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Opening a kitchen drawer in order to put away the cutlery after having done the washing-up, the front of it suddenly detached itself and came away in my hand, while part of one of its sides crumbled to pieces. I've tried to superglue it back, but it's very skew-whiff and rickety, and really what's needed is a whole new fitted kitchen. This one dates from the 80s so I guess it's past due for an overhaul, anyway. Unfortunately, given my current no-job situation, I can't really do anything but moan about it.

I have however decided to go ahead and ask my central heating engineer for a quote to replace the whole system. He's coming round on Friday to see what's needed, and I will scrape the money together somehow, because it looks like this winter might be even more severe than the last...and I'm sick of waddling through my flat wearing three layers of clothing, a blanket and a furry hat, and still feel cold.

Yesterday, I received the news that another friend from my uni days lost her battle against cancer last Thursday. Even though we hadn't been in contact in years, I'm still saddened by the thought that she has had to let go of life at such a relatively young age.

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desdemonaspace
Dec. 12th, 2010 02:23 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry for the loss of your friend. I'm older than you, and unused myself to seeing old friends die (or hobble in using a walker!)

Ach, I also feel your pain with the kitchen falling apart and feeling the cold. While not actually falling apart, my drawers rain sawdust down upon the cupboards below, and one drawer is askew. The heat doesn't work as well as one could wish, and I wear longjohns all winter.

We both deserve better!
gamiila
Dec. 12th, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC)
We do!

Why is it that things always have to get worse before they get better? I wish we could just skip that stage.
curiouswombat
Dec. 12th, 2010 02:24 pm (UTC)
I don't wonder that you are feeling morose. I really do hope you have a much better year, next year.
gamiila
Dec. 12th, 2010 08:53 pm (UTC)
Ah! From your mouth to God's ear!
deborahw37
Dec. 12th, 2010 02:55 pm (UTC)
((hugs))

What a day!
gamiila
Dec. 12th, 2010 08:55 pm (UTC)
I've had better...

Thanks for the hugs; they're very welcome.
suze2000
Dec. 12th, 2010 07:09 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry about your friend. There's something to be said for going out early though - at least you don't have to watch everyone else go.

Good move on the heating, suffering in the cold is just unpleasant. Though in the meantime, have you tried a slanket? A few of my friends swear by them, though I've never been keen on looking like a mentally-challenged KKK member, if you are cold, you're cold and you'll do quite a lot to get warm. :)

You could simply replace the drawers in the existing cabinetry rather than do the whole kitchen now. Then when you can do the rest, you can at least (hopefully) keep the new drawers.

In the meantime, *hugs*. I'm having a pretty shitty December too (I'd blog about it, but it would just sound whiny), so we can be miserable together.
gamiila
Dec. 12th, 2010 08:52 pm (UTC)
I googled 'slanket' and now that I know what it is, I can see that it's exactly what I need -- thanks for the tip!

I'll also look at replacing the kitchen drawers -- what would I do without my flist?

Sorry to hear your month isn't progressing well, either. Hang in there, okay? Things are bound to improve eventually.
jonesiexxx
Dec. 13th, 2010 07:40 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry about your friend, honeybee.
gamiila
Dec. 14th, 2010 09:12 am (UTC)
Thanks. She had been ill for a long time though, so the news of her passing didn't come as a total shock.
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