Man alive...if it isn't one thing it's another.
My camera lens broke. It did that on its own as I have never jostled it or dropped it and it is always protected. Upped and died on me. I can't afford a new one at close to $800.00 + so I am having this one repaired. But I won't see it again for a good 3+ weeks. MAJOR bummer. Last year I was banged up terribly and broken and swollen so that I could not hold anything till after rehab in mid October. Guess what? All my summer and Fall colors flowers and landscapes never happened. I was so looking forward to this years attempts and the lens dies. Then..today I bought and paid for a new heat and air system. Sigh. the old guy was close to death..and it had freon which was leaking all the time and had to be refilled..topped off. The heating part of the unit died on me three times in the worst of the cold of course.
But here is something nice. The installers today saw a bad thing had happened. The previous installer had the unit butted up against the house's side and consequently they cut away my siding before they slid it onto the house's side. They never should have done that thing of putting the unit right onto the house but I did not know it at the time. What happened was condensation/vapors got into the cedar shakes that still cover the house (with vinyl siding on top of them) in that particular area and rotted some of them. Now I have to be concerned for mold- but not too greatly.
While my workman was under the house in the crawl space inspecting the venting etc., he saw my spare vinyl that was stored there and rather than asking me, he intuited that indeed I would like it put on the bare place of my home. He went above his "call of duty" and installed it on the house and covered up the place that was bare. It was most kind of him to do that. Way past kind.
The new unit, oh it's a beauty and it is about a foot or so away from the house with an aluminum or metal at least, surround covering all exposed area.
Too, I needed a new ceiling fan in my room. Yesterday I bought it and had it ready. The electrician got here and put the fan together, then took the old one down. He discovered and showed me that it was unsafe having a fan there as the electrical box did not settle firmly into place and never had. He showed me the wiggle and said the weight was largely being distributed onto the sheet rock. Not good. He did warm me about cracks IF they formed and what would happen. I was so disappointed to no longer have my fan but common sense had me opting to get a ceiling light fixture instead and so he went with me to Home Depot to choose and buy one. He had already gone out to get a new box. So that was 2 trips. He installed the light fixture and when I asked what I owed him after 2 1/2 hrs. He said $35.00. This is a licensed bonded insured electrical inspector type electrician! I said "Benny, you have to charge more!" but he said "$35.00" again. He said it wasn't my fault as he put it, that the fan couldn't be installed. But still...$35.00. What a kind and generous outright GIFT to me that was. He's a fellow Christian.
So that has been my week. My youngest son gifted little Katie Isabella with a fantastic tall cat tree which she LOVES! That was so generous when I was already prepared to pay that cost of course. How loving and kind that was of him.
That has been my week. Full of gremlins but equally full of loving kindness and the ability to pay for the big expense. XOX