Small-scale but terrible day

Published September 13, 2014 by Iphis of Scyros

I spent most of the morning in the kitchen, trying to get at and block off the point where the mice are getting in.  I thought I had at least reached it, even if my stop-gap measure to prevent them from coming in was unlikely to prove effective.  But I just heard one inside one of my cabinets.  An upper cabinet.  I have no idea how the heck it got in there.  Once I’m sure it’s gone again, I’ll have to get in there and clean it out and see if I can find out the access route.  I think I need to nail metal sheeting across all their access points, and hopefully that will make them give up and go away.

I’m worried that they might have chewed through the power cord to my stove, though.  (As you might guess, I don’t cook much…)  I have no idea what I’m going to do about it if they did.  I’d think having the power cord fixed would be cheaper than replacing it, but I don’t know if chewed-through power cords even can be fixed.

On top of that, my neck is killing me because I’ve been sleeping on it wrong, and/or because I’ve been tilting my head to one side or the other so much in all this reading.  That’s been the case for a while now, but now my…upper back?  Middle shoulders?  I’m not even sure how to describe what part is hurting.  It’s the area right between my shoulder blades, but a bit higher, sort of the upper half of the shoulder blades.  Hurts so much that putting my hair in a ponytail is painful.  I have no idea what I did to it to make it hurt like that.  Just slept wrong, I suppose?

And I jammed my finger on my bedroom door, too.  Just my pinky, so it’s not like I use it for anything, but still!

On top of everything else, I’m so far behind in my reading for next week that I’m only just now at about where I meant to be last night.  On the other hand, though, I’ve been writing the paper bit-by-bit as I’ve been going through the book, as a new approach, so that means I’m slightly less behind than it seems?

I don’t know.

I just know that today has been an all around lousy day.

“Friday the 13th come on a Saturday this month,” as Churchy would say, I guess.

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