The mortgage industry at the end of any month is crazy. Lots of people trying to get lots of stuff done before the new month begins. Some programs require that. Mostly it’s just people trying to meet deadlines, some imaginary, some not. Add in a full moon, especially the biggest moon in months and interest rates rising quickly for the first time in years. Do you know what you get? You get long thankless hours and never ending emails and phone calls. Everyone is in crisis. Everyone has a story. All the messages are marked urgent. People call to tell you they left you an email and wonder if you’ve read it yet. People email to tell you they’re going to call. Multiple people call and email on the same problem. Emails overlap, the problems escalate.
So is it any wonder that Friday morning I woke up thinking I had slept wrong. A kink in the back, right between my shoulder blades. Work Friday was excruciating. Sitting, standing, walking all hurt. Sleeping that night was pretty impossible and all day Saturday I hobbled around trying not to move my head more than necessary, trying to keep my torso straight, my head balanced directly over my shoulders. Getting up and down from sofa or bed was horrible. I slept in fits all day and again all Saturday night.
This morning the pain is still there but it has dulled. I can get up and move around a little. I’ve taken the dog out several times, done some chores, even bending over to empty the dishwasher. I think I’m on the way back. Of course. Tomorrow it’s back to work and the cycle begins again. But the month is over, the moon is shrinking. Hopefully work craziness will recede as well. You never know.
On a brighter note, Katie made me get up earlier today than I might have wished. This is what we saw when we got outside.
Katie tells me I should thank her more often when she gets me up early. She says maybe she’s the reason I feel better today. She says if she could go to work with me everyone would be happier.
And she says I can thank her later.