Archive for March, 2013

1st Quarter

Posted: March 31, 2013 in Uncategorized

It’s been far too long between my last post and this. The crazy thing is, all the stuff I was previously ranting about has had some form of resolution only to be replaced by a list of new shit that’s twice as long as the first.

The Freelander I bought after I crashed my Rover in June turned out to have a bent crank shaft, so I’d wasted a large amount of money purchasing something that ran for a month. My dad helped me out and replaced it with a Punto. It ran fine until the tape silencing the hole in the exhaust fell off, developed an oil leak and then I found out that the tyres on it are the wrong size and one has a slow puncture.

Pre-Christmas found my other half, Alex, in hospital with chronic abdominal pain that had increased in intensity since June/July time. On the 19th December she finally had an op that sorted the issue. If only they had done an ultrasound 6 months before they’d have been able to sort it much earlier and not have us panicking about her job security.

I got a new job in the end. It wasn’t a Team Leader position and aside from the fact I don’t think it pays enough for what I do it is a job much more suited to my talents

The house Alex and I were living in is now a memory. We couldn’t afford to keep paying the rent there so now we are in a house that has a lot of work that needs doing to it. The bathroom ceiling needs replacing, the pipework is questionable, the electrics are (pardon the pun) shocking, we need a new fridge/freezer, shed, kitchen….

It was nice living in a house where we didn’t need to worry about anything. It wasn’t nice being told we were being charged for stuff that we didn’t do. Needless to say I told them where to go. It’s still on my mind though.

In fact, with the whole moving house, repairing new house, new job (at financial year end no less), when my grandpa passed away recently the first time I got to actually take in the fact he was gone was at his funeral and even minutes before I went to say goodbye, I ended up with a parking ticket.

My health hasn’t exactly been helped along with all this stress. I’ve had a couple of moments at work with major nose bleeds, being on the verge of passing out and some weird sudden sharp pains running through my brain that only last for an instant.

There are other things that I could add and most of them would rank much higher in my stress chart than the above but it’s not my place to say what they are. But needless to say I worry about those around me. A lot.

I guess I’m still battling on because of the impression other people have of me. And yet, if I don’t take some time soon and if some of these things don’t resolve themselves soon, I’m going to explode.

We all want to feel like we’re moving forward and upward, but at the moment I feel like I’m being pushed sideways instead.