Puttering For Puttering’s Sake

Song: “Theme From Simon & Simon” by Barry De Vorzon and Micheal Towers

Mood: 6

Nightmares: 0

This past few days have gone by very quickly. The weekend was good – both J and I got some stuff done around the house, we got some relaxing in, and we finally watched Avengers: Infinity War. We’ve been trying soooo hard to avoid spoilers and it really paid off. I was quite surprised by a lot of things that happened in the movie, and there were a few parts where I wanted to stand up and wave my arms at the screen, saying “how could you possibly thought that was going to be a good idea?”

But yes, it was good, and we are both looking forward to the next one.

I didn’t sleep great again last night and it took me quite a while to get things in order enough for me to get out of bed after I woke up this morning.

I went for my walk this morning. The thermometer said 5C, and when the sun is shining on the deck that usually means the temperature is two degrees lower, so 3C. I put on pants and a jacket and a hat and was unpleasantly surprised by a wind that made it feel a lot less than 3C out. Heck, 3C on a windless sunny day is practically shorts weather! So yeah, there was a little more hustle in my walk than usual today.

I also did my time in the truck. I feel dumb saying this, but when I went in the garage today I was surprised at how clean it was. I know I just washed it, but it was dirty for so long that it’s great to see it nice and shiny. I spent about 75 minutes in the truck today, just sitting there, listening to music (I’m piping it from my phone to the truck speakers which is much better), and doing grounding and breathing exercises to try and make the time less unpleasant. I’m afraid to say anything but I think it’s getting easier. I also reconnected the battery tender so the battery will be nice and fresh.

Sent out my texts and had a couple of good conversations. I ended up hooking a keyboard up to my phone so I could type out my texts faster and more accurately. It helped a lot but it would act strange pretty frequently – for example, if I typed too fast, the phone would jumble up the letters.

I spent some more time puttering downstairs today. DA came up with a possible solution to his cabin stuff so the thing I was working on became obsolete so I stopped working on it. Today, though, I thought what the heck and continued working on it. The thing is, I enjoy playing with that stuff, and if I do put everything together I can still give it to him and he can do whatever he wants with it. I used to be able to spend days at a time in front of my electronics bench, puzzling something out, but I haven’t had that kind of drive for anything for quite a while now. For now, I will tinker. Who knows what will happen. Same goes for all of my hobbies.

Did a bit of writing and another post this afternoon. I think I’m going to try to keep doing my usual four or five regular posts per week and at least one extra one. Oh, and that reminds me – I submitted my Healthcare Visit Template post to The Mighty a couple of days ago. Hopefully they think it’ll be useful for other people!

This evening J and I hung out and watched some more Parks and Recreation. We’re getting closer to the end of the series. People are marrying other people, people are changing, people are getting different jobs, and somehow the show hasn’t been ruined yet. Plus, this season has what I consider to be the funniest Ron Swanson stuff I’ve seen yet. What a neat character.

I’m not sure what it’s supposed to be like tomorrow but I might see if I can get that bit of painting done on the truck and check the spare tire. Other than that, I think I will spend some more time puttering around at my bench.

Stay safe.

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