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A Little Heartsick

 So, I had hopes, slim but hopes nonetheless, that my friend who had tossed me out of her life while I was suffering with my root canal issues would realize that we had been friends for longer than I had been her client, and that we would manage to put all of this behind us.  I wanted to continue our friendship, although I have no intention of having her as my accountant any more. 

Six weeks ago we had planned to get together again this morning for our usual Thursday morning breakfasts.  I phoned her yesterday and left a message asking her if we would be getting together for breakfast today and for her to phone me back.  I didn't get a call back.  I guess it is actually final, although I'm not willing to call it quits quite yet.  I'm stubborn, and I was her friend long before I was her client.  So I'm not giving up yet, although I probably should. 

One of the monitors at the shop has been dying for the past few weeks.  It starts the day out well, but by the end of the day the monitor screen has begun to shrink, making it difficult to turn the system off since it is shrinking the bottom control bar.  So I purchased a monitor yesterday and today (or Friday) I get the dubious joy of installing.  That means that Computer #1 will get a new monitor.  Computer #2 will get the monitor that had been on Computer #1, and the old Computer #2 monitor will have to be recycled.  It wouldn't be bad if there wasn't a crapload of stuff piled in front of the CPU for Computer #1.  My partner just can't seem to avoid piling things onto any horizontal surface.  Computer #2 will be easier to get to, but the cables have to snake through some tight holes.  I'm not sure I'm up for this today.  I probably would rather just be reading "Fall of Kings", the last book in the Swordspoint saga.  Have a wonderful Thursday.
  • Current Location: Heart of the Whirlwind
  • Current Mood: disappointed disappointed
  • Current Music: Isaac Albeniz - Spanish Rhapsody
I'm really sorry about your friend - letting a friendship go can be really, really hard. *hugs*
Thanks, Surgical. It's rather amazing how difficult this is for me. I guess I don't take rejection well :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
Thanks, Curious. I must admit I'm a bit bewildered, but I'll get over it. I'm usually very fortunate in my friends and I'm sure I'll be again.

- Erulisse (one L)
It is a shame that she can't seem to separate our friendship from our professional relationship, even though we rarely discussed anything work specific when we got together.

- Erulisse (one L)
I am so sorry about your erstwhile friend. It seems very unfair and harsh!

Big hugs!!
It is unfair and harsh, but I'll manage in the end. Friends such as you make everything worthwhile.

- Erulisse (one L)
Oh thank you, that actually brought a tear to my eye.... {{{ Sian }}}}

- Erulisse (one L)
I'm so, so sorry, Erulissë. I just do not understand your erstwhile friend at all. I admire you for not giving up. She, however, must have significant issues with herself, not you. You're bearing the brunt of it though.

In the meantime, have a thousand hugs or so.
Oh thank you, Pande. I'm sure she has plenty of issues of her own, and I know many of them since I've known her as long as I have. But it is always sad to see something that has such a long history fall by the wayside. I appreciate your hugs more than I can say.

- Erulisse (one L)
I'm so sorry that your friend can't separate a professional relationship from a personal one. :( *hugs*

My partner just can't seem to avoid piling things onto any horizontal surface

Does your partner have ADD? That's a classic symptom. *glances around at piles on all flat surfaces* ;P
Oh, we're both rather bad about stacking things, but the workdesk has invoices, merchandise still waiting to be checked in, items that we have questions about, etc. It's just a mess. (sigh)

- Erulisse (one L)
I'm really sorry you lost your friend. :( I had the same situation the other way around two years ago, when I had to end a friendship that hadn't been a real friendship for quite some time - but you are of course quite a different person than my then 'friend' was. Still, it really sucks to lose someone you've known for so long. *hugs*
I was really hoping that she could move above it. I didn't mind being told that she would no longer do any work for me, but I thought that I was more than just a dollar sign to her. I guess I was mistaken. Thanks for the hugs :-)

- Erulisse (one L)

I am sorry about your friend. It is hard to lose someone whose friendship was close.

Hugs Binky x

I'm sorry to hear that the friendship is really and truly kaput. That always hurts. {{hug}}

Feel for you on the monitor switcheroo-ing too. My desk is a mess, which is why I hate to do anything to the back of my system too. Hang in there. At least, at the end of it, everyone gets an upgrade (sort of, anyway...)
Thanks so much, Aearwen. {{Hug Back}} Hope springs eternal, and I am generally an optimist, but even I can realize when things are broken.

Tomorrow will be the great monitor switch, so I won't be able to work on my writing or reading early in the morning as I usually do. I did get a fair amount pounded out for my May challenge story today, though, although it still needs LOTS of work.

- Erulisse (one L)