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Monday, February 21, 2022

Life Update

Do you ever have those days or weeks where life just seems to be kicking you down again and again? I feel like that has been my life lately. I haven't wanted to write anything new here because I feel like I am having a hard time finding the good in between the bad. Yes, I know there is a lot of good in my life and a lot to be thankful for, but sometimes the bad just stands out more.

I feel like my "gloom" started on Tuesday February 8th when my tire blew apart. Not only was it a scary and sweaty (stuck on the freeway with semis blasting past me) event, but it led to spending hours and hours on the phone every business day. I am talking 4 to 6 hours each day. Between my insurance just to file the claim, to the claims adjuster, to the person who did the quote, to Hertz for a car rental (and subsequent calls to get a bigger and safer car), to Volvo, to Discount Tires and all of those several times each day, I was over being on the phone. 

I still have to deal with a bunch of phone calls to get this process figured out, but they have lessened now that my local insurance agent is helping out a lot more.

Three days after the car issue was February 11th which was the day that I was supposed to be induced if I was still pregnant. I had a hard time with this and it has been building up each week. I have an Instagram friend who got pregnant the same day (she did IVF), so when she posted her updates, it made me think of where I would be. As she got closer to her due date, I knew that mine was approaching too. And then Friday February 11th came and my heart broke again. Sucks. Pregnancy loss is tough. But I am hoping I can heal a bit more now that the due date has come and gone.

Then last week (or this week as I am writing this as it is going on) our water heater/hot water just stalled out. Everything was fine on Monday, but then Tuesday morning I turned on the shower at 5:30 am and when I turned the handle to hot, not much water came out. I then went to the kitchen to see if it worked elsewhere. It worked out there, but was so much less for the hot water. And it was hair washing day. I know you all can sympathize with me on that one. 

So I put my hair up, took a shower in a dribble, got ready and left work. Rory spent the morning trying to drain the water heater to see if it was mineral build up. After the water heater refilled, it was a bit better, but not much. 

I called a plumber later in the day and he thinks it is the intake system on the water heater and not the water heater. So I guess we shall see. But in the meantime, I haven't been able to cook much as I have little hot water, but still some and it is difficult to wash dishes, clean up and not tear my hands up in the cold water.

We have been able to take showers in the master bathroom as it is a shower only and the pressure is a bit better than the guest bathroom with a bath tub/shower combo. Less water comes out on hot as it has to travel more and needs more pressure.

I know that these are all not big deals, but when they keep coming at the same time, they cause a lot of stress and annoyance. 

So this is why I have been lacking in the writing, commenting and blog reading. I am trying. I promise, but my heart and mind are elsewhere. 

Now let's hope for some good news, good days and less stress!

37 comments :

  1. Aw, I hate when it seems like everything in life is conspiring against me and it feels like one thing after another. Little things do have a way of adding up to fell huge and we all hit our breaking point sooner or later.. however I don't think much of what you have been dealing with is little and you are totally justified to feel down. Just know you are not out and you can always vent here. Your friends are more than happy to listen and be a shoulder for you to lean on. I sure hope things turn around for you soon!

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    1. Thank you so much. I hate venting and putting my problems on others because I know people who are going through so much worse than me. But I hate when everything just piles up on us. It sucks. So thank you for being there!

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    1. Thank you. Some things have already gotten a bit better.

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  3. I'm so sorry things have been so tough for y'all lately. You've been through so much and I'm hoping that things start to look up for you soon. You have been in my prayers.

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    1. Me too. And thank you for keeping me and my family in your prayers. It means a lot to me.

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  4. Oh friend, I am sorry you had this all in one swoop. Take the time to process it all and it is ok to cry. Sending lots of hugs and I hope things turn a corner very soon!

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    1. Thank you so much. I definitely have shed some tears lately. Things are starting to look up since i wrote that and hopefully we have some good for a bit.

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  5. It has been a weird year, and we are only two months in. We have had a few house/car issues happen all at once lately too. I hope that things start to look up for you soon. I am sending you all the hugs and know that if you have need someone to vent to...I am only a DM away!

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    1. I sooo agree. I was hoping this year would be better, but it has been just as hard in different ways. I will definitely vent and commiserate with you on school stuff and life. Thanks for being there!

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  6. Sending hugs and thinking of you.

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  7. I always say when it rains, it pours. It always seems like problems pound on all at once & it just makes them feel even more heavier than usual.
    I'm so sorry about having to watch a friend go through the same time line you would be on. I know that is so hard! & you cant stop yourself from doing the "what if" things.... a woman's journey in this world is so much more than some people realize. HUGSSSS

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    1. You are so right. When they all hit at once, it feels like too much. And I over stress, so it makes it worse. It definitely is so much more. And often we end up hiding it and going through it mostly alone.

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  8. So sorry to hear that. Sending you lots of hugs. Life is already stressful as it is and when other things start to go wrong it feels like getting steam rolled. Hope things get better soon.

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    1. I definitely feel like I have been steam rolled lately. That is a good way of putting it. And thank you. Things are starting to look up.

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  9. I hope things get easier soon. That is a lot to handle at one time.

    Thanks for linking up!

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  10. It all adds up and leaves you so stressed out. I'm sorry and hope things are better soon.

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    1. It really does. And thank you. Things are starting to look up since I wrote this.

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  11. Sometimes I find that the best thing to do when life is kicking you down and completely overwhelming, you just post it. You write it. You get it off your chest. It's cathartic. Praying you have a better week ahead, my friend.

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    1. That is so true and that is why I vented. I just felt like I was drowning and having a hard time keeping it all together. Things are starting to look up car wise and water heater wise, so that is good.

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  12. I'm sorry it’s been tough for you lately. Hope things get better soon and sending lots of virtual hugs our way.
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  13. I’m so sorry you have been struggling. You know 2021 was that entire kind of year for me. I have lost children so I completely understand but I’m so sorry I didn’t know when it happened. Hugs to you.

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    1. Thank you so much. It has been tough, but I just wanted to get it out there. It has helped talking about it.

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  14. Sending all the hugs your way sweet friend. I feel terrible that I had no idea you were dealing with pregnancy loss, and sending all the more hugs. Praying for you to get through this hard time <3

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    1. Thank you. I kept it to myself and didn't tell many people. Not even many who I see daily. It was tough and I never had experienced it, so I wasn't sure how to ask for help. But those around me who knew, were very helpful. Thank you for your prayers.

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  15. Girl this is all real life craziness but you are doing it- you are rocking it- feel free to vent anytime- I feel you- things can only get better now! :)

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    1. I sure hope so. And thank you for that offer. I definitely needed it recently.

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  16. I hate those days (or weeks!) where it feels like nothing is going right! I hope things look up for you soon and you are able to get your hot water fixed!

    Away From The Blue

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    1. Thank you so much. I got my water heater fixed and my car fixed. So now it is working on me!

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  17. I'm so sorry you've been struggling and very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and sending virtual hugs.

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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