Three of my co-workers have come down with the stomach flu in the past week and they're all in offices right next to mine. So either I'm coming down with something right now or it's psychosomatic. I'm really hope for the later. Every time I get the stomach flu I lose a food I like to eat. I start to think about it when I'm sick, which then makes things worse. So anytime I think about that food from then on I relate it to being violently ill.
Previous losses include Kraft macaroni and cheese along with cheddar and herb bagels. Although if I could lose hamburgers, it would probably make dropping the 40 odd pounds that I ought to lose considerably easier.
On top of that, I got the call we've been waiting months for today - we have an offer of a new apartment. However, since this is the North it can't be anything straight forward like the apartment is a dive in a crappy neighbourhoood so obviously we have to say no. Or that it's spectacular and we of course want it.
No, no...it has to be perfectly nice with just one or two glaring, and potentially deal breaking, problems. It's nice, clean, allows dogs, is about a three minute walk to work for Cathy, has free usage of the washer and dryer, in a secure building, next door to one of the major stores in town and the rent is cheaper than what we pay now.
The downsides? Well, I'm not sure if there is a plug-in for the car during the winter. I have to check on that in the morning (assuming I'm not puking my guts up). If there isn't, then forget it. There's no way the car can survive the winter without being plugged-in.
But the really annoying thing is that it is actually smaller than where we live now. How much smaller? Well, the rent is about 20 per cent cheaper, so I would say about 20 per cent smaller. We can barely fit everything in this small apartment, so it's going to be an interesting bit of logistics if we say yes. The bedroom is about the same, but the living room and kitchen are clearly smaller.
Oh, one more thing. I have seven days to move into the new place if we say yes. Starting this morning.
Yeah, so that whole Weekend of Sloth III might not be happening now....