Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Warning: nothing but negativity today.

We're still waiting for our air conditioning to be repaired. I blew up at the person on the other end of the phone when I called the home warranty company for an update yesterday and she acted like she had no idea what was going on. After she refused to put her supervisor on the phone and told me to "call back tomorrow morning during business hours" I lost my cool and told her that if her supervisor didn't call me back first thing the next morning I was going to report them to the Better Business Bureau. Then I hung up on her and stomped into the kitchen.

Gregg: "Everything okay there, baby?"
Me: "I'm fine. Why?"
Gregg: "Because you never raise your voice like that."

Everyone always thinks that I'm "too nice". When I get mad and stand up for myself, people are usually shocked. Yes, I have a lot of patience. Yes, I'm very easygoing and it takes a lot to piss me off. But when I've had enough, I've had enough.

And it must have worked, because first thing this morning I got a call from the HVAC service the home warranty people are using, advising me that the parts to do the repair had arrived and someone will be out first thing tomorrow morning to finish the repair. Success! But I admit I spent hours stewing in my anger and frustration last night over this whole ordeal. It was 101 degrees again today, as it has been for almost a week now. I almost danced a jig right there at my desk when I got the call that the repair should be done tomorrow.

Add to all this that Gregg caught some kind of virus and was very sick over the weekend. He finally went to Urgent Care yesterday because he had a terrible sore throat, loads of congestion in his chest, and was running fevers. Not a good time to be stuck with barely functioning a/c. They gave him a strep and flu test (both negative) and decided that even though it's probably a viral thing, you don't take chances with someone who only has one lung and so they prescribed him antibiotics just in case. He has an appointment with the urologist next week to try to figure out what the "kidney blockage" is, and did I mention that they found something weird going on with his heart? "Systolic dysfunction" they're calling it, and we still have no idea what that even means. It definitely wasn't a good time for the home warranty/air conditioning people to blow off my repeated calls and emails! I was so mad! Sometimes you've just had enough.

Today I woke up with the beginnings of whatever Gregg has.  I've felt like total shit, with a raw feeling congested chest, body aches, chills, the whole nine yards. At the very least, it's a fierce summer cold. That phone call was the only good thing that happened to me today. Now that I'm home I want to crawl into bed and die. Thanks for sharing, honey!

Oh well. At least we should have a functioning air conditioner tomorrow, right? :)


  1. I'd say it's the little things but in this case, these things are all big from the good news about the AC repair to the not-so-great news about Gregg being sick and the mysteries going on with him and now you getting sick.
    Not little things. Not a one.
    I actually think it may be hotter there than it is here in Florida, Jennifer. By a degree or two but I swear the difference can be felt.
    I hope with all of my heart that things are better tomorrow. Even if only the AC gets fixed, things will be a bit more bearable.
    Take care, sweet girl and I'm proud of you for raising your voice and getting what you needed.

  2. "Yes, I'm very easygoing and it takes a lot to piss me off. But when I've had enough, I've had enough." - that's me too. and you don't want to be around me when I finally explode! don't let those mofos use you like their personal doormat.

    hope you and gregg get well soon!

  3. Temps of 101 can make anybody anxious and grouchy. The AC people should have overnighted the part especially with the weather being dangerous. I am so sorry you are going thru all this, Jennifer.

  4. So glad the A/C is almost resolved. Heat is just awful, and then all the rest!

  5. Some days, weeks and moths are like this. I hope it is just the end of this AC dance for you. This kind of mess is worth exploding for. I hope you and Gregg can stay home and rest.
    Three weeks and still battling con-comcast.
    parsnip x

  6. Oh dear; poor both of you. At least you have one bit of good news.

  7. They'd damn well better fix your AC. I think I could have asked my heating/AC guy to drive to your house to fix it and it wouldn't have taken this long.


  8. Life is throwing you a few lemons at the moment. Hope the A/C is soon working again and you manage to fight off that nasty virus.

  9. Oh dear, and I am worried about it going to be 80F on Saturday ( just the one day!!). I hope that you feel better soon, and Gregg's problems get sorted out quickly.

  10. Oh no! Having only just recovered from my own fluey bug, I can definitely identify with your misery. And to have the A/C out to boot! Ugh! I hope that gets taken care of pronto! Good for you for standing up for yourself -- I always feel guilty when I get demanding with people on the phone, but sometimes, you just have to.

  11. Oh shit. You sure have a right to fume and vent.

  12. Sometimes when it rains, it pours. I hope you feel better soon.

  13. Get well soon, both of you!
    It sounds like the kind of day you should tick off as one of those best forgotten. Tomorrow can only be better! Here's a hug for you. 🤗