Day of Annoyance

Today was just a day of annoyance, plain and simple.  I woke up this morning to snow.  I knew it was going to snow, so I went to the office yesterday and retrieved some items that would help me work at home for the day.  I thought that working in my jammies would be so much nicer.  It was.  At least I didn’t have to do any tours and I didn’t have to put up with people standing outside my office talking very loudly although I am on the phone or have someone in my office with whom I’m meeting.  But, I digress.  It was still a day of annoyance.

The first annoyance was that it stopped snowing.  It started, instead, sleeting.  I don’t like sleet, as most people probably don’t, but today it was annoying because although it’s been sleeting, raining, and snowing all day, and the temperature is hovering around 35 degrees, they still haven’t cancelled classes tonight.  So, by the time we get out at 9pm, I’m certain that the temperature will have dropped another 5 degrees, making everything all nice and icy.  Yeah!  Since I have to drive over a river bridge and several smaller ones on the way home, this does not make me happy.

I’m also annoyed today because even though we’ve asked about 50 times, we still have no resolution to the “where I’m going to college if I don’t get accepted to my favorite college” dilemma.  I don’t know if all high school seniors are like this, but ours is.  I know when I was a senior, I could not wait to get out of the house.  I was willing to do whatever it took.  Apparently kids today are not so much that way.  I’m certain it’s our fault, meaning “us” as the collective group of parents born in the 1960s and 70s with kids who are now teenagers.  It drives me crazy.

Third, I was working from home.  This, in itself, needs no explanation.  I was working on emails.  “Take me on a tour,” was the mode of the day, apparently, as I had no less than 4 tour requests for “special” tours today.  Tours always take more than 20 minutes.  It takes 10 to get everyone suited up and give them the safety talk, for goodness sake.  It’s just totally annoying that we have been doing these for more than a year, and just now people are figuring out that they might need to go and take a look.  Why could they not have done this when we actually had time to burn doing these?  Now, we have no time to burn, and changes to the building are much harder and more expensive at this point.  ARGH.  I know that I have help with these, but after doing over 150 of them, I’m just worn out.  I just wish people would have gone when they had time instead of thinking that I have time now to go again.

I also have a headache.  That is not helping things in the least.

We also may want to sell our house and move elsewhere.  Probably somewhere close by and our county, but we’re just not sure yet.  We found a house that I really love but he doesn’t so much.  He found a house he really loves that I hated.  So, we’re at an impasse. 

And, although my weekend class (20 hours over three days) was really good, I’m exhausted and feel, rightly so, that I had no time off this weekend.  So, that has led to my grouchiness, of course.

I’m sure that things will get better.  Right now, I just want to get through the next 169 days, 6 hours, and 54 seconds so that the Haedes Half-Year will be over and I can get back to my regular life.

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