Fire and Water

It’s only Monday and already this week is shaping up to be an exciting and trying week. Yesterday a cousin of mine lost her home in a fire, and today our sewer system is backed up and we have standing water in our tubs and the toilets are out of commission. Thankfully I was paying attention when the plumbing started going wacky so we didn’t actually have a flood of sewage spewing out everywhere, but it’s still kind of a possibility until we can figure out what’s going on. I’m actually kind of hoping that it is our own personal pipes and not the sewer system itself. We can fix our personal plumbing, but we can’t fix the city sewer systems.

If you remember, back a few weeks ago when we had all the crazy flooding the sanitary sewers started spewing everywhere, so there is clearly something wrong with them. Which I mean I guess it’s time for something to go wrong with them since they’ve been in place since the 70’s and there are a lot more homes tapped into the lines. Like too many. They never thought the city population would explode like it did I guess, but the lines just aren’t built for the needs of the city.

Blah. My brain is frazzled. There is so much going on I can’t keep everything straight. Nora has developed a terrible allergic reaction to something, she is stuffed up, her eyes are red and puffy, and she is miserable. She keeps rubbing her little nose and clearing her throat. It breaks my heart seeing her all stuffed up and uncomfortable, but there really isn’t anything I can do except provide extra snuggles and tissues. We’re not entirely sure what she might be allergic to unless it’s just all the pollen and what nots in the air. That’s really the only thing that’s changed in the past few days which is when she started feeling yucky. I thought it might have been a cold since the weather has been wacky and she’s been chilly the past few days, but she isn’t feverish. Other than her sinuses she has been very active and happy as usual, so it doesn’ seem like a cold.

I’ve actually been dealing with itchy eyes myself. I’m really surprised that the plants are spitting out pollen like their lives depend on it this year. The past two years it’s been so hot and dry pollen hasn’t really been an issue. I haven’t had problems with pollen in a really long time.

Anywhoo… It’s really late and I need to get to bed. Until later Bloggies! 🙂