Was I/Am I Sick? I Bought a Truck!

OK, so again, work has been crazy which is why I have not been blogging. LUCKILY it looks like my schedule is finally balancing out. Instead of a bunch of broken up shifts at various times of the day it looks like I have full time shifts for the next 2 weeks. This week I work mostly in the morning and next week mostly in the evening. I can do a sleep schedule adjustment on a weekly basis much better than a daily. So I am happy for that. Doing about 40 hours a week and with 8 hour shifts I get my 2 days off. So that is great.
The other day at work however, I started feeling really overheated. I had a sore throat that day but I just assumed I slept with my mouth open or something stupid. But as I felt hotter and hotter I started wondering if I was getting sick? Sick? Me? Since I stopped the steroids I don’t think I have been sick once! I got home at checked my temperature; it was normal. What the heck was this? So I took some Tylenol, popped another “Chloraseptic” lozenge for sore throats, 1,000mg of Vitamin C, and just kept drinking water and Gatorade. Yesterday I still felt it all a little but not that bad. Today my throat is about 90% better but it’s still early, I think most people always feel worse in the morning. Thing is, what was all that about? Was I pushing myself too hard at work? Have I been exposing myself to more germs? I have spent the last 4 years in hospital settings and never had an issue but then again they do clean everything and have hand-sanitizing pumps everywhere unlike at work… So I think I need to carry a small thing of Purell with me at work… I need a tighter belt; I have so much stuff weighing my pants down at work! Haha…
Moving on; I bought a truck! It’s exactly what I have wanted since high school! A mid 90’s Toyota 4runner with 4-wheel drive! I bought a 1994 Toyota 4runner, 4-wheel drive, sun roof, hitch (for towing trailers), power everything, only 160,000 miles on it (I intend to get it to 360,000 miles), and it looks like a few parts were recently changed. It was too good to be true so I took it to the Sheriff’s office and they ran the VIN number; CLEAN! Then I went down the street and got it insured. The next day I took it to the DMV. Having grown up in California I still expected (despite what everyone says out here) that the DMV would take forever and I would be late for work. They opened at 8am so I got there 15 till 7. I was the first one in an exactly 11 minutes later I was walking out with two new license plates (with tags) for my newly registered vehicle that had already been smogged. I was amazed!
So there is just some cosmetic work that needs to be done, minor mechanical work, and a deep cleaning; all of which my friend and I will do ourselves. I LOVE MY TRUCK! I feel like the days have doubled in time! No longer do I have to get to work 3 hours early or spend 2.5 hours taking the bus! I can drive to work in 10 minutes so now I should have more time to blog before and after work as well as work on my photography! 

So At this point I just have to pay off some minor debts (by the end of this month no problem) and then start saving to move out with my buddy who want a place ASAP. My goal of getting to a self-sufficient state of life by December might have been pretty generous? Who knows? Time will tell! The fact that life is starting to work out so perfectly for me lately is making me paranoid because obviously I have not had the best of luck in the last 4-5 years so I have built an expectation of things going bad… Fingers crossed!

2 thoughts on “Was I/Am I Sick? I Bought a Truck!

  • August 10, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Matt, watch out for those hidden germs that jump off sick people shopping, and don't push yourself to hard

    • August 11, 2014 at 11:33 am

      I startings carrying hand sanitizer with me and am making sure not to touch my face haha


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