Song: “Waterloo” by ABBA
I think I slept pretty well last night. I remember waking up twice worrying that the front door was unlocked, but I was able to force myself to put it aside after squinting at my phone and taking a look at my nightly round of pictures. I’m still not sure if going through the house and taking pictures of things right before I go to bed is healthy, but it still seems to be helping.
I kept moving around again today and got quite a bit of stuff done. I sent a donation to the developer of OctoPrint (actually, I did that last night), got a bunch of printing stuff done and some new parts designed, ordered some new filament, and re-measured the towel fabric I have left so I can try to plan it out so as to get as much out of the material as possible.
I worked on the kitchen again today. There are only two of us here (Lloyd doesn’t count), and I have no idea how so many dishes and plastic containers get so dirty so fast. Nevertheless, it happened, so the dishwasher got another workout today.
I texted with FA today and she asked if I tentatively wanted to get together on Friday to hang out. She specifically mentioned playing some Carcassonne, too. I think that it would be great to get together – I haven’t seen her for a while now and it’s always fun to hang around with her. PLUS, I suggested to her that maybe we could try going to the hardware store. It’s been over a year since I’ve been there, and with the progress I’ve been making about being outside the house or not being able to see the front door, I think I should be able to last in the hardware store for at least a little bit if the conditions are good. Plus, I have a gift card or two and a short list of things I’d like to try and get. It would be really nice if this all works out – I have missed doing the aisle crawls through the store with FA, looking at some of the weirdest stuff and try to figure out what it is.
And if that works, it might give me the confidence boost I need to get out of the house with J or by myself a little more, which could help build my confidence, etc, etc. Fingers crossed that it goes well – I would love to go to the store or a restaurant with J sometime soon! And I’d like to get to the fabric store with DM or my mother-in-law… or get back to the record store with WG! That would all be fantastic.
Still, I shouldn’t get ahead of myself – if I’m not careful I’ll just get myself all bummed out again. But it doesn’t hurt to dream a little bit…
Tomorrow I have an appointment with Dr W. It’s been three weeks since I saw him last – I wonder if the floor he’s on or his office has been given a coat of paint or at least something to cover the anchors in the wall where the whiteboard used to go. I don’t want to go but having it once every three weeks instead of every week is quite nice.
And again, I have more stuff to talk about but the medications have kicked in and I’m having trouble making both of my eyes point in the same direction. So I should get going. I should really start these posts earlier.