I still felt fairly awful last night and so was a bit leery of my effectiveness at work today, but I slept pretty well and woke up this morning feeling a million times better. Still sick, yeah, but soooooo much better!
I did bail out on renting
As mentioned, I've been driving the 1-ton to work and back for over week: the brakes went out in my little Yaris. I thought it was just something wrong with the front driver's side wheel, but it was the front brakes - pads AND routers. Dammit. Fortunately, I had the money for the deposit on HoHo, so it's going there. And I don't think I'll need a deposit for this 2nd house since I know the owners. I hope. I really didn't think there was any way the problem with the car COULD be the brakes as it's still so new (2008). And, it being a stick-shift and me not living in a city, I don't "ride the brakes". But, with over 80,000 miles on it already, apparently that's reasonable. Plus, I've since learned, driving on dirt roads is REALLY hard on brakes. I guess that makes sense, but who knew?! (Not me!)
And, with that, I've gotta get my clothes ironed for the day and get on with it. Thank goodness tomorrow is another day off!