Things are getting set up nicely here now that our stuff has arrived and the girls are back in school. I have a meeting this morning to start setting up Little Dude's services. There's still a refrigerator on my porch, but whatevs.
Oh, also, I turned up the heat and the kitchen suddenly reeked of gas near the basement door. So, you know, that didn't seem good. I called the maintenance guy, who called in the heater guy, who announced that our boiler was unsafe to use. It had to be turned off. As in no heat. Yeah, it's 25 degrees out.
(Note: Being told you need a new boiler is significantly less painful when you're a renter. It's like, oh, that sucks for the owner.)
However, a new boiler is supposed to be installed today, and props to the facility manager for sending over four space heaters toot sweet.
Except that plugging in two space heaters upstairs overloaded the ancient wiring in the house, and tripped the breakers. After resetting the breaker switch twice, we gave up and unplugged the space heaters. Good thing we have plenty of blankets!
It's kind of in keeping with our whole no-dishwasher, no-cable, Amish Paradise theme here. Awesomesauce.
Other than that, and our continued status as flat broke, we're doing fabulous. Little Dude is enjoying his break from school, so I've actually seen less of his "Aspergerish" behaviors. Although then we unpacked all the Legos, plus the Lego guys that weren't already in our pockets, and he basically stimmed for a whole day.
Speaking of stimming, does anyone else's Aspie or autistic child hold their breath while stimming? Like, just stop breathing because whatever they're focused on is so flap-inducingly fabulous? Little Dude has broken blood vessels around his eyes from holding his breath for so long.
I asked our pediatrician about it a while back, and she said that it's pretty common with autistic kids, and that sometimes they'll actually pass out, which then causes their bodies to "reboot" and start breathing again.
Wait, what? It's okay for kids to just pass out? Apparently so. Holy crap.