Do you ever have "one of those days" that you can't wait to fall in the bed at night and for it to just be over? Well, I have had one of those weeks.
It started on Monday. Our emails at work were not going out. Then I had several call me to say they sent us emails and they bounced back to them. Long story short, on Tuesday, after two hours with Go Daddy and one and 1/2 hours with AT & T and we thought the problem was solved. An hour later, we were back to my emails not going out but others in the office were. So I was in Technical World all day Tuesday.
Our IT guy decided that the problem was my old computer and the fact it was Windows XP with a very old version of Outlook. So on Wednesday, I got a new computer, Microsoft Office 365 and a new printer. Our IT guy thinks everyone needs two monitors so they can multi task across the screens. It was an all day job getting me set up and hooked up. Then they decided to get a new printer that could network and get rid of the ones on the desktops. So Thursday dawned bright and fair with all kinds of newness on my desk. I had to move all my files from a flash drive back onto the new computer. Get all my settings like screen saver, font size, desk top background, etc. back on the new computer. Had to now rearrange everything on my desk to accommodate TWO monitors. (Still haven't figured out why I need them.) And I was finally able to get back to work.
By the time Thursday night rolled around, I had an extremely bad sinus headache, ten layers of frustration and a desire to go back to pen, paper and postage to communicate with my customers. So after work, I decided to go to Pickin' on the Porch at a friends country market ... Double R Farms. It was so relaxing. There was a little breeze blowing and I got a chair in the shade. Had a wonderful relaxing evening listening to bluegrass songs and southern gospel with some good old fashion fun thrown in. Got there at 6:00 and didn't get home until around 9:00. I was so relaxed and rejuvenated.
Until I walked in my door. The house was 87 degrees. Poor heat pump was working up a sweat. I can tell you that 85 degrees at 9:00 at night when you just spent 3 hours sitting outside in the summer is not pleasant. I opened some windows but that just let the stifling air from outside in. And I turned on ceilings fans and my one floor fan. By the time I went to bed the sinus headache was back and the side of my face felt swollen. The lights were bothering my left eye because of the headache. But it was too hot to go to bed. Finally at 1:00 a.m., I went to bed. I didn't sleep good, but I did sleep. Only to wake up at 5:30 a.m.
It was 84 degrees in the house but very nice outside so I opened the windows and turned the fans back on to cool it down before I left for work. I called them to come fix it. When I got home last night, the A/C guy was there putting in Freon and it was right on 90 degrees on my thermostat in the house. A friend of mine wanted me to run to K-Mart with her so I did. When I got home it was a blessed 73 degrees and my house felt wonderful. Watched some TV and went to bed. Slept like a baby. So I am looking forward to a good weekend. Then I realized we are coming up on a full moon on Monday which means the crazy is about to start. Not a good thing to realize when it is my turn to teach at Children's Church tomorrow and I will have about 27-28 kids from four years old through third grade. This should be interesting.
Have a great day.