sailorzeo: (Default)
So, a week or so ago, our friend Chris was all, hey, we're back in SWG, you gotta come back, it's fun again, etc etc etc. After some research, Matt and I decided, why not? Last weekend, we reactivated our accounts, and set up to have our characters transferred from the old, closed server to the new one our friends were playing on.

Characters are available last night. I logged on, looking forward to playing with my Master Chef character again. But, now, she's just a level 7 Domestics Trader. WHAT??? That can't be right. I figured something got messed up in the move, so I e-mailed SOE to ask, "Hey, what happened?"

I am so, so ticked off. They claimed that looking at the logs, they couldn't find any record of any masteries at the time of the NGE (whatever that is). So my "level 7" stays put. What really ticks me off? Matt had an alt that would have only translated to level 7 in the transfer, and they, without him asking for more than a transfer, bumped that character up to level 10!!

I've already responded, asking them to check again. I would not have given up my Master Chef title, not after it took me a year of grinding to get there. If they come back and say again, "Nope, sticking at level seven," then I'm going to have to say, "Okay, then, I want to cancel my account and I want my money for this month back." No way do I want to go back to grinding my ass off.

Add this to the way I've been feeling the last two weeks, and that comes out to "sick day." I just can NOT handle anything today. I'm going back to bed before I throw up.


Feb. 22nd, 2009 08:44 am
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Well, we left the house early, because I wanted to price some ingredients at LeeLee (Oriental supermarket) and wanted Matt to come with me. We had to go early because it does have a very strong fish smell, and later in the day, he wouldn't be able to handle it. So, we did our pricing there (I want to make dashi, miso soup, and a broth for the soba noodles I got last time I was there, but with the smaller paycheck this time, not happening this week), then went on to The Dented Can, over in Peoria. We were out of xanthan gum, and it's over $10 a bag most places (close to $12 direct from Bob's Red Mill). The last time I'd been to The Dented Can (over a year ago), I saw xanthan gum there for considerably less.

We ended up spending $10 there. What did we get for our $10? THREE bags of xanthan gum (Bob's Red Mill, a bag of Bob's Red Mill GF chocolate chip cookie mix, and a bag of (yet again) Bob's Red Mill GF rolled oats. Definitely worth the trip.

The next thing on our agenda was going down to the Phoenix Matsuri Festival, downtown. Unfortunately, when we got down there, it was PACKED. What with how I'd been feeling the past week, we decided not to go. So, we went to finish our grocery shopping. Stops at Fresh N Easy, WalMart, and Safeway, and we were done. I didn't get to go to Ikea, didn't get the box I wanted to start bentoing, but I did get a three-pack of divided Rubbermaid containers that would actually work better (and be a better size: 800-some milliliters rather than 2 quarts). So, I have those, I have foods for lunches, and I have a drive to make "cute" lunches. We'll see if that actually happens.
sailorzeo: (Default)
..and apparently, I want to type ; for l. I had to retype that subject line three times to get all the right letters in the right places.

So anyway. I had to take 2 sick days this week, even though I can't afford them. At first, I thought it was just something I ate Wednesday night ripping me up on Thursday, but it was still doing it today, so I'm blaming a stomach bug. No use going to the doctor, he'll just say it's a virus, drink plenty of water, that'll be $20.

Work's slowing down. Starting Monday, I work starting at 9, instead of 8, and probably still out at 4:30 or 4, depending on the day. I didn't think to ask that when I called in today. My paycheck was about $100 less than I thought it would be; possibly because of being short a few hours when I took the time off for Ellen's visit. I had enough PTO to cover MOST of it, but apparently not all of it. And I probably didn't bank enough in the time since I've been back to cover my sick days this week.

Matt's still job-hunting. Two of the companies from the job fair had promised to call him back about an interview, but nothing yet. So it's now been over 2 months with just my paycheck, and a lot of help from family and friends. I still have some doll stuff to try to sell, fabric and other craft things, but that won't bring in a lot. I just wish he could get a job, any job at this point. We've proved that we only need $500 more a month to survive. But without that....

Now's the time I'd be overjoyed for Publisher's Clearinghouse to come knocking on the door with the giant cardboard check.


Oct. 27th, 2008 08:53 am
sailorzeo: (crowbar)
I'm sick today. Last Friday, about half the staff was sick, and now it's my turn. I woke yesterday with a sore throat, that went away after about 2 hours of being upright, then came back about 2 hours before bedtime. I loaded up on Claritin-D and Singulair along with my other evening pills (Prilosec and lovastatin), and took a few hits of Chloroseptic. Woke up around midnight when Matt came to bed, throat screaming at me, nose alternating congestive sides. Got some bright yellow mucus through vigorous nose-blowing, but had to repeat the Chloroseptic, threw in some Advil for good measure, and a few shots of Afrin. I try to stay away from the Afrin, but last night, I needed it. Stayed awake/upright for a while; watched most of a program about Icelandic horses until my poor watery eyes demanded sleep. Slept restlessly until the alarm went off, then with how rotten I was still feeling, called off and tried to sleep some more. I dozed until about seven or so, when Patch realized it's the time I normally leave, and hadn't left yet, so she started clawing at the bedroom door. Matt went out to pacify her, and I dozed a little more, until about 15 minutes ago.

I still feel like crap, and my left eye is still watering up a storm. My throat isn't screaming at me anymore, but it feels thick. My nose is still halfheartedly-clogged, just enough that it's tricky to breathe through it.

Matt and I haven't left the house since we got home Friday night. We need to go out today, though (or at least one of us does); we didn't finish our grocery shopping Friday night, and we're down to half a roll of toilet paper.
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I'm still slacking in the exercise dept.  I don't know why I'm finding it so hard to get motivated this month.  I like going to Curves, I like the people there, but I just can't drag myself there in the mornings before work.  I think part of it is the state of the house.  There is SO much work that needs to be done here, I find it hard to justify carving out an hour for the workout (15 minutes there, 30 minutes workout, 15 minutes home).  If I had all day to work on the housecleaning, maybe it would be easier to get out to Curves, but when I'm trying to get a boatload of work done from 6-1, before leaving for my 2-10pm shift....well, taking care of myself tends to hit the bottom of the priority list.

Throw in that I'm sick, AGAIN (throat this time, little to no voice), and I just don't have the energy and motivation to do what I need to do.  Have you ever tried to work retail when you can only speak in a whisper?  Especially when a large chunk of your clientele are retirees who can't hear you when you speak in a normal tone of voice??

My wonderful coworker is trying to get ahold of the dept. manager to see if he can cover my shift tonight, in exchange for being off Friday.  I haven't heard back from her, so I don't know if she succeeded.

sailorzeo: (sick)
My fever spiked again yesterday; after getting down to 99, it went back up to 102. I stopped taking the anti-nausea pills after a major vomit session last night, and haven't thrown up since.

Fever was down around 100 this morning, but I'm still dizzy and lightheaded when I sit upright. On the plus side, it seems like I can take normal-sized swallows of liquid again rather than sips. I practically chugged a glass of water this morning, I was so thirsty.

I have to try to go in to work tonight, fever/dizzy or no, because there's no one else to cover. I e-mailed my department to ask the one girl to stay til 5. I don't trust myself to drive out there in one piece, so I have to wait for Matt to get home to take me to work.

I'm sitting here sweating, my head spinning. If it doesn't get any better by two, I may have to call off anyway. (sigh) I hate that the first thing I get asked when I say "I have a fever, I'm throwing up, leaking from both ends and I can't stand up without passing out" is "Well, do you have coverage?"

Sick again

Apr. 3rd, 2007 01:16 pm
sailorzeo: (sick)
This time, it's a virus. I went to the doctor yesterday, and had a temperature of 102.9. He checked out my symptoms, gave me a prescription for the nausea, and told me to switch between motrin and tylenol for the fever. He also gave me a note for two days off work, since it usually takes 72 hours to pass (it started Sunday morning).

At the rate I've been getting sick lately, I'm almost wondering if you can get disability for having a weak constitution. :-P

My fever was down to 99.something earlier, so I'm just going to hope that everything falls back into place by noon tomorrow.


Jan. 10th, 2007 08:44 am
sailorzeo: (guhh matt)
I hate being sick.  It wouldn't be so bad if we were still in NC and I was still at my old store.  But being at a new store, and needing to take a day off three days into my first week?  I hate it.  I'm wracked with guilt because I seriously believe I need the day off to rest and recuperate, but I know how crazy that store is right now and they can't afford to have me, a new supervisor, call off right now.  But I have to.  I'll apologize right and left, but I just can NOT make the 40-minute drive into Scottsdale today.  Not when I'm out of meds.  I'll make my hoarse, scratchy. apologetic call, then find some clothing, go put gas in the car, and get some heavy-duty medications so I won't have to do this again for at least a few months.  At least by then, I should have found a doctor in the area.  

This happened when I started at the Cary store, too.  Had to call off sick my second day because I literally could not stand up.  Dizzy.  I need to find a primary-care physician.  Finding _a_ doctor won't be hard.  Finding a _good_ doctor that I like?  Might be harder.  Add in a good doctor that I can understand....I have a LOT of trouble with accents.  Pretty much any accent other than Pittsburgh/Cleveland/Buffalo throws me for a loop.  So if the doctor I found happened to be Indian/Asian/etc, with a thick accent....he/she could be the best doctor in the world, and I'd still have to find a different one.  And yes, I've encountered doctors and other professionals with accents SO thick, I had to ask them to write out what they were saying.  And yes, I realize their English is much better than whatever I'd attempt in their native language.  But I just can't make out accents.  Heck, I've had people with thick Southern US accents I had to have repeat themselves multiple times before I could figure out what they were asking for. Throw in dialect differences, and it's just one big linguistic jumble.

So, yeah.  Calling off sick.  Means I need to find the phone, and the number.  Sigh.  I hope they understand.  They all heard me hacking and choking yesterday, they should understand. 


Jan. 5th, 2007 10:24 am
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Well, it took us six hours to go 100 miles on Monday, but once we got past Albuquerque, traffic cleared up, and it was smooth sailing all night. Yes, we drove through the night rather than find a hotel. We slept about 4 hours at a truck stop, then kept going.

Matt is officially hired at 2Wire. He starts training Monday. I have to call my store later today to find out when I start working.

Also today, we're buying paint. Two colors for the living room, and a third color for the kitchen and hallway. Later, we'll get the three colors for the front bedroom. Haven't decided on the colors for the master bedroom or the half-bath yet.

Yes. This is a project house. We're painting, putting down new floors, replacing some other things...

Oh, and AZ is playing havoc with my allergies. I had to rummage around and find my Claritin last night, because I was hurting. Plus, I need to find a PCP down here, to make sure I'm not getting an ear infection.

So, off to buy paint. Man, it's good to have internet again.


Mar. 9th, 2006 03:22 am
sailorzeo: (thinking)
Well, I didn't spend ALL day yesterday updating the Castle. I got through the MMPR, Zeo and Turbo universes, though. I would have made it through more, but I was still sort of bummed about the whole feature vs. cheat code thing, so when Matt came home, we got caught up on the two hours of Gilmore Girls we'd missed Friday and Monday, then went out to lunch, then came home and watched that day's ep of GG. So, about four hours there not spent on computer.
Boring website ramblings )
I woke up about ten minutes before Matt's alarm went off with a screaming headache. I'm wondering if what I read in a fic is true, if your brain membrane actually shrinks a little when you're dehydrated, causing massive headaches. If so, that's probably what this is. I know I don't drink nearly enough water. Yesterday, I had maybe 16 oz of diet Sierra Mist (can be comparable to water, no caffeine) and maybe 16 oz of water at the restaurant. That's only about half the daily amount of water, and I did have a little coffee at home, so that negates some of the water.
But anyway, it's 3:40 in the morning, I just had a glass of water and two Excedrin, the headache is fading, so I'm going to try to grab another 2.5-3 hours of sleep before I have to be in to work.


Feb. 23rd, 2006 09:04 pm
sailorzeo: (sick)
One of the worst parts of being sick is playing that DELIGHTFUL game of chance, "Gas, Solid, or Liquid?" And that's as much as I'm going to elaborate.
sailorzeo: (guhh)
Okay, I see what sparked Jack's arrogance, but really. The ep resolved too neatly. It was like, "Okay, we always need an arrogant Red ep, so let's get it over with." I was almost rooting for Kreuger to give the Red morpher to Sky right there. :-P

Still not sure on Sydney. Again, all I saw of her was "ditz."

In other news, Thursday morning around 1 am, I woke up ill. I figured it was stomach flu. It hit my husband an hour later. :-P I got over most of the leakage by noon, feeling somewhat better. He was still incapacitated til later that evening. I got the chills when he started feeling better, ended up retreating to the nice, warm, heated waterbed and the flannel comforter. Next morning, he was fine. Me, I had screaming pain fron the base of my skull to the tip of my tailbone. Still had it this morning with the added bonus of burning pain, like someone whacked me on the back of the head with a baseball bat.

But on the plus side, I managed to eat a burger, fries and a coke.


Feb. 1st, 2005 09:28 am
sailorzeo: (Default)
Some update on the situations here. Our friends Jay and Cyn just found out last week that Cyn is pregnant. They've been trying for a year. They've also had a cat into the vet twice for urinary tract blockage, and a bird in recently. They also have our friends Ashley and Ryan staying with them, with Ash and Ryan's two small children (2 y.o. and 9 m.o.). Yesterday around 9:30 am, Jay took Cyn to the hospital because she was bleeding. They didn't get home til after midnight. We still haven't heard what the problem was, if she's okay, etc. She's been stressing ever since Ash, Ryan and kids got there. So, today Ash, Ryan and kids are moving in with us until the 7th, when their apartment is ready. Just to reduce stress all around.

And, to top things off, my husband is sick. Severe throat infection spreading to his ears. He went to the clinic yesterday (another $100 we don't have), got some antibiotics. At least it isn't strep.

Still no word on the job front. I need to call Depot again today, see what's going on with the background check.


Mar. 18th, 2004 11:06 pm
sailorzeo: (sick)
I hate being sick. For the last week, every time I eat, no matter what I eat, I get nauseated. Feel like throwing up, sweating, the whole nine yards. Yuck.

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