Well. Things sometimes come in threes. Right?
Turns out because my house is over 100 years old that the main plumbing line out is terra cotta not PVC. Terra cotta people!!! Ay yay yay. So…… yesterday we find not just a connection failure that was spewing dirty water into the ground, but also a clog, which judging from how far we got the snake in was clear all the way to the city line across the street from my house.
Fun fact. The city only maintains it’s own single large pipe. Any connections to said large pipe are not their responsibility. Which is why my neighbors must have paid a pretty penny last year to fix their own joint connection last year by escavating across the street from their properties on city ground. The joys of home ownership.
So today we dig out another 4 foot box of dirt from the yard to fix part of the terra cotta that appears to be cracked, damaged or loose. Won’t know for sure what the issue is until we dig it out, but something seems wrong with it. And…. and… there’s an 80% chance of snow today.
This is my third day off work this week, 4 total for this job and I’m still on my probationary period. I was hoping to secure a big jump in my hourly wage once I got out of my 3 month probation. That’s what I negotiated when I started. But who knows now? Some things are out of my control of course and I’m doing all I can to be accountable to everyone I need to be.
Meanwhile all the kids are sick. Two have strep…again. But on the plus side the dizzy one finally got a diagnosis. The crystals in her ear were out of whack. Now you would think one brain injury specialist, a pediatrician, two ENT specialist, one neurologist and another chiropractor could have at some point tested her for this, the most common reason for extreme dizziness. But no….. seems no one did.
So when the ex (who takes her to 90% of her doc appts) took her to a new chiro I insisted to him that they first test the crystals issue and she was diagnosed within 5 minutes. She has been having twice weekly treatments, all covered by insurance and has been gradually feeling noticeably better. She is even hoping to go back to school in a few weeks for the new semester.
For that I am so happy. But the children’s immune systems are super sluggish right now and it doesn’t help that they are surrounded by sick kids at school every day. I’ll have to get them on a parasite cleanse to help boost it up. The body can only fight so much off at one time. You lower one load and it can better fight another. All this makes perfect, common sense to me, but talk to most doctors about it and it’s like I’m speaking in tongues.
Oh well. I offered the teenager a natural antiviral/antibiotic and probiotic filled enema and she said no. These kids I guess haven’t noticed that they keep getting each other sick and I stay well. Haven’t connected the dots that I take care my immune system via my gut directly to great benefit. They find it too gross I guess. Lol. I am not of the mind to force things on them too much, even when I know it will benefit them. I figure by the time they are adults they will see that mom’s home remedies are the way to go, no matter how avant-garde they seem.
If people only knew enemas were common day things at one time, not even that long ago. About two generations back to be precise.
Well. Off to make breakfast for Jon. He spent the night. Didn’t have sex…..yet. Maybe won’t. Haven’t decided. I think I’m feeling very loyal to Brad still. Which makes zero sense in soo many ways. The least of which is that he would have not only encouraged me to do it but would have wanted to know exactly when it took place so he could masturbate during that same time and also would have wanted to know the intimate details afterwards. Lol.
I’m just not feeling particularly sexy right now, although sex does feel good. But I’m just going with how I feel moment by moment. It’s all I’m capable of right now anyways and it’s my best bet to insure my own happiness and peace of mind really. This much I’ve learned in my life…. at least. But I can’t speak for anyone else and fortunately I don’t really have to. 😉