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June 11th, 2013


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05:42 pm - I think there was a week in there somewhere.
More than one, probably. I am just getting over doing something or having something done to my back - essentially a perfect storm of PMS, stress, fatigue and random wtf-ery, from which I was in a significant amount of pain for essentially a week solid - it is slowly, finally, getting a little better. The elder of our two cats, Puc, reached the point where I chose euthanasia. Lucy as a consequence is demanding lots more attention. We got a letter from our landlord that the rent will be rising to beyond my means in August, so my housing is in jeopardy. I still have crap I am trying to muster the general wherewithal to deal with in terms of my mother's estate, and no, I have not managed to file my taxes either. I wouldn't say I feel depressed but I am certainly acting it, in that I am managing to get by and that is about it. I have no extra for any of the extra things I am supposed to be getting taken care of, and frankly I lack either energy or grace to care. It will get done when it gets done. If.

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From:canyonwren
Date:June 12th, 2013 02:11 am (UTC)
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Sara's old apt above mine is still empty, if living in the boonies works at all.

You took great care of Puc. Thanks for giving him a wonderful last few years.

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From:shelly_rae
Date:June 12th, 2013 04:07 am (UTC)
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I'm so sorry to hear about Puc. You gave him a good life.
Good luck with the apartment.
Anon
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From:mcjulie
Date:June 12th, 2013 02:32 pm (UTC)
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I'm sorry to hear about Puc. He was a lovely cat.

I know what you mean about the disconnect between feeling depressed and acting depressed -- for me there's often kind of a lag time, where I'll notice my actions (usually some form of "I just can't deal with that") and then start to feel depressed a bit later. Paul's depression is always like that -- he never tells me he's depressed, I have to tell him.

You might consider the Northgate area. Some of the older apartment buildings are fairly reasonable, and Northgate is very well served by transit. It's not pretty like Green Lake, but it scores well on walkability -- utilitarian walkability, not pretty walkability. Although they JUST put in a really nice trail that goes around Jackson Park Golf Course, which I discovered on Saturday.

Lake City is also more convenient than you might imagine, thanks to the 41 bus.

I'm sorry that losing a loved one involves so much tedious paperwork. It seems like adding insult to injury.

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