I have to say, the winter of 2015 will be hard to forget. My sad tale of woe starts last Friday. I ended up leaving work early with flu symptoms. If only I had known, that was only the beginning..... Coughing, nauseous, stuffy and dizzy. Went to bed and woke early Saturday morning and felt.....funny. I was itchy. I reached around to scratch my back and it was covered in welts. Back, neck, head.....
I knew that wasn't good so I headed to the ER. I was having a bad allergic reaction to something. Still don't know what. They quickly gave me Benadryl and steroids and I wasn't allowed to leave for several hours. After a few hours the welts started to subside and the itching was to a point I didn't want to shred my own skin. The doctor also determined I had a chest infection/flu on top of it. He sent me off with 3 prescriptions, one of which was more steroids.
You'd think this would be a point where things would turn around...... Nope, I had a wicked side effect from the steroids. (I'll spare you those details. You're welcome). By Tuesday I couldn't take it any more and stopped the steroid and by the next day I had some improvement with "the side effect" but by this point I was so weak and exhausted, I was useless.
Now it's Wednesday and outside temperature was on the rise. I went to the kitchen and in the new hooking nook area at the back, there was a big spot on the carpet. Looked up and caught a drip in the eye. So now there is an ice dam on the back roof and my kitchen was leaking
Soon it was leaking in 2 spots. All damn day! I called my cousin and he was tied up on another job but promised to come today and shovel the roof. Good to his word, he arrived first thing this morning. The cavalry had arrived!!
He was scooping snow off the roof and throwing it on the walkway. I just assumed there wasn't much up there. I was wrong. He was up there a long time so I looked out the back door. The door, the entire walkway was jammed with snow and ice from the roof. The door was blocked in. So eventually he climbed down and realized it was a problem. Then I saw him drive away. I knew he wouldn't leave me like that.....would he?? About a half hour later he arrived back with a snow blower. He was here 3 and 1/2 hours in total. Poor guy. But at least the roof is no longer leaking. My hero.
The good news is today I did get my appetite back and feel a bit stronger. I may even try to get to work tomorrow. It will be nice to get some fresh air and out of this house.