Work today was kind of crazy, but I made decent-ish money, and if tomorrow's double and Sunday brunch both go even remotely okay we should be able to pay the rent Sunday night without anything bouncing Monday (assuming MFA Landlord cashes the check from last month's rent, which he still has not, but I'm considering that money to be gone from the account, because obviously).
The Lowes gift card I bought on eBay hasn't shipped yet, or if it has the seller hasn't uploaded shipping info, which is making me slightly nervous, but they have an excellent reputation per feedback so I'm trying not to sweat it. That card should cover all but about $100 of the purchase price of the washing machine I have my eye on, and if need be we can use Hotter's credit card for some of that (although I hate to do that, given that we are FINALLY making progress toward paying that damn thing off). I say some because a very kind reader sent me an e-giftcard to Lowes that will help with the rest (thank you, WDM!); it came via an e-mail that said "WXXXX D. MXXXXXXX has sent you an eGift from Lowes" and I almost didn't even click on it because I was like "that has to be spam, I don't know anyone by that name and clearly the innernet knows I've been stalking Lowes' website recently," but I'm glad I did!
MFA Landlord responded to my e-mail about the broken dishwasher by instructing me to check YouTube for model-specific repair instructions and fix it myself.
No really, I am dead serious, he absolutely did.
I duly YouTubed it, and sent the most likely-looking link to him for approval, because if I'm going to take the damn dishwasher apart at his behest I want to make damn sure it looks like his idea. I mean, I know this is HIS job, not mine, but realistically I don't have the money to sue anyone or move and the alternative, apparently, is to leave the dishwasher broken or endure umpteen estimates before anyone even considers repairing the damn thing, and I can only deal with one or two broken major appliances at a time.
Speaking of which, apparently the third AC company is going to call the manufacturer on Monday for some kind of clarification, and then either repair or replace the heat pump/AC doohickie.
I'll believe THAT when I see it.
Meanwhile I have had a crushing headache for three and a half out of the past four days, and have been waking up with stress-hives quite a bit lately (they always seem to strike at 3 a.m.; why that is I have no idea). There's no common environmental or dietary trigger, so I'm calling them stress-hives; they stayed away the whole time I was on steroids after the pneumonia/burst-blood-vessel/asthma clusterfuck that was May and much of June, and Benadryl seems to help a bit, but mostly they last from ten minutes to an hour, cool water soothes them, and they itch like hell and turn my entire body mottled red with white blotches, then I get chills for a bit, and then they go away. I am not a fan.
Figure One: The fuck kind of shit is THIS, body??? (that is my shoulder, perverts)
Other than that, I got nothin'--how are all of YOU? I hope you are having a safe and happy 4th of July. Be careful with the fireworks, wear bug spray and sunscreen, and if you're in N.C. maybe stay out of the water? The sharks there seem awfully bitey this year.