I need to do a blog post... but I'm really struggling. My dog is on a health roller coaster - I think we are going on two weeks now, but it sure feels like longer. It started out with a very long early morning of vomiting and a day trip to the vet. Then two days later it continued with 5 days in the doggy ICU. (She came home the afternoon of the garage sale.) Here she is on the "new" bean bag chairs that replaced my couches:
|She was certain the bean bags were for her...|
But I'll tell you - I am exhausted. I am strung out. I am frustrated. And, on top of all that, this is freakin' expensive. But what do you do? You have to do it - they're like children. I'm having trouble getting the energy to focus on things other than dog.
So....... no posting. But I've been doing things here and there. Thursday of last week I called several metal roofing companies near Thousand Oaks, CA where my house is, to get estimates. I've gotten one so far - I need to call the remaining companies and see if estimates are coming... The one I've gotten so far was about $4400.00. (A company in Dallas says they will do it for $2400.00.) But, it will cost me $1000.00 to bring my house here, so I have to factor that in.
Yesterday I contacted 8 Marvin window retailers. I've gotten one estimate back so far: TEN GRAND. I almost dropped the phone. That MUST include installation - which I do not need. He is going to email me an itemized estimate, and then I'll see. I have a Dallas Marvin retailer who will estimated $5,000.00. Do you see a trend?
So...... I don't know. Mildly discouraging, but I know there is a reason that things are coming as expected. And I can own the fact that my head isn't totally right - although I am WAY better than I was last week. I let myself wallow for two days, and then I gave myself a kick in the ass. I went to the grocery story and filled my fridge with really healthy foods that I love. And I've re-framed the gym to be my sanctuary. I have totally just hitting the gym hard for several weeks now - it's good for my mental health, and my body is responding nicely. I still face plant at my desk around 1 p.m. after being up half the night, but ... (Did I mention I gave up coffee last week? Supreme timing.)
So, waah. That's my story. It's not the best chapter of my story, but it's what's going on with me.