On January 14, I called Michael Mathes regarding my heating allowance, and he said it would be advantageous if I were to obtain a doctor’s note stating that I required a higher heat. I told him that I would be seeing my doctor (Dr. P, my psychiatrist, that is) on January 30, and would get a note then.
And so, I have the note. On official stationary. The letterhead does read “Psychiatry,” which is fine with me. The letter reads:
To: Watertown Housing Authority
Date: January 30, 2009
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am writing regarding my patient Julie Greene, DOB 1/8/58. Due to her medical condition, she would benefit from the heat in her apartment being raised. Thank you for your cooperation.
I will present the note on Monday.
On the bright side, it has indeed been a bit warmer in here. Either that or I am adjusting to the cold. I am over the horrible depression I went through due to the cold temperatures and Puzzle’s illness (Puzzle was sick following her ingestion of chicken bones over New Year’s). I have been working on my creative thesis a little, added a chapter, and did some revisions. I’m getting ready for the next residency. I leave in less than a week. After that, my final semester begins.