It’s Over. It’s Finally Over.

This has been the week from hell. It feels like last Monday happened sometime last year. In fact, I don’t even remember what happened last Monday.

It seemed things just…fell apart. Me, my dog, my house–everything. Was supposed to have a dental appointment, one that keeps getting rescheduled for one reason or another. So I get into my truck and see that a cable or something has come loose from whatever it is it was supposed to be attached to and now one end is lying on the floor. And I smell gasoline. Well hell, I sure wasn’t going to go barreling down the highway with cables dangling and the smell of gas assaulting my nostrils.

Then Daisy collapses. Repeatedly. The arthritis in her hips and knees is worsening, which is not surprising, given her age. I took her in for k-laser treatment last week but it didn’t seem to last, so I called the vet and said she needed the shots, too. I bought the laser/shots package and she had her first injection the other day. The two together really do help. She collapsed today but that was because she went for a walk in the backyard and it was too much for her. I’m sad she collapsed but the fact she felt confident to walk that far is heartening.

I sold one of my jewelry watches on ebay, the 18K gold and diamond one. Went for a paltry $900, which is really paltry considering what I paid for it. I wasn’t going to complain though, because I really needed the money. This was the first item I’ve sold on ebay, and being ignorant…well, I got an email from the buyer saying I should mail the watch to another address because of yadda, yadda. So I did. Then, a few days later, I get an email from the buyer asking where the watch is. I told her/him that I’d sent it and gave the tracking number, saying I’d checked and the package had been delivered. The buyer writes back and points out she/he doesn’t live in Delaware. OH, FUCK!! The buyer tells me this is a common scam on ebay, where somebody sees something has sold and contacts the seller saying the item should be mailed to a different address. Well, they sure nailed my ass. Not only am I out an 18K gold and diamond watch, but I’m also out $900. Yes, I did insure it, but not for the entire amount. Still, something is better than nothing. I guess.

On the work front, I stumbled upon one of those bogus “your computer is sick” type alerts while doing research for a blog opinion I forgot I had to write (due Monday). It’s almost the end of the day, my computer’s frozen, and I don’t know what the hell to do. And it’s FRIDAY. Close to panicking, I call IT and caught one of the guys just before he was getting ready to leave. He stayed on the phone with me and walked me through the process. Whew. At least I managed to dodge that bullet. Oh–but the draft still isn’t finished.

So that was my week. The highlights, anyway. How was yours?

Ciao.

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