Oct 6, 2008

Drama at Casa de Cass

The Good:  I am feeling really good at this point.  I'm still not back to normal - but I feel good.  Yay.

The Bad: Our A/C won't turn on.  Those of you in other parts of the country are saying "It's October who needs A/C"  well let me explain.  At 12:30 last night when I was tossing and turning in bed trying to fall asleep, my thermostat told me it was 79 degrees in my house.  It never cooled off!  It is currently 74 in Dallas.  In my house: it is 77.  This doesn't really bother me too much since I keep it at 78 during the day (I'm cheap!)  But really A/C please come back to me!

The Good:  The weather in Dallas has finally cooled off.  At least if our A/C is going to take a vacation it did it with weather in the 70s instead of last week when we were in the 90s.

The Bad:  My dishwasher is on the fritz.  My dishes don't come out clean.  Seriously?

The Good:  I'm stretching here - but I need my good to outweight my bad.  So let's see - it stopped raining long enough this morning that I was able to take my walk.  Thank goodness.  I started walking as part of my physical therapy for my ankle, but at this point if I don't do it my dog goes crazy all day.  She expects it.

The Bad:  I have a hole in my attic that looks outside.  All it needs now is a giant "vacant" sign in bright neon lights so the squirells and birds know how truly welcome they are.

The Good:  We have a home warranty that our sellers bought for us and they are sending repair folks.  The repair folks should be calling to set up appointments today and hopefully they will be able to come soon!

The Bad:  My internet and television aren't working right.  We had a U-Verse repairman here on Saturday - and obviously what he did didn't fix it.  Last night it was cutting in and out.  Again.

The Good:  Another repair person is coming today.

The Worst:  My GRE scores from last year are missing.  I took the GRE in October last year (and did REALLY well) but ETS can't find my scores.  We've moved since I took it - so asking me to find my score report is really asking a lot.  I searched for 4 hours this morning.  And still nothing.  I called ETS and they searched by both my social and my confirmation number - and both came up with nothing.  I really don't want to have to retake it (and I am super worried that if I do my score won't be as good!

The Best:  Despite all of these things my life is truly blessed.  I am 23 with the most amazing husband a girl could ever ask for.  He is my best friend and my rock.  We are blessed financially and saved enough money while I worked that we are easily living on his salary while I enjoy setting up our first house.  Despite its issues I love my house!  

I can complain about my problems but my day hasn't been that bad!

8:00:  Wake up.  Lie in bed for a while listening to the rain.
8:30:  Finally get out of bed and throw on gym clothes.
8:45:  Head to the gym
9:30:  Didn't stay long.  But at least I went!  
9:45:  Start searching for GRE scores.  
11:00:  Still looking (with a few breaks to read your blogs)
12:00:  Still looking
12:45:  Call Home Warranty and tell them my house woes.
1:00:  Take the dog out for a walk and enjoy the smell of the rain.  Yummy!
1:30:  Enjoy some blog time and update my header.
2:00 Lunch time -- I'm sitting down now to eat my lunch and watch The View.  I have a love/hate relationship with the show!
3:10:  AT&T Repairman showed up
4:00:  Cooking dinner - while watching lingo on my new kitchen TV!  I love game shows - perfect background noise for cooking.
4:30: Casey got home from work - sat and talked while I finished up dinner
5:00:  Dinner
6:00:  Clean up from dinner and do all of the dishes
6:45:  Mark calls so I'm heading to the mall with him - uhoh - I'm still in my gym clothes!  Time to change.
7:30:  Leave for the mall with Mark
9:00:  Mark and I meet Casey for an ice cream sandwich at Pokey-Os


  1. I can totally relate to you having a hole in the attic. Our chimney does not have that mesh cover, so, when we moved in, there was a family of birds living somewhere in our chimney and they chirped, chirped, chirped all the live long day (and night). Confused the dogs, annoyed guests, and, antogonized the poor cat. For months! We got a new roof, they were supposed to put the cap on--but no. And, I didn't want to trap them in there... So, we had to wait... Until recently, when they finally left... I hope that you get that hole fixed soon!! Good luck with all the house woes. I know it sucks, but, you're an awesome wife, you can handle it! :)

  2. Good luck with all of the house repairs!!! And Casey, good luck with your final!

  3. Its been fun reading your blog, but as an outsider, I feel like I'm missing half the story for not knowing you. Your new title bar says you have career plans... What is your plan for the GRE scores? What kinds of programs are you applying to?