I spent last week--pretty much all of it--feeling utterly flattened. I'm still working on recovering from that, but I'm starting to feel a little better, at least.
So. This week is looking busier than I'd like it to be. I've already gotten some of it handled, but...yeah.
We've been having...issues...with the breaker that the heat pump is on. We didn't notice, at first, because cold weather means we don't use it.* But as things started warming, we switched over to using it, and...snap goes the breaker.
To be fair, it was a 40 year old breaker, and was due replacement, but...part of the fun was finding an electrician that would show up. First one didn't. At all. So, we shopped around and found a new one that scheduled to come out this morning at 8:30.
They've been out, looked it over, called around to their suppliers to find a replacement, went and got the replacement, then came back and slotted it in. Done, paid for,** and gone.
Tomorrow, I need to get the Subie's oil changed, and schedule any maintenance it needs done. I've put just over 70K miles on it in the eight years we've had it.
(No, I don't drive much--why do you mention it?)
Wednesday and Thursday, I have to make a trip to the opposite corner of town. Wednesday, I have to go get a Holter monitor applied, and Thursday, I have to hand it back over. Mostly precautionary, but there it is.
Friday, I've got the regularly scheduled grocery pickup.
Sprinkled in through all of this is the fun catch-up housework I let drop last week...when and as I can get to it. In five minute bursts. I have the kitchen mostly caught up--I'll probably work through most of the house, picking up and de-cluttering as I go, over the rest of the week, as I'm up for other things (grabbing coffee, water, food, or Gatorade...which I guess I'll be drinking at least one per day for the foreseeable future).
Oh, and laundry. I'm a week behind on that, too. I have a lot of clean stuff to sort and put away (towels & sheets), and other stuff to sort (I sort the imp's clean clothes because if I don't, it won't get put away, and I can pull stuff that's worn out/stained/ripped and/or outgrown at the same time).
Next week, I've got a new-patient visit with the same nurse practitioner that acts as GP for everyone else in my family, because I sincerely dislike the doctor that replaced mine, and do like the one taking care of my kids.
Granted, we're still looking out for good people to do other repairs for us,*** and those we'll take as they have time to come to us. But that's actually a lot easier than running errands when I've been beat this flat with autoimmune problems.
*We have a propane fireplace insert heater that takes care of most of the house, with radiant heaters in all three bedrooms, and smaller ceramic heaters that we set low to prevent other areas from freezing (with varying levels of success).
**Cost less than I was expecting, too. And I don't begrudge the hours, plural, billed, considering they had to drive to the other end of town to go get the breaker...in a large pickup...towing a trailer...with current gas prices.
***We had one of the recent storms pull the cap off our gutters in the front, and we think it bent the hell out of either the guttering edges, the fasteners, the cap, or all of the above, and need an expert to come in to fix it. And last week, the gutter guy's wife/receptionist/booking agent was in the hospital when we called. We also need some serious repairs to the carport--probably to the extent of a full rebuild.