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livejournal restart [Mar. 6th, 2007|09:42 am]
Doug Ayen
Well, it's been a hard winter for me. Still not feeling like doing much of anything; not sure how much of that is depression, and how much is that damn bug I caught a couple of weeks ago. Still feeling the effects from that, one ear plugged pretty solid, the other partially so, and the tinnitus is quite annoying, and I still seem to be getting tired all too easily.

The place, and workshop space, are quite a mess. A pig-sty -- no, wait, my pig sty is actually cleaner than the house. (probably only because it hasn't been used in 7 years, but still . . . ) I really need to clean, but I get home, I only seem to have enough energy and drive to collapse until bed time.

But enough complaining. Why does almost every piece of consumer goods have a night-light now? I mean, honestly, it was to the point where I could read at night in the light from the humidifier, the alarm clock (with the backlight set to its lowest setting), and the cordless phone cradle. Are all appliance designers afraid of the dark, or is it that LEDs are now so cheap that they're being incorporated into everything, or what?

Fortunately, I have dikes, so the alarm clock is now lightless, ditto the humidifier. And, hey, LEDs to play with. And the bedroom is nice and dark again.

I'm going to try to get more active, get the shop and house cleaned up for company, then be more social. Yeah, and while I'm wishing, I'd like a pony.



[User Picture]From: ramblingheritic
2007-03-06 08:31 pm (UTC)

I hear you

Sunday I forced myself out to fire up the forge and start a draw knife for rattan that a friend requested.
It felt so good to be working on a project someone was going to actually use.

Force yourself out to the shop
make a spoon/tent stake/flat dang piece of metal

You will feel better.
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