We got our Energy bill for natural gas used. This will be the first one we've received since we've moved, where we have occupied the house the entire time (the last one accounted for part of the time where the house was empty).
The amount is 3x what it was at our old place during the same month. The new place is not 3x bigger - it is exactly 445 square feet larger, and it has not been that much colder than previous December/January's.
Tonight's purchase will be insulation, for the insufficiently (and inappropriately) insulated basement, the non-insulated garage, and the insufficiently insulated roof.
I'm certainly glad we purchased the project-free house - the house that we were considering that had multiple foreseeable projects clearly would have been too much for us!
I just realized I haven't posted in my lj since April. There has been so much going on, and I haven't written about it. I need to get caught up. I miss my friends. I miss sorting out the thoughts in my head.
This is my mission. I need to return.
You know I think you're awesome, and you've been my doctor since I was a teenager, but I have to say I'm pretty unimpressed with your clinic policy.
The policy that prevents patients from making appointments with any other doctor in that clinic without written permission from their own GP, is not very patient-centred. Really, since I'm a current patient of the clinic and you're away on holidays, I don't think I should have to come to the walk-in clinic and wait 2+ hours to be seen. Doctors are not the only people who value their time. I think I should be able to make an appointment with someone else who's available.
As awesome as you've been, this is time #3 that I have needed help, and have felt like your clinic let me down.
It might be time for us to say our goodbyes and for me to find a new GP and physician for my family - not at your clinic.
Thanks for the last 20 years.
You know what drives me a little bit nuts?
When you are asking someone in authority a question, and they answer you with an answer that doesn't actually provide any clarification whatsoever. But yet they are done talking about it. As in, "Go away little girl, I've answered your silly little question, now be gone and stop bothering me".
This shows up a couple of times a year, however today, I was graced with this kind of answer twice, from two different people about completely different things.
For one of these, I picked the answer I liked best and ran with it.
I'm sure I'll pay for that later.
I owe some people some responses, but I haven't quite been up to it.
Hopefully later this week?
I stayed home yesterday, had a fever that would not go down, and pretty much slept all day. Today, while I feel better and I am not as tired and the fever is now responding to meds, I see pus in the back of my throat.
I know that I should get myself to the clinic to get some antibiotics, but man oh man I do not want to move.
... if you leave a message asking for someone to call you back, make sure you leave your phone number. It's like a skill-testing question and when you don't leave your phone number, you just failed.