aldersprig: an egyptian sandcat looking out of a terra-cotta pipe (Default)
[personal profile] aldersprig
(A personal blog)
(warning: Depressing)


So it’s like this.

You live in an old house, and you know you always have to jiggle the handle. You don’t really think about it anymore. The house is standing. The heat usually works, the electricity is usually on, and the rent is cheap. You just have to jiggle the handle. And when there’s a storm you move stuff away from that spot by the window, and sometimes you go down and re-light the furnace. It’s not a young house, these things happen.

Your head hurts once in a while, and your joints ache when there’s a storm coming. You learned not to lift with your knees, but you can’t lift with your back, either, so mostly you don’t lift. You open doors with your forearm.

And then you find out there’s rot in your attic and it’s messing with everything else - the walls, the foundation, even that freaking heater. It’s why there’s a leak in the window and it’s even why the damn toilet handle needs jiggling.

Although you’re still not sure what’s up with the furnace.

Or with your joints.

But what you know is what you ignored because it was common place is suddenly, maybe, a critical failure.

And the carpenter is like, well, let’s poke one more hole in the attic and see what we can find out. Maybe it’s just something in your insulation.

Meanwhile, you’re like “so that’s where all those snakes came from. Can you do something about the furnace?”

It’s kind of getting cold in here.

Edited to add, on husband-person's suggestion:
I have a lot of tests, some really bad things it ISN'T, and no diagnosis. More tests incoming!

Date: 2017-08-10 05:43 pm (UTC)
wyste: (Default)
From: [personal profile] wyste
*hugs*

Date: 2017-08-10 05:47 pm (UTC)
wispfox: (Default)
From: [personal profile] wispfox
*sympathy*

Date: 2017-08-10 05:50 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Not good :-( *hugs*

Date: 2017-08-10 05:51 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
That shutsumon/Becka btw

Date: 2017-08-10 05:56 pm (UTC)
chanter_greenie: a panther being stared at by multiple other animals (this panther has been to Colorado)
From: [personal profile] chanter_greenie
Lynn, you're worrying me. Are you saying what I'm afraid you might be saying?

Date: 2017-08-11 10:15 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
With all this talk of insulation I've been thinking something but I don't want to say it in case I jinx you :/

I hope it's something treatable

Becka

Date: 2017-08-11 11:20 am (UTC)
chanter_greenie: a slightly faded picture of a three-legged torbie kitty cat with a lot of rust coloring in her fur (supermodel kitty)
From: [personal profile] chanter_greenie
Nailed my first thought in one. Thank God it's not that, or the other two things you mentioned.

*so many hugs*

Date: 2017-08-10 06:24 pm (UTC)
rowyn: (Default)
From: [personal profile] rowyn
With what Lut's been going through, and all the things that he just coped with for so long that we stopped thinking "this isn't normal" -- ugh. I feel you. :(

*hugs* I hope fixing the metaphorical insulation is all it takes!

Date: 2017-08-10 08:20 pm (UTC)
kelkyag: A cluster of red-blushed yellow apples on a tree (apples)
From: [personal profile] kelkyag
<warm fuzzies and fusses>

Date: 2017-08-10 09:07 pm (UTC)
radiantfracture: (Robot Love)
From: [personal profile] radiantfracture
Sympathy and best hopes and great appreciation for a good extended metaphor.

Date: 2017-08-11 01:17 am (UTC)
clare_dragonfly: woman with green feathery wings, text: stories last longer: but only by becoming only stories (Default)
From: [personal profile] clare_dragonfly
:( ::hugs::

I hope they find a good way to fix it.

Date: 2017-08-11 09:19 am (UTC)
rix_scaedu: (Flower person)
From: [personal profile] rix_scaedu
*worried fluttering of hands and hopes that its something easily treatable*

*offers metaphorical tea because there's nothing else I can do.*

Date: 2017-08-12 02:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sauergeek
One of my dorm-mates in college went through something like this. By one set of tests, he should've been dead long ago; by another, nothing was wrong with him. He's still around and doing good stuff, and so far as I know still — frustratingly — undiagnosed.

Here's best wishes for getting an answer, and, failing that, that you can keep doing what you want to do anyhow.

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