My weekend is shorter than usual. Or, well, I guess I should say that I got as many days off as normal it's just that I didn't take them all together. I swapped my Saturday for a Tuesday off so that a co-worker could attend a friend's wedding. I am a nice person underneath it all.
A lot has happened that really isn't anything at all.
I had a power surge that killed my cable modem (swapped at work), NIC (replaced), crippled the TV (gone for repairs), blew the HDMI port on the cable box (to be swapped once I get the TV back so I can finish recording things from the DVR that are irreplaceable) and killed the Wii (currently trying to decide whether to pay the $75 for repairs or save the $200 for a new black one.) I've also replaced (almost, one to go) my surge protectors. It's been a bit expensvie because other than the devices I can swap through work and the TV, nothing covers anything. My renter's insurance has a $500 deductible, and I have to somehow prove that these things were damaged by lighting. Um. Unless there are giant scorch marks on things (sadly absent) it's very hard to diagnose lightning or power surges. As such I have basically rolled my eyes at that and given up the ghost.
So money is a little tighter right now than I like thanks to having to replace things. Not to mention that I tend to overspend on Monther's Day and Father's Day.
Fortunately there's one more back tax check to come in from Kentucky that should help me pay off credit cards and still stash a little away for my trip to North Carolina this October. I'm going to go see [Bad username or unknown identity: <a href=]
This past Monday I had something weird happen health-wise. I had a strange sensation in my throat most of the day. It was almost as though there was a big lump or my throat was closing up from the inside. It did not hamper my breathing or swallowing, but it was annoying and basically driving me crazy. I was distracted through work and there were times when I seriously had to restrain myself from clawing at my throat to try and make it let go. It would get better when I ate or when I drank hot liquids. Fortunately I drink a lot of hot tea at work because the place is kept so frigid I wear my jacket inside. It lasted pretty much all day long. When I got home I did a little research on the internet, and it actually sounds like it might have been a cricopharyngeal spasm
. Based on what I found, I took half a muscle relaxer with some hot tea, which both helped, and then knocked out since I didn't have to work the next day. It did help. Just another sign I need to stop stressing myself out, I guess.
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