Last two days have been hell...
July 11, 2018 10:52am CST
Today I am teetering on the edge. It's a struggle keeping myself calm. I am feeling agitated at small things that shouldn't bother me. As mentioned in my last post, our house is going through renovations / construction. Understandably, things are chaotic everywhere which are causing problems with going about our daily routine. That is fine and to be expected! But the electricity board here has decided that they are gonna annoy / harrass people to death. Recently, they are administering power cuts after power cuts daily. An hour or two is fine but we are getting only a couple of hours where we have electricity working. Day before yesterday, the power cut lasted whole damn day. And it is rainy season who also has decided that summer should last longer so now we are experiencing hot days AGAIN. Like summer never went away. Today, while I was carrying stuff upstairs in the scorching heat of the sun (becasue we need to clear the area that need work done), I was steadily reaching my breaking point. The chaos around me was bothering me more than usual. Everything is untidy, dusty, cluttered and its bothering me a LOT. I escaped (literally) abandoning what I was doing and hid in the only place which is quiet and somewhat habitable for an hour or so to get myself back in control. Coz I was only a hair breath away from screaming at someone or breaking something or crying. The agitation is still simmering under the surface. I am trying my best to distract myself. UGH! Now internet is gone. *gritting my teeth* (Photo By Pixabay)
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• Green Bay, Wisconsin
I wish I had a cure all for you. Can you get away from the house for a little time? Or is the weather preventing it? It's good you found a place to get away for an hour, but you need longer than an hour since the problem is still smoldering beneath the surface. Get away if you can. Take a whole day if you can. Relax, do something fun, and then come back to it with a new perspective.
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• Perth, Australia
@Daljinder aw dude! I'm so sorry! I'm really hoping this can all be done soon as possible. I wish I could do something to help you. If I was there I would distract you the best I could. Hoping you're still asleep right now and getting some rest. Will talk to you when you're available. If the internet allows you to.
We have them rather frequently...the day before almost half day we did not have power. Nowadays it is rather frequent. The reason is simple! The power companies are making loss. They do not want to be buying power from expensive sources and selling at controlled price. Periodic cuts enable them to bring down loss. They will do this till elections, and thereafter hike prices of everything possible. That is the way it is done in our country anyway.
• Aurora, Missouri
*SMH* I am so sorry you are having to live with that kind of mess all around you, DJ! Does your family not use portable generators when there is a power outage? Pretty and I own two. We keep electronics alive and functioning with one and the other is used to run a small air conditioner and the fridge. (Usually one or the other, not both at the same time.) I really hope things get back to normal for you and your family quickly, Dearheart.
@DaddyEvil The thing is that our house was partitioned and the other half where we don't live was demolished. That meant the power lines needed to be removed as well from that part of the area. It also means that the power lines we have are sort of open/ direct at the back of the house. We need to have them reinstated or something anyway as they are old. New sockets, wiring, etc.. The water / drainage / sewage pipeline too. In that scenario, invert er can't be installed. We don't even have enough space to put it anywhere.
• Aurora, Missouri
@Daljinder Oh, wow! When a house needs a remodel like that is when we rent someplace to live while the work is going on, here. I do hope things are finished quickly so your family can get on with what is important to them as quickly as possible. (Pretty and I would make you welcome here if you wanted a change of scenery and friends who aren't always looking to you for entertainment or answers to questions. )
@Daljinder .. Dad gets stressed when I mention cleaning Porridge. He starts shouting and urinary frequency increases. Normally he gets up only twice in the night. But if I start cleaning, he may go as many as 5 to 7 times. Do not want to kill him before his time. He has always ALWAYS liked dirty homes. Every time I clean up within a couple of days everything is brought out. His nature.