Floors in other parts of the house are developing new squeaks and creaks. So far none of the wiring has burst into flames, but I should probably expect such an event momentarily. The house was not really built to last. I can't afford to get it fixed. I guess the house and I will just have to decay together.
Better news is that the two major supermarkets in town had ads in the newspaper today. They haven't had them for months. I thought maybe the companies were going broke and couldn't afford to have ads in the paper. Maybe their sudden return is a sign that they're doing better. Whatever the reason, it's nice to have the ads back. I can plan my shopping without using the annoying store web sites. Yay paper. While I hate shopping, I actually enjoy planning to shop. That can be done from the comfort of my collapsing house. In fact I think I'll go take another look at the ads right now, before the ceiling caves in on me.