Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic

Catching up - Backdated- Sunday

Mostly sleepless night. Lying down made all the post natal drip flood my throat, which triggered sharp bursts of coughing, sometimes had to sit up and do my brass instrument breathing exercises to calm it down.

Early morning Nyquil, Robitussin and chicken soup only helped a little. I know ice cream is wrong (dairy makes more snot) but it feels good at the time. And I have a big jar of maraschino cherries to use up. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

10-ish, took a shower because that always helps, steam and such.

Felt like a zombie with a sore throat, spent most of the day in the LayZBoy watching BadFootball™. 49ers lost again - 0 and 5. This game and the last they came within inches of pulling it off, but the team seems to have a Will To Lose®.

Got to Janice's at 4, she was having a problem with her new-ish laptop and email on her phone and tablet. Took a long time to decide that the laptop's wi-fi adapter was broken. It wouldn't DHCP correctly. It couldn't grab a gateway address, so while it could connect to the router, it couldn't see the internet. I could have manually forced it for her home use, but this is the laptop she uses away on Red Cross emergencies, so that wasn't a good idea. I suggested taking it back to Best Buy and as a work-around she could buy a USB wi-fi adapter.

The email was kind of funny. I had recommended she change her passwords so that she had one for financials, one for social and one for everything else, and use the 8-character format of Xxxxxxnnnn! which she did, on her PC but she forgot update her phone and laptop.

She was going to buy me something at Starbucks but I was dying, so I went home and watched more football, and The Orville. I am liking that show as much as I expected to, but in a different way. I expected more of a comedy, and superficial characters. Instead we get serious social issues, a deep look at some of the less likely characters, and dick jokes. It is true to the look & feel of ST, but with a fallible captain. Fallible, but not a laughing stock.

When Nyquil & Robitussin didn't work, I remembered Afrin. That helped enormously, and I was able to get to sleep for about 90 minutes at a time. Spook mostly stayed curled up in the bedroom.

Plans for tomorrow:
Try going to work
Call Kaiser advice nurse
Get better drugs

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