So I got home and had a really nice chat with funblindsinger. I don't know how she's able to cheer me up, last night I wouldn't have thought it possible, but darn it if I wasn't smiling by the time the call was through! Thanks Allison.
I woke up with a pretty miserable headache, but I took something for it which is working and I feel considerably better. I even have a feeling of goodwill toward the civil service!
I've ordered delivery from picndel.com, they wouldn't deliver last weekend because of Labor Day. Lots and lots of chocolate milk, among other stuff.
And that takes us to the present. This whole business of making something out of myself is no easy task, but the dividends could be tremendous.