|Chemically induced sanity
||[Aug. 22nd, 2009|11:23 am]
Yesterday was horribly stressful.
First off, I receive a phone call from the airline saying that Ed & Elaine's flight will be cancelled due to a hurricane. I told the guy that I would try to get a hold of them, but wasn't sure if I'd be able to. Then I proceed to go through their itinerary, trying to figure out where they are and leave a message. After calling 3 different places (which is terribly stressful in itself for me), I ended up calling Ian to inform him of the situation, seeing as he is the one picking them up from the airport and all. He told me he'd look after everything, so that helped a bit. I went outside to read and try and calm down. I stepped back inside for something, and the power was out throughout the entire house. So now I have a new reason to freak. It was the middle of a dry, clear, sunny day. There was no atmospheric reason for the power to be out. I went down to the basement to check the
fuse panel breakers. By this time my panic level is rising once again. I finally pluck up the nerve to go outside and ask a neighbour if their power is out as well (which it was). So, that was one less thing to worry about, but I was still in a shitty mood and I just sat on the porch listening to music on my cell phone until Les & Mandy showed up. Les didn't seem to care that there was no power, and we went for supper. I got to spend time with Mandy and finished sewing Leah's blanket together. Then we all watched "1000 Ways To Die" which was cheesy but still interesting (and graphic) and reminded me of the "Ripley's Believe It Or Not" television show. The bird enjoyed all the attention and even got his own fortune cookie!
The day before, I did get a bit of good news. My stomach pills are now going to be covered, so that'll help out with the financial situation. Yay! I don't know any specifics yet, but it is still good news.
Other than that, I guess today is a game of "wait-and-see" to find out what is going on re: the flight and when I'll be going back to my house.