Pretty tired of handling things alone

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Registered: 10-16-2006
Pretty tired of handling things alone
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Thu, 10-06-2011 - 7:45am

So I've posted about this before, and it's not new to single women who have to do everything themselves if no one is around. Most of the time, of course, I am prepared--it's not a surprise, and sometimes it's truly a welcome challenge "Yes, I can do this."

But sometimes it's just really hard. I've been redecorating my living room and dining room--painting, all new furniture, some of it requires assembly. I received a couple of tall bookcases yesterday and the packages looked damaged. The driver even alerted me to it and I made a note of it on the receipt. So, after a really long and stressful day working, I decided to tackle the assembly (hey, I've done it before!). Well, of course the first one was damaged. So, I started putting all the pieces back in the box but it was very confusing. I opened the other box to try to figure out how the pieces went back in. These are nice bookcases and really heavy, and I realized I was going to need help putting them together. I hurt my back a little doing all of this. It's so frustrating because these are the last big pieces I need to finish this project.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-02-2008
Thu, 10-06-2011 - 8:52am

oh; I agree and hear you big time.

I am tired of not having a nice home with a nice man to decorate with..

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-28-1999
Thu, 10-06-2011 - 9:23am

I can relate--I am at home right now waiting for someone from the cable company to come over--we haven't had TV in 3 days and I think they have to change the box. I am glad I have a teenage son cause he can mow the lawn & help w/ heavy lifting.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-26-2011
Thu, 10-06-2011 - 11:22am

Florida, I hear ya!

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-28-1999
Thu, 10-06-2011 - 1:58pm

I know what you mean--and as far as guys worrying that we are too self sufficient--I mean, was there a choice?

Community Leader
Registered: 07-16-2001
Thu, 10-06-2011 - 6:22pm
My oven has been broken for months. The new heating element is in a box in my living room, waiting to be installed. I tried, but couldn't do it. I really wish I didn't have to do it. I did ask a friend to ask her husband to help, and I'm sure he would, but we just haven't worked out when yet.

Oh, and hot water on the jar lid followed by a good whack on the counter helps loosen a jar lid, too.
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-26-2011
Thu, 10-06-2011 - 7:53pm

OK, so since the Mayans say the world will end Dec 2012, I say this: any of us who haven't found relationships by then, let's buy a great big ol' piece of land in some warm country and build ourselves as many huts as there are women.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-02-2008
Thu, 10-06-2011 - 9:21pm

okey Dokey.........................

Community Leader
Registered: 07-16-2001
Thu, 10-06-2011 - 9:28pm
Sorry, Marina, but that does not sound appealing!
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-26-2011
Thu, 10-06-2011 - 10:33pm

Shy, you picky little thing, you!

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-03-2009
Fri, 10-07-2011 - 1:26am
...and we'll all quit shaving, we'll all quit washing our hair, there will be no more makeup, and we'll eat until our pants burst...
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