Jul. 1st, 2015

How bad am I? I just paid a bill that was overdue by 4 months. That is so unlike me!

Or at least unlike the me of recent years. I fear I have regressed.

There are certain basic things that one needs to do to make the day a real day.

So alas, I need to start putting "admin things" on the to-do list between "shower and dress" and "go to bed" once again.

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Jun. 23rd, 2015

I still don't have hot water.

But I'm getting quite adept at bucket washing, I even did my hair today.

The only problem is for some reason it turns me into a right cranky bitch.

Grrrargh.

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Ergh. Sick!

I have a stomach bug. It's been grumbling around all week, I've been expecting it to improve but it most definitely is not, and I'm starting to feel a bit washed out.

Turns out my carer, who came today, was sick on the weekend. And as I was seeing my GP for unrelated reasons, I mentioned it, and it turns out her brother's been crook with something similar. We agreed the local market is probably a vector.

Vegetable soup for tea I think.

~~~

Also, today my carer kept me well informed about the nasty boil she has on her bum. Jeebuz.

Well at least she never hides her feelings.

~~~

Also, Little Foo seems to have an upset stomach too. She is rendering the air unbreathable on a regular basis.





Happy days.

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Much Less Grumpy!

(I am sure the internet is breathing a sigh of relief.)

I have my laptop back with a new hard drive, but without a few photos and other bits and pieces. I will change my ways and start doing backups more often, this time for sure. Ach well.

I still have a truckload of technology things to do and sort and learn about, but I'm a little sick of it all now, so I've just made teriyaki sauce and dumped it over a bunch of chicken bits instead.

~~~

And now I'm about to cook dinner, using a jar of capers I bought this afternoon. Remember that problem I had with running out of capers? Yes. Well. Today in a fit of problem solving, I cleverly replaced the missing capers with a new jar.

~~~

I have nothing much else to report at this juncture!

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Reasons To Be Grumpy.

I am spending far too much time on technology and learning new ways of using it right now.

Not to mention troublshooting my solar inverter and my hot water service, and contacting the relevant people for help.

And don't even ask me about our federal government. I can't deal with it. Bye-bye Magna Carta.

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Jun. 13th, 2015

PS: I don't actually have a sim card yet, I'm just using it through my wifi.

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Jun. 13th, 2015

For years now when I've gone out and travelled by public transport or sat down in markets and food halls, I've been astonished at the number of people who stare, mute and oblivious, at their smartphones. "Wake up sheeple!" I have cried often, but the damned fools wouldn't notice unless someone filmed me and it went viral.

But now I totally understand. They're doing it because smartphones are fucking awesome.

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Technology.

My busted laptop is not under warranty, alas. In fact, I'm a year over. I've been told by the people who sold it to me that it does sound like it might be a hard drive thing.

Which means I need to get myself round to the little shop nearby. Unlikely to happen this week.

And no, I'd not done any backups for a while. My bad.

~~~

But in happier news, yesterday I totally knocked myself out buying a smartphone. I could have done it online with a lot less effort but:reasons. (Namely: I was too exhausted to think sensibly about how to do it with minimum fuss).

On the plus side, I bought the phone I wanted.

It's a Galaxy Note 4S for those who are wondering. I was interested because of the handwriting recognition stuff, but didn't want to buy one until I'd seen and held one, as they are quite large.

Now I just have to wait for a microsim to arrive. Tomorrow hopefully. The Nice Young Man(TM) man at my provider tactfully suggested I don't try just cutting my current macrosim in half, not because it isn't do-able, but because if I fuck up I don't have a phone at all. So I'm sitting on my hands.

My twitching, twitching hands.

~~~

It's very shiny. And as soon as I know how to drive it safely, I can leave the house without my A3 diary and daybook. Just my phone, my Kobo, and some knitting and medications and other handy things that can't fit at the moment, it'll be great.

~~~

Now wondering about Wacom drawing tablets.

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All The Things!

Have too many things to do!

I might start with digging up that icon of someone running about in a total panic, because sophisticated and unflappable Lady Penelope I am not and at a time like this, self expression is important.

Or maybe I'll just have a bath, because part of the problem is I have more to do than what I have spoons for.

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Jun. 6th, 2015

Aargh,my laptop is b0rked. Presently on a loaner from <3 friends.

It's only two years old.

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