A Productive And Fun Day

Song: “Hazy Shade of Winter” by Gerard Way, feat. Ray Toro

Mood: 8

Nightmares: 0

Ghosts: Several

I didn’t sleep well last night. Mainly my own fault – I fell into the “I think I’ve got a little bit left in me so I’m sure I won’t have any problem if I sit on the chesterfield” trap and woke up a few hours later with a sore neck, sore throat, and a nasty headache. I went to bed for the next couple of hours and almost cried when my alarm went off.

I somehow got out of bed, took my morning stuff, then did some cleaning in the house and got myself prettied up.

J had gone to work this morning with the looming darkness of horrible workplace HR stuff to look forward to; I was very happy to get a text from her saying that things had gone so much better than she’d hoped!! Whew! Hopefully now there won’t be as much pressure and silliness – at least for a while!

FA came by this afternoon! We had our traditional burrito lunch (which was delicious) and talked about more things than I can remember – it was great! Then we started in on her project again, and made a lot of progress. The new display (an IPS panel vs the previous TN one) looks sooooo much better and the picture doesn’t go all weird if you’re more than a couple of degrees off when you look at it. Plus, the screen has some other things that make it a good screen for a Pi – USB power, mounting screws that fit the Pi so you can bolt it right on. And it’s built in a way that’ll make it a cinch to install in a cabinet.

We also talked about roosting boxes and birdhouses and I think we’re going to make some out of clean scrap lumber we have kicking around. And… there may have been one or two other projects we talked about but right now I can’t remember what they were. I knew I should’ve written more stuff down… regardless, lots of good work with results, a fantastic time, and potential ideas for even more projects which will have their own burrito lunches, chats, and great times. I’m so lucky to have a friend like FA – I have such a good time with her, we can laugh even when things are pretty crappy, and things are never dull when we’re working on stuff or even just hanging out.

It was a really great time, and after FA had to head home for supper (you should’ve stayed – we had pizza!), J and I talked about our days, which were both good (I’m still so happy that her day went so well)!!!

We watched what turned out to be the last episode of the first season of The Umbrella Academy, and while that show has been somewhat predictable, it sure is great. I like a lot of the characters way more now, too. Klaus in particular. And the person/people in charge of finding songs to put into that show… they’re not being paid enough. Fantastic music, like Guardians of the Galaxy. Great stuff!

My time so far being a Grand Marshal with that new fleet in STO is going well, too. I’m in charge of the fleet bank, but I also do some recruiting for new fleet members and manage the fleet holdings. I realized yesterday that I’m now spending a bunch of my “gaming/recreational” time as an HR person, accountant, paper pusher, and complaints desk. I still enjoy it!

Tomorrow I have a Dr C appointment in the afternoon. I am very intent on driving there again. I’m not trying to wind myself up, but I just really REALLY want to keep the momentum going. I would really like to be able to drop some stuff off at DA’s place, and it would be fantastic if J and I could hop in the car and go see DM and FA for a change, or even if I could drive my own butt so FA didn’t have to come here every time to hang out.

I also need to write down the things I’ve done and want to talk to her about. I used to have a pretty reliable memory for things, but if I don’t have something written down now, I’ll forget it. There are dozens of used envelopes and scraps of paper all over the place with thoughts and ideas on.

Whooo… getting pretty tired so I should get going. Had more I was going to talk about but I’ll try to remember to jot it down tomorrow.

Stay safe.

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