SNAFU

A 36-post collection

Uuuuuuuuuggghhhh...

Yesterday was a complete and total fuckup. Today's not looking that fantastic either. Like... 90% of my life was in transit to get something else done.

Not just the brat run, but a shrink appointment [I'm still anxious, big shock] and fetching my long-lost lappy back from the Apple Store.

Good news, though, I got my lappy back for free. Which meant that I was free to go pick up some necessary sanity supplies. AKA cheese and Halo Top tubs.

By the time I got back home and got myself around a satisfying lunch, it was time to watch for Chaos' bus, and then go fetch Mayhem from his educational purgatory.

Small surprise that it took me twelve gorram hours to get my story out.

Thankfully, I shouldn't need that long today. I hope. My site went down and my efforts to fix the problem made things worse and -yeah- I needed to sleep that noise off.

This morning, I discover that the five stories I recorded were the same five stories I recorded for Episode 5 of Inter-Mission and I had just enough time to record one of the actual five. I might have time to edit that one episode into the new and improved Episode 6.

Maybe.

I still have four more stories to record and I think I have a piece of music for the interlude. I need to consult with Mayhem to see if I actually have anything.

For now, it's the usual morning mess. Fingers crossed, today doesn't get any messier.

Embuggerance

Three out of the four corner posts that I need to notch are warped. This wasn't a problem in the middle, but it is a problem at the ends. I lack the muscular strength to hold down a post to the point where the limiter actually hits the line, and the accuracy to actually hit the line with my own limiting of the saw depth.

So I thought I'd disassemble the problem garden bed.

Problem 1: It's fastened with big-ass screws
Problem

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Another Early Morning

A nifty combo of full bladder, overheating, and Beloved's snoring had me awake at half past one this AM. Not the best start in the world, but at least I got five more stories recorded for Inter-Mission and I got some episodes edited for Oh My Mods that just sneaked in under the wire. Yay.

I probably won't have time for more, as it is fast approaching the hour in which my little darlings shall be awake and needing their internet fix.

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Another early start..

I took half an hour to get out of bed this AM, but I did it, and I've caught up on most of my bullshit. That means my Patrons have stuff to read, my Wordpress peeps have a new thing to peruse, and I am now doing my blogging.

Soon, I shall set up the circular saw so I can put holes in things. I don't anticipate more than one post per diem unless I have Beloved's help, but I'm getting there.

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Wuzgunnas and Disorder

I wuzgunna enjoy a nice night of chaos and D&D, but our DM is down with a Lurgi, so the game is off. Which is a good thing because I succumbed to a frighteningly interesting asthma attack on the same evening. Possibly a combination of anxiety, Sneezin' and Wheezin' Season, inhaling pine particulates because sawing notches into wood, and maybe a white chocolate and almond Magnum I had that evening. Or any combination of those numbering greater than zero.

Asthma

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Fixed today? Pls?

I took my erratic lappy up to the Apple Store as a good owner should... and it’s going to be five days to get it back once it’s been repaired.

Of course it behaved like a saint when it was seeing the techsperts. The bugger.

They’re replacing the entire keyboard which, as you might know, is pretty much the entire business end of a laptop. Seems to me it might be quicker to make a complete clone/backup of

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Okay, so here's the PLN...

I have something dodgy happening with my lappy, so I made an appointment with the Apple Store to get it looked at. For some reason, it can't recognise it is a lappy for a good five minutes if opened whilst plugged in to power. Weird. I suspect a connection gone askew.

This thing isn't even a year old, I'm sure. I'm getting very upset about the frailty of Apple products. I mean, otherwise, they're pretty reliable, but... Do one wrong thing to

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Day 6: 7 days of free internet left

It's almost been an entire week and here's what we know:

  • It's not the internet service provider
  • It's the NBN
  • The connections to the NBN have possibly got water in them or got eaten by a wombat or something and we suffer because of it.

So (I hope) Beloved has got onto A. Guy, who is going to take a look at everything and sort shit out.

Meanwhile, I continue to at minimum push out the Instant and then vanish off the

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Day 5: 8 Days remain

I gotta stay focussed. I gotta work on my nonsense and then stay the fuck away from my assorted devices that need the interwebs to work.

I gotta do a brat run, money run, organise shit... but that's literally hours away.

Beloved and I wasted 3/4 of the weekend on getting shit together to even start on the kitty kondo. BUT... We have all the wood cut to measure and we should start making the notches to slot in soon enough.

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9 Days Remain

The system remains down for the third day in a row and I am fretting.

I'm going to take my show on the road and find a cafe somewhere with free parking and free wifi. That should see me okay on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, when I'm not expecting people over.

I hope that this is all fixed by Monday, which would be a blessing. For all of us, belike.

My PLN's to dive into finishing a fanfic or two have been

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Okay, so here's the sitch...

My phone data resets today, so I now have a lot of gigs I can use.

HOWEVER...

  • I have no idea when the interwebs will be back online
  • Even receiving emails costs data
  • I go through 1-3G of data just publishing an Instant
  • There's only 40G in my plan

Therefore, I have just a little over ten days' worth of internet IF I stick to just doing my Instant and buggerall else.

Even then, the data resets on the month. If this

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ARGH!

The internet is still down. Alas. The gigabytes-to-money rate is atrocious - $10 per 1G of data.

Therefore, I'm staying off the webs for as long as I can wrangle it. At least until these shenanigans are sorted the heck out.

The good news is - I now have five episodes of Inter-Mission wrapped and ready for export. The bad news is that I can't publish until the leak in the datapipes is fixed and we have bit pressure again.

So. Apologies

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Welp...

We just had to re-wire our household internet because mice, but before that, I had my entire site crash. So I wanted that to be a decent excuse for learning how to fix my own dang 500/502 errors.

Before I did that, though, the aforementioned internet rebuggering. In which we discovered that the cardboard box Beloved was using as an improvised server shelf was encouraging mice. Mice that nibbled through all the very important internet cables.

No wonder the internet was

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Busiest Day

Mayhem has a ceremony thing going on today. I must provide parental support by being in the audience.

This also means that my usual schedule is shot to hell and may not happen until later this afternoon. Much later this afternoon.

All this not helped at all by the household wifi deciding to temporarily kark it and me having to reboot the little bugger.

Honestly. Some days, it's a wonder I get anything done at all.

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Anthology Pending

I have immense trouble with sequential numbering. Anyone with the right amount of search chops plus my archives will be able to tell you that.

So of course I'm going through the latest Year of Instants to be absolutely, positively certain that I have all my ducks in a row.

Alarming discovery #1 - I somehow have three hundred and sixty-eight chapters when I should have three hundred and sixty-five.

Alarming discovery #2 - I somehow missed putting in an entire story

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