I had an entirely different post planned for today but I am not in the mood for it. I’m rather moody and introspective and I can’t stop harping on certain things in my head. I have had the past three days off from work to adjust to the move and frankly, I’m not ready to return today. This working two jobs is exhausting- mentally and physically. This is how last night went:
9:30 After watching American Idol (I don’t really like any of the girls and Amanda looked like Bonnie Tyler with that hair do last night), I put on my pjs*, get into bed to call The Fella and then finish my book.
10:15 Retrieve voicemail from tenant claiming there is a very strong odor of gas in the hallway.
10:16 Put on bra, sweatpants and fleece. Go to investigate smell thinking to myself. . . what do I do if we DO smell gas? I guess we call the gas company.
10:17 Smell nothing peculiar in hall. Knock on said tenants door. She tells me she’s called the emergency line at the gas company and that they are coming out to check the building.
10:19 Start to think I had no clue as to what I was getting into when I signed up for this gig.
10:20 Return to bedroom, change into pjs, finish final pages of book, turn off light to try to fall asleep.
10:45 Half-asleep, am woken up by knocking at door. Get up, turn on light, change into sweatpants and fleece, skipping the bra. I’m too tired for such politeness.
10:46 Open door and find gas tech who tells me there is a leak outside our building. He’s putting in an order to have it repaired which will mean turning off the gas in the entire building for an hour and then two hours of going to each apartment to relight heaters and stoves. I’m thinking, when in the hell am I going to take time off work to accommodate that? Since it’s not dire, we’re looking at Monday. Awesome.
11:00 Change back into pjs, turn off light, lie in bed wondering what in the hell I got myself into, struck with the realization that I just might be forced to wear a bra to bed.
(Addendum) Woke up at 2:30 for no reason. Woke up at 4:45 to cats who discovered bag of catnip in an unpacked box. Woke up at 5:30 to a nightmare in a cold sweat.
*PJs last night consisted of tank top and pj bottom shorts. Totally not suitable for public viewing. I think I’m going to need to invest in some new pjs.