My house has a tin roof, apparently. It has holes in it, caused by rust. The holes permit water to flow through freely. It's less of a roof than a sluice gate, I guess. Ghetto skylights.
In related news, my checking account is overdrawn due to an unfortunate cell phone bill. In an attempt to be the kind of responsible person who pays bills when they're due, I signed up for automatic bill payment. My cell phone bill is always the same, right around $50. I have 1000 anytime minutes and I never go over, because I don't like talking on the phone and I generally don't use it much.
Enter Connecticut. I went WAY over, during my time in the frozen North. Way, way, way over. My last cell phone bill was $354.83. This caused my account to go slightly into the red, which in turn caused me to rack up over $200 in overdraft fees. It's still overdrawn. I totally don't have $350 to spend talking to my sister from 4 states away about whether or not the dog seems happy, and I definitely don't have $200 to give my bank.
So that sucks.
And speaking of the dog seeming happy, he doesn't. He spent the whole night last night pacing back and forth in the living room and whining. He was inconsolable, and could not be distracted. It made me want to strangle him, in the most loving way.
Today, I need to come up with some bright ideas for food articles to be written now and published in September. My mind is a complete blank. I'm thinking comfort food...the new generation. But all I can think of in that vein is the fact that I need to eat Chaing Mai from Raku when I have a cold. Not sure how I can stretch that out for 1000 words. Inspiration welcome.
Also, my Gmail account is locked down for 24 hours due to "unusual activity". This fact is giving me hives, because in a perfect world I never go more than ten waking minutes without checking that account. My email to the support department said, "Please unlock my account. Not being able to access it is causing my mental health to deteriorate, and you don't want that on your conscience." It's especially important that I have access to email now that I'm never using my cell phone again.