Super Geek-Out Session

Song: “A Little Respect” by Erasure

Mood: 7.5

Nightmares: 0

Ghosts: Several

So, FA’s scheduled visit last Friday didn’t work out, but we rescheduled for this morning. I had pretty much everything ready yesterday evening, which turned out to be a really good thing because I slept through both of my alarms and woke up 45 minutes before she was due to arrive. Fortunately, it doesn’t take me very long to get prettied up so I was pretty much ready when she showed up.

She brought an incredible amount of stuff with her – bags, boxes, and a giant toolbox/drawer, all filled with fancy electronics stuff. I won’t go too much into it here, but we spent the next six hours or so swapping ideas, joking around, and puttering with some really interesting/neat/fun stuff. Oh, and we fit in our traditional burrito lunch, too. Now I’m wondering what we used to have for lunch before the burrito shop was there. Hmm…

Anyway, I think a good way to sum up today is to consider the following points:

  • There is a set of defibrillator pads on the dining room table,
  • There are a bunch of little baggies with weird chips and microcontrollers all over the place,
  • The muscles that I use to smile are sore,
  • FA got to irritate DM with an Arduino when she got home (heh), and
  • When J got home she slowly and patiently asked us why there was wire leading out the front door and onto the lawn.

It was a great time, and I’m looking forward to hanging out with her again. We’ve known each other long enough that we can do anything from sitting around and talking to being up to our elbows in dirt, trying to get something working, and it’s always fun. Or at least interesting!

This evening, J and I hung out, had supper, and talked about our days. I was happy to hear that her day went well because there’s some crappy stuff going on where she works and starting the week off with a bad day sucks. I played around with some more electronics stuff while J did her usual rounds of the Internet and did some art stuff, and then we went downstairs to watch an episode of Blue Planet II. I think we just finished the 2nd episode and it has been another good show so far. Same narrator (David Attenborough), same calibre of footage and fascinating stuff as Our Planet. We watched an episode of One Strange Rock and haven’t watched another one yet – maybe we’ll get back to it but neither of us felt strongly about continuing.

Tomorrow, J is taking the truck to the dealership in the morning to get the murderbags replaced with airbags. I have a Dr C appointment in the afternoon and I will then take a cab to the dealership and drive the truck home. It’s not far, and it’ll be in the middle of the afternoon so there shouldn’t be much traffic. Plus, I will have JUST had a session with my therapist. Everything will be fine.

Stay safe.

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