The roommate is out of the house at the moment (she was scheduled for a sonogram today, as a follow-up to her July hospital adventure. I really hope she has the sense to get a car service to come home (assuming nothing goes wrong when they do the sonogram, of course). Money may be tight this month, but I don’t want her waiting in the rain for the somewhat limited transit we have out here.
Fortunately, while we were walking to the polling place yesterday to vote (and I really hope you all voted), we overheard someone talking to a friend about going to the local supermarket after voting to stock up on staples in case the storm got really bad. We decided that this was a Very Good Idea, so we went there after lunch. It was crowded, but we were able to get chopped meat, pork chops, and a turkey breast, since we were starting to run a bit low on meats. Would have gotten some fish, but the lines at the fish and deli counters were horrendous.
So, right now, I’m alternating soup, coffee, and tea, and trying to stay warm until this weather mess is over.
Stay safe and warm, and I will write more on Friday, when I find out just how bad the hit from my week off program will be.