The last couple of weeks have been interesting. I watched my close friend, and owner of this house, self destruct in his mind. I saw the signs, and tried to put a stop to it. It wasn't enough though. Being one who suffers from a form of depression it was difficult to watch all those signs emerge and then play out to point of helplessness. He is currently in a hospital, getting something like help. I've visited him a couple times, managing to bring him his guitar, a book, and some sheet music. During the time leading up to his admittance, I found myself revisiting all of the techniques I've picked up (on) over the years. That in itself hasn't been the easy thing to do. However, it did come in handy, to a point anyway. It made it easier to break down his walls of defense, but alas I could not pull him out of the downward spiral.
On the Thursday, one week before the last, he ended up breaking up with his girlfriend, so she moved out, leaving just the two of us. Then that Sunday he really broke down, and with help from his dad, we got him to the hospital. So I've had the house to myself this last week. It's been not as quiet as one might expect. From the odd moments hearing various types of voices, to the sounds of someone walking around upstairs, whether I'm in the basement or not. I find it more curious than frightening. I've been reunited with old friends as well this week. It's nice, but it sucks that it's all centered around one friend having a bad time of it. But hey, it came at a time when I needed a little help, so I'm not really complaining.
On Thursday last, I had a fright of identity theft, and canceled my main bank card, only to later discover that the transaction had been a legitimate one, albeit it a crappy one. So now I get to wait another week to get my new card, yippee. This last Friday really took the cake for oddities though. I was sitting in the living room, eating my breakfast and watching the news. I nearly choked on my cheerios when I heard that Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize. Okay, he may seem like a socialist to some, and a hope of change to others, I really don't see how the peace prize is fitting. The reason is that he has changed the political landscape of the world, and opened up lines of communication where there had been none, or there were severed ones. But the peace prize? Really??? As if that wasn't enough, I was driving into work a short while later, and heard on the radio that NASA had just shot the moon....with a missile!!! While the reason may have been one of ambition for advancement, I think we should have just left that prospect as a phrase and nothing more. Luckily that was the end of the bizarre news for that day.
Yesterday I made a trip up north, to visit my sister. We went out to eat at a restaurant that I have been hearing about from my family for years now. Within about 10 seconds of walking into the place, I got offered the chance to do a commercial for the place, by a guy who I think may be the owner. That was unexpected, and I was a little taken aback. I do however want to take him up on that offer. Got to get started somewhere, and this is the first offer I've gotten since I was 19. So here's hoping! And hey Lisa, it was good to see you! Hang in there yo!
Today wasn't very lazy, for a Sunday. I went to the hospital for a visit again, and went grocery shopping afterward. I also learned how to work the new thermostat. For that, I have won the prize of.............heat in the basement!!! I also earned myself a whole new set of noises in the house, while the air ducts and floor joists have gotten their first jolt of warm air flowing to the vents, instead of ice cold air. The thermostat may get changed back in a week or so, but I'm the only resident here right now, so I will make myself comfortable in the meantime. As comfortable as I can feel right now anyway.
Okay, that is the shortest update I could come up with for the time since my last post. I was tempted to go into much more detail, but that would have taken way to long, and I would like to get some reading and tv time in tonight. So I will do that now. Until next time, I hope everyone is well, and don't forget to laugh, eat well, and enjoy your friendships.