Thanks for the well wishes on my eye-weirdness. I went to the doc yesterday and it’s likely I’m getting visual migraines. Since this is relatively new, I’m supposed to keep a little journal of any headaches/auras and include quality of sleep the night before, what I ate that day, if I had any caffeine, if the weather changed, how long the headache/aura lasts, etc. Once we establish a pattern it’ll be easier to figure out how to avoid them. I’m also to get full blood work done and go see a neurologist. When I got home from the doc instead of hitting the gym I crashed on the couch for nearly two hours. I needed the sleep and felt so much better when I got up.
Today I worked later than planned and it was a disgusting, rainy mess when I left. I figured I had some coupons and a Sephora gift card so why not hit up the KOP mall for a little retail pick-me-up. I dropped into American Eagle and snagged a pair of their Hipster Flare jeans. I already had two in the long size and wanted a regular to wear with flats. These are by far the comfiest jeans I’ve ever bought.
Sorry, this is going to be a cell phone pic post. The jeans came out to $20 after the sale discount and coooopin I had. At Sephora I went with the Raspberry Sorbet body wash from Philosophy since I was all out ($6.96 after the gift card!) and then popped into Aerie and got a tee, five tanks (four have cute lacey details and will be great for layering), and a free pair of undies. In total I spent $103, and I’d say that’s not too shabby! As I was trying things on at home (and tweeting that pic above) I happened to glance up to the ceiling of my closet and notice this.
Uh oh… Earlier this year, the gutter froze over when we had a gnarly ice storm and I came downstairs to find it raining in our kitchen. The water had seeped through the walls of the room above it, my closet, as well. I had to move all my stuff into the spare room and our bedroom which made getting ready for anything annoying.
Moving the clothing racks was the least fun part of that. Our landlord brought a guy in and had the roof fixed and the plaster redone in there. I thought that would be the end of it as we have a heating wire wrapped around the gutter pipe we can plug in to keep it from freezing. And here is where renting sucks. Now, with renting, you don’t have to pay for these repairs. Which is okay, but there is a major downside. When you pay for something significant to get fixed, you make sure the job is done right immediately. When the person paying for it is a landlord, chances are they will do just enough that it doesn’t cost a whole lot. Often that results in the problem not fully being fixed, just temporarily covered. It’s really lame. What worries me most is that it’s happening without snow or ice, just rain.
I also discovered our “new” washer is leaking.
Hard to see but there is about a 1/4 inch of water in the bottom. Lovely. At least I got the ugly bathroom clean today.
Cannot WAIT for the weekend. Ugh.
Tell me some “fun” repair stories. Go!