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I have been sick with the flu - at least 7 days, maybe more - I've lost count. Aches, chills, shudders, orbit-disturbing dry hacking coughs, spirits in the waste bin, etc etc. I thought I was better Friday and went out - bad bad plan. I am just now feeling like my eyebrows are not my enemies (this is because hair roots can ache - oh yes they can).

We are still packing. We've given notice for the end of May. I've called a mover. We don't have a place to move to. I have no new address to give to places that want you to have a current address with them (banks, credit cards, pension plans, etc etc). I am well beyond all freaked out about this.

Moving low-water front-loading washing machines involves getting "qualified technicians" to come and bolt the drum with special shipping bolts. These were not left with us when it was delivered because only "qualified technicians" should install them. However, after nine years, Sears doesn't want to know about you anymore, and fobs you off on a contractor- they don't even set it up for you for a price. It is a lovely machine, and I have really loved using it and having it for the last nine years, but one knows that one is going to spend a lot of time and money and angst to get it moved - and it will never work as well again. I can hardly wait.

IMPORTANT: if you have a desk at work, then when you retire, do not retire until you have a desk at home. I cannot stress this enough. This is like suddenly not having hip joints, or something. In a vague way, you knew that hip joints were important - but you had no idea how much you use them for everything, including brushing your hair and singing the national anthem.

Date: 2017-05-03 08:45 am (UTC)
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I am sorry that you are not feeling well. I send best wishes from my way to yours.

About the front loader issue. Have you reached out on internet sites like Craigslist at all (I am not sure of your geographical location, so whatever local site will work as well). You'd be surprised how many people have the know-how and ability to do what "qualified technicians" do. You might very well be able to find someone who has the tools and parts to get that special shipping bolt on for you without the hassel of a contractor. I hope this helps.

I've had a desk since I was 11 years old at home, so I am pretty sure I have that covered. Your post made me realize however that without a desk, I probably wouldn't be able to get on in life.

Date: 2017-05-04 02:47 am (UTC)
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I voted last week. Was very tempted to spoil the whole ballot but I did not in the end. Glad you're getting on better now.

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