Crank Up the Fans

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The TV droned on about affordable healthcare.  I sat in my chair waving off a fly.  The air was fueled by a sticky hot August day and I was waiting for the repairman to come fix my air conditioner.  The phone rang and I answered, “Hello?”

“Hello, is this Mrs. Johnson?”

“This is.”

“This is Nate from Keltner Heating and Cooling.  I am going to have to reschedule for tomorrow.  Unfortunately, my van was involved in an accident so all my afternoon appointments will be rescheduled to tomorrow afternoon if that works for you?”

“On my, are you alright?”

“Yes, I am fine.  The other driver had a pretty bad cut from broken glass, but nothing more serious.  Thanks for asking.”

“Yes, tomorrow afternoon will work fine.  Will it be at the same time?”

“Yes ma’am, it will be.  Thank you for understanding.”

“You’re welcome.  I will see you tomorrow then.”

I hung up the phone and breathed a heavy sigh.  It was going to be hard to sleep tonight, but the weatherman promised rain.  I wanted it to be a rain that cooled it down a little or at least knocked some of the humidity out of the air.  I could only hope.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – affordable

Happy and Grateful – Day 218

Seven months are gone now and surprisingly I am still plugging along with this challenge to post about my happiness and gratitude every day this year.  August brings the state fair here in Iowa and lots of heat and humidity.  It is the time to see the back to school shopping start with kids dreading it and parents loving it.  As I continue my challenge I hope you will take a minute to reflect on your day too.  You can even share your happiness and gratitude here in the comments or on your own blog.  There is good in every day!

Today was not one of my best days.  Felt I was fighting tears on more than one occasion.  Spent most of the day alone which didn’t help me any.  The worst thing about depression is not having any control over your mood.  I have read before “fake it until you make it”… but it has never been that easy for me.  Maybe I am just doing it wrong.

The evening did take an unusual turn when my boyfriend and I had a laugh or two when the Sy Fy Channel started to run Sharknado 5.  I guess that was my happy time of the night, making fun of the campy movie.  My boyfriend however was not entertained and didn’t make it through the whole movie when he got up and left the room.

Also tonight I was grateful to turn the air conditioner back on.  I didn’t sleep real well last night and there was not much breeze moving the air around today plus it was hotter than it had been forecasted… so I was grateful to get a little relief from the heat and humidity.  Now tonight I should sleep a little better.

Hopefully with a better nights sleep and a fresh start tomorrow will be easier for me.  It doesn’t help that I am a little upset with a friend who is snubbing me it seems.  The acronym I have heard is HALT … if you are Hungry Angry Lonely or Tired you should address those issues before you lash out.  And today I had 3 of the 4 covered… not a good time to deal with anything important.

I need to call it a night.  I hope you can find your happiness today and are grateful for something from your day.  Have a good day/night!