I don't like to dump on other people about my problems, but I feel the need for a quick rant. So' if you don't like people having a good unload, then you should probably leave now and check back later. Go on, save yourselves.
I've been struggling along with a chest infection for a couple of weeks now, using up all the sick leave (and then some) that I haven't technically earned yet at this new job, and to my joy it's getting worse. The wierd thing about some chest infections is that you can actually get them without having all the classic 'cold' symptoms of a stuffy head, runny nose etc. Which is the case with this bout I have had.
So the past couple of days I have started to get a cold. Unbelievable. Stuffy head, sore throat, the whole box and dice. I was so wiped last night that, although I had a pretty restless night of sleep, I still slept for about 9 and a half hours. Of course this cold just means that the chest infection I have has turned around and joined in for the ride. Goddam opportunist.
Hey, while I'm having a really good complain I might as well talk about the fact that my flatmate is moving out having given me the absolute bare minimum of notice. Yup, if there was ever a time I felt less like dealing with trying to find a new flatmate it would be right now, not to mention the financial strain of maybe paying the rent until I find someone new, plus refunding him the rent in advance which he paid and I have already deposited into the landlord's account. Sigh. I kind of hate dealing with this sort of stuff at the best of times, but this is just not a good time. It also means making sure the house is not just 'regular clean' but 'inspection clean' too. First impressions count people.
So, let's also have a little chat about when technology goes awry. I already posted about losing my mobile phone, so I'll save the rant about that, except to say that the expense of getting a new one is now off the agenda. I already posted about my PC and its new 'no red' monitor policy, but now the CD Rom drive in my PC seems to be erratic. I bought a Sims game the other day, and the CD to install it wouldn't work. I've since tried other CDs, and patchy success. Fabulous!
So that's where I'm at today. Sick, frustrated and a tad pissed off.
Wasn't that a fun post? Check back later when there may be haikus, kitten pictures or other jolly japes.