Day Two

A 29-post collection

Wednesday, Plague Day 2, Everything's Cancelled

My breakfast is a slight bit cold. My tea is a slight bit hot. As a result, I'm taking my pills with spoonfulls of tea so I don't burn my lips on the mug. I am hoping that I will be over the worst of it by Friday.

I might even have to pause the daily tale. I will see how I feel about stuff and nonsense after the painkillers kick in.

In my list of symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Backache
  • General creaky joints
  • Swampy sinuses
  • Shuffling gait
  • Constant exhaustion
  • Shortness of breath
  • Getting up to pee once what feels like every other hour because of all the fluids ingested
  • And otherwise feeling like the dishrag or sponge found at the bottom of a college kitchen sink.

I have to wear sunglasses to use my compy because light HURTS. So I stay away, and nap a lot.

I will take everything I do in short bouts and hope for the best. We shall see what comes out of me during the day.

Monday, Day Two, Long Monday

Plague news: no new cases! There's four total active cases, all of them are in hospital. Australia's at 91.5% first vax, 85% fully vaxxed. Queensland's barely out of last place at 84.5% first vax, 73% fully vaxxed.

I have been awake since 10PM the prior evening and I plan to keep going until at least 6PM. Or try to achieve consciousness until that hour. Wish me luck.

If I write anything today, it's a bonus.

In the news:

  • TV Hostie
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Monday, Day 2, Loooong Day

Plague news: no new cases! There's fourteen total active cases and they're all in hospital. Australia's at 90% first vax, 83% fully vaxxed. Queensland is still lagging behind all the other states and territories at 82% first vax, 70% fully vaxxed.

I have few plans but to stay awake and chatter with fellow Author types today. Maybe play some games.

If anything gets written besides my Instant, it will be miraculous. And it was a short Instant anyway.

I'm TIRED -_-

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Thursday, Day 2, Frustration

Plague News: no new cases! There's twelve total active cases, all of them are in hospital. The government source on the vax news hasn't updated since November 1 for some reason. doesn't have any information for me either. Dangit.

My internet is absolute BULLSHIT today so it may render working on TaleSpire moot. If it does, I'll probably be attempting to entertain myself - aka writing a lot. Anything that needs internet to work is going to SUCK.

I'm doing

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Monday, Day 2, So Tired

Plague news: No new cases! Twenty-three total active cases, sixteen of those are in hospital. Australia's at 86.6% first vax, 73% fully vaxxed. Queensland's at 74.8 first vax, 60% fully vaxxed.

I am sleep deprived today. I could not get more than an hour's unconsciousness pre-D&D and then couldn't easily sleep at 2AM to 5:30AM either. Blargh.

I will certainly sleep tonight. BUT I gotta stay awake until bedtime.


My murder hobos love Magical Marvin. Just

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Tuesday, Day 2, Patreon

Plague news: no new cases! There's twenty-five total active cases, eighteen of those are in hospital with one in the ICU. Australia's at 84.8% first vax, 68% fully vaxxed. Queensland's at 72.5% first vax, 56.9% fully vaxxed.

Australia seems to be charging ahead on the "opening up, ready or not" policy, disregarding how many infections and so forth that are happening. Like the new variants that are -join the chorus- more infectious and more deadly than previous ones. Huzzah.

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Friday, Day 2, Assorted Nonsense

Plague news: no new cases again. There's thirty total active cases, seventeen in hospital and the poor sod in the ICU got out. Yay. Australia's at 83% first vax, and 65% fully vaxxed. Queensland's at 71% first vax and 54% fully vaxxed.

I have Starters to feed, a catbox to clean, a one-thousand-word goal for my novel, and it's raining so the stream is bound to be chunky.


At least I save my stream sessions so if the internet goes to

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Tuesday, Day 2, Patreon

Plague news: NO NEW CASES! We have twelve active cases, seven of which are in hospital. Australia has moved up to 76% first vaxxed, almost 52% fully vaxxed. Queensland is at 45% fully vaxed. My spawn are getting their second jabs next month. Yay. On separate days. Boo.

Thanks to Tale Foundry being back in action I have a NEW WORK for my $5 tier over in Patreon. Yay. The one person who pays for that should be glad. I hope.


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Thursday, Day 2, Org Day

Plague news: No new cases again! It's been a hot while since that's happened. There's seventeen total active cases with thirteen in hospital.

Not going to jinx it. Not saying anything more about numbers.

Today, I wrangle finances, get money, spend money, and perhaps organise things for greater convenience.

On the Honeydew list:

  1. Get a slasher in to knock down the weeds and tall grass in our yard
  2. [related] Purchase a MowerBot to keep the grass in check
  3. Rent a huge firkin
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Wednesday, Day 2, GOOOOOO!!!!

Plague news: No new cases, thirteen active ones that are all in hospital.

The last stage of Fixit Day is happening this morning when the cabinet guy comes around to make sure everything is sealed to heck and back. But otherwise we have a functioning bathroom vanity. Huzzah.

I didn't have the wherewithall to code anything yesterday because tradies in my house. At least I got the Patreon nonsense done. And the Instant. And my 500 words. Output successful.

More Terrible Tiefling

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Saturday, Day 2, PLNs

No new cases, leaving thirteen active cases, all of which are in hospital. I now have my hooks into a tradie and the deal goeth thusly:

  1. Acquire the materials
  2. Including the taps and stuff
  3. Call the dude and arrange things thereafter

Fifty bucks an hour, and it should only take a couple of those. Fingers crossed, but I have enough stowed away in case of the fuckup factor.

It's only after we have the new vanity that I will siphon off the

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Monday, Day 2, Labor Day

Seventeen total cases, sixteen in hospital, and only one left chilling for the all-clear. I'm feeling better about the numbers but not completely secure.

The steam machine is doing great, but I still need to dose myself RSN because I'm horking up bronchial casts of my alveoli. Fun. Also gross.

The bad air days may be coming to a close. I can hope. Thanks to the water vapour, breathing is easier, but I really need to shake the clinker to have better

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Wednesday, Day 2, Debug the Mic

Twenty total cases, all of them in hospital. Things are looking up for me and my paranoia. Alas, the Death Cough remains, so I too remain in personal quarantine until I either shift the stuff that's making me bark, or Sneezin' and Wheezin' Season draws to a close.

Something there is that does not like me drawing breath. I'm used to it.

I tried to record an episode of Does Not Compute but there was NO SOUND. I gotta debug what's going

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Thursday, Day 2, Getting on with it

Active cases still hang at seven. I'm hoping for the best all the same.

I have learned some things about the music machine, and in an effort to churn out some chunes (tm) I shall be downloading loops ten at a time and trying to install them for use. I'm doing some LEARNING today. Maybe with a mallet.

Music might not happen but education certainly shall.

In the news:

  • Teenagers falling victim to bad relationship boys in school, send out the red
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Tuesday, Day 2, PLNs

I'm seeing my shrink today. Guaranteed that I'm going to bitch about the spineless jellies in the Repugnican party. And entheuse about the new bread flour because it's pretty awesome.

There's still seven active cases in the quarantine hotels, and a whole lot of nonsense going on. All over the firkin world.

Speaking of:

  • Deadlier pandemic "inevitable" say experts. We wouldn't be here if you wore your fucking mask KAREN
  • Our shy and retiring wildlife want to play some tennis, apparently. From
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