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4th February 2018
In my Little Victories blog post that I published this week I mentioned how the last couple of days of January were pretty stressful. I thought I would elaborate on this.
So, last weekend I decided to paint the ceiling in my office. I have already painted the walls white, and I wanted to paint the ceiling before I started on painting the “feature” wall.
I thought it was going to be as straight forward as it was to paint the walls, but sadly it wasn’t. As the paint dried it started cracking, and when I brush my hand over the ceiling all of the paint started flaking off like confetti.
We think that the paint that the previous owners of the house put on the ceiling wasn’t very good quality, hence why it’s all falling off. I spent all of Monday morning trying to scrape off the old paint, which was so tedious.
I’ve since spoken to my dad and he’s suggested loads of ideas of how we can try and fit it, so we’re going to try those out. Worse comes to worse we might have to pay for someone to plaster it.
But until it is fixed, I can’t work in my office, so I’ve moved my desktop computer into another spare room as a temporary solution.
The garage door…
Then on Tuesday night, the garage door broke, and we couldn’t get it to close. Tyrone keeps his bike in the garage, so he had opened the garage door to put his bike away after work, and because the door was stuck open he couldn’t even get his keys out out of it!
Of course, this really stressed us out and I spent Wednesday ringing around garage door companies trying to get someone to come out and take a look. I was convinced the whole door would need replacing, but I was reassured by both guys who came out to quote for the job that it was repairable. I felt incredibly relieved as new garage doors aren’t cheap!
Best of all, the guy I picked to do the job was available on Friday, so the garage door has been fixed and it wasn’t as expensive as I thought it was going to be. And I feel really proud of myself for sorting it all out because calling up tradesmen to get quotes is my idea of hell, and I get so incredibly anxious.
But it got better…
So my week started off pretty badly, but it did pick up towards the end.
I went for my first counselling session on Thursday. After I completed my course of CBT back in October my therapist suggested that I try counselling as it might help with things that happened in the past.
Fortunately I didn’t have to wait too long for an appointment, and my first session went really well. My therapist is lovely, and I think I’m really going to benefit from these sessions.
I also got a phone call while I was in counselling from the doctors to reschedule my steroid injection after my last one was cancelled. I’ll be having it on Valentine’s Day!
Then on Friday, after the garage doors got fixed, I received a phone call from a company who would like to have a meeting with me about potentially doing some freelance work for them. I’m so nervous about the meeting, but I’m sure it will be an interesting experience, and hopefully I might bag myself some work!
I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a less stressful week next week!
I hope you had a wonderful week!