Woke up late, this morning, feeling tired. Called my supervisor and asked if I could work from home, today, and she said yes. Daughter texted to say she had emailed her supervisor and taken a day of sick leave as she was feeling ill with her cold and cough.
However, she couldn't rest and relax as the exterminator was coming to spray her apartment for roaches. Apparently, the apartment above hers is also having roaches and another apartment in the building, as well. Daughter has been trying to get rid of the roaches for almost a month now, and this is the third time the exterminator has been to spray, plus she's been spraying, as well. This is the first time she's had to deal with roaches and she is thoroughly disgusted and put off by the whole thing! The exterminator was supposed to come between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., but he didn't come until after 5:00 p.m. She had been told by the apartment management that she'd need to be out of her apartment for 4 hours after the spraying. It wasn't a problem during the earlier sprayings because she had been at work.
Today, when the exterminator didn't come until 5:00 p.m., she was fretting about where she could go to wait for 4 hours, until 9:00 p.m. If she had been feeling well, it wouldn't have been such an issue, I think. But, being ill and totally turned off by the roach situation, she was being peevish. Fortunately, the exterminator told her that she could return to the apartment in 1 hour, today, so she waited in the lounge until 6:30 p.m. and went back to her unit. But it was a good thing I was home because she was on the phone with me practically the whole day as she was so stressed by the whole situation. She was close to tears and saying she just wanted to be able to cuddle close to me and hug me. I offered to come up for the weekend to be with her, but she's sick and doesn't want to get me sick, so I can't be with her until she's well.
In between comforting her, I did my office work from home and a few of my household tasks. I washed the dishes, did a load of laundry, did some paperwork (although not as much as I should have and wanted to), and I watered the indoor plants. I didn't hear from the pharmacy about my prescription, so I need to check with them, tomorrow.
Wednesday's To Do List:
- Go to the office - WORKED FROM HOME
- Pharmacy to pick up antibiotic if ready - Waiting to hear from them
- A load of laundry - DONE
- Paperwork - DID SOME
- Do dishes - DONE
- Clean the litter box -DONE
- Water the indoor plants - DONE
I did almost all the things on my to do list, yet, I feel it wasn't as productive a day as I would have liked and I feel slightly frustrated by that.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to work from home
- Being available for my daughter to call during the day
- A working washing machine
- Indoor drying racks
Thursday's To Do List:
- Lab test in the morning
- Go to the office afterwards
- Dr's appt. in the afternoon
- Water the back garden
- More paperwork
- Put away laundry
- Put away washed dishes
How was your Wednesday? What have you planned for Thursday?