Thursday, October 23, 2008

Don't Mess With Naptime...Or Else

As I've mentioned before, fatigue has been one of the main and most problematic symptoms for me with my MS. Before I was diagnosed, I would wake up at 8 a.m., go for two hours, take a two hour nap, go for two more hours, take another nap, go for a few more hours, then go to bed. That was my day.
After my diagnosis, I was given some meds that help fight the fatigue and for the most part, they have made a huge difference. I am almost a half of a functioning person again. I do still need a nap but it's just one and it's only and hour and a half to two hours long. Not bad.
With the home renovation going on the past five months, the workers started to understand how important my having a nap was. If I got a nap, I was happy and chipper in the afternoon. No nap, watch out for the swinging cane. And since they're nice guys, they would work a little more quietly so that I could get my nap. I trained them well.
One group of people that I cannot get trained, though, is DirecTV. I can't tell you how much of a pain in my ass these people have become! All we want is for them to hook up the boxes in the new parts of the house and move one. That sounds simple enough right? Well, three times these people have come out, during naptime, only to find out that their workorder didn't say "You will actually have to work" on it and they all left without doing anything.
So, we rescheduled again for today. The hubs even made sure to schedule the guys to come before naptime so that I wouldn't kill them. The hours that they were supposed to show up were from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. I could handle that.
At 11:30, this really rude lady called from DirecTV to tell me that the guys are running late and they will now be here anywhere from now and between the hours of 2:30-5:30. Which, how in the world is that even a time frame?
I got a little, for lack of a nicer word, angry. I was going to have my nap today damnitt!
So, I taped a little note to the door for the guys for whenever they do decide to show up. It looks a little something like this:

I sure hope I hear them knock!