Not going to lie, this past month has been hard. Our entire (very up to date vaccinated staff) office got the new variant of COVID. No one in Dallas is talking about it, but several of my buds working in hospitals have said they’re filling capacity again.
So. That was fun.
My new hire was a complete bust. It was a hard lesson learned not to purchase work attire for them before seeing if they stay.
It took a couple weeks, but finally got a new hire and man she seems great. Here’s hoping.
Because I had to hold down the fort while people were in quarantine, I ended up getting it myself. But I can’t shut down so I had to power through, take meds, sanitize everything several times a day and warn customers. Let’s just say burn out was putting it lightly as to what I was feeling.
Oh, and it was great getting a one star review because I wasn’t able to answer the phones and a lot of text messages. 👍
Thank goodness they removed it after I explained the situation and apologized. It was just exhausting. But finally, we were able to get things back on track.
So the new girl was hired, business was running smoothly, and I got to spend an awesome weekend with my daughter.
Then it happened.
Around 3:00 a.m. I woke up to my entire downstairs flooded.
My life was down there. My daughter’s life was down there. I managed to save computers (at least I hope, I have been leaving them off just in case.)
I was in shock most of today, trying to dig through what I could salvage. I had to be really careful because flood water contains sewage.
Literally 90% of her stuff was not salvageable. A good 60-70% of mine was also not.
The most devastating thing was my recording equipment. I can’t even think about that without feeling like I’m about to cry. I just bought that equipment and it’s gone.
And this isn’t even everything. It’s all I have the heart to post. For my recording area.
All my downstairs furniture, specialty cooking ware, food, craft supplies, art supplies, easels, paintings, the list goes on. Several thousand dollars gone. Just. Gone.
I can really use some good vibes guys, and virtual hugs.
Take care everyone. Hope all is well with you.