My condo remains on the market with nary a bite. I am the proud owner of two properties - median price $160k per. One of them I live in, the other sits spotlessly empty awaiting new owners. Please God let it sell.
I do have an alternative. I can rent it to a family member. In my case this would mean an ex-husband who historically is not the most reliable in the financial department. The other alternative is to rent it to a family member of someone in my complex. I may opt for this.
In my new place, I have installed heavy curtains in my living room to keep prying eyes and the cold winter winds out. Summertime is great for huge windows. Winter, not so much. I am loving the extra space. Is it worth 80k more than my last place? As long as that 80k costs me $500 a month it's cool. Otherwise - can you say: *ouch!
Each evening when I go to bed, I sigh happily as I nestle down into my cozy blankies. My room is excellent. My brother was going to come over and help me plan the adjacent patio , but that may be some time in fruitition. He is wonderful at intentions but poor in execution. I understand completely as I am exactly the same. In my life I have missed many many important events that I wished to attend due to various and sundry happenstances. All of them preventable, and, yes, inevitable.
The buggery flu has come and gone, thank goodness. It was much fiercer than I remember other flus as being. The hard part was not having the flu, it was getting the damned flu to leave. Although my worst days were two weeks ago, I still have not got my energy level completely back. It completely incapitated me. How the resident elders of our community cope with it is a mystery to me. The flu is a killer.
(In which I prove HTML is not my second language) :
The following table can help you determine whether you have influenza or a cold.
|Fever||Rare||Usual, sudden onset 39º-40º, lasts 3 to 4 days|
|Headache||Rare||Usual, can be severe|
|Aches and Pains||Sometimes mild||Usual, often severe|
|Fatigue and weakness||Sometimes mild||Usual, may last 2-3 weeks or more|
|Extreme fatigue||Unusual||Usual, early onset, can be severe|
|Runny, stuffy nose||Common||Sometimes|
|Chest discomfort, coughing||Sometimes mild to moderate||Usual, can be severe|
|Complications||Can lead to sinus congestion or earache||Can lead to pneumonia and respiratory failure, and more complications |
in persons with chronic diseases
|Prevention||Frequent hand-washing||Yearly influenza vaccine and frequent hand-washing|
|Treatment||No specific treatment is available; symptom relief only||Anti-viral drugs by prescription, which can reduce symptoms.|