There’s less than a ten degree difference between the outside temp and the inside temp. We have a really old house, with very poor natural air flow. It was so bad this evening, the boys ended up at Lizze’s parents house because they couldn’t take it.
Again, I know it seems like a first world problem, and in many ways it is. That being said, with Gavin’s fragile health, he doesn’t regulate his body temperature very well. We have to be very careful that he doesn’t overheat. That was one of the reasons for the AC in the first place.
As you can imagine, this has my stress level quite high.
I’ve lived most of my life without air conditioning, and while it sucks, I will uncomfortably survive. The kids won’t do so well, and that adds a great deal of urgency to getting this resolved.
In another unpleasant turn of events, I had to make payment arrangements for our water bill. Those arrangements come due today, because I thought for sure the money would be in the bank alresdy. If it isn’t, having our water shut off is going to the icing on the cake made entirely of shit.
Lizze returns to class first thing in the morning, as the insurance issues have been resolved, and that’s a huge win for her. ☺
With the boys gone, I don’t have to worry about the temperature in regards to them. My focus will be on the things I can at least attempt to control.
I’ll call the HVAC company and inquire about the repairs. There’s a chance that at least the parts will be under warranty, and I’ll simply have to cover the labor. That would be amazing.
Calling Canton City Utilities is next on my list. With any luck, I’ll be able to buy us a few days on the water.
In the spirit of complete honesty, while I’m going to focus on what I can control, I’ll be stressing the fuck out over the things I can’t. There’s nothing I can do to expedite the arrival of my paycheck, and while it’s frustrating that it’s a but late, I’m so incredibly grateful to have the work. This is just a hiccup.
This is a pretty heavy load to carry on its own however, this is in addition to all the things that already stress me out, and have me overwhelmed in regards to Autism Parenting.
I can’t even sleep tonight because I’m so worried about this coming week. I don’t know what I’m going to do, or how I’m going to do it. All I know is I have to keep pushing ahead, because there’s too much at stake.
I’m really trying to maintain a positive attitude, but truthfully, I’m not doing so well in that area right now.