September 24, 2013


My prescriptions ran out, so I put in an order for a refill yesterday. This morning they sent a text message to my phone telling me they were ready, and just now I walked to the pharmacy and back.

My left leg isn't working as well as it was a couple of months ago; I'm losing ground. And the pharmacy is a mile away. I was afraid I might not be able to complete the round-trip, but I made it.

However, my legs really hurt now, and I'm having a hard time even hobbling around in my apartment. And my right hand (which holds the cane) is sore, too.

But I got a treat: I stopped at the Panda place on the way back and bought some Orange Chicken. I just ate half of it; yum.

Yesterday morning I woke about 6:30 and realized the power was out. So I went back to bed, and when I woke again the power was back on again. My torrent computer runs 24-7 and it's a laptop, so it kept running when the power went out (switched to its battery, without rebooting or anything). In addition to uTorrent I also keep an instance of PingPlotter going on it, pinging, so from that I know that it the power went out about a quarter to 5, and was out for about 3 hours. No idea what happened, but given that it took out this whole area, and how long it was out, probably a major stepdown transformer blew up.

When I first woke up, one way I knew the power was out in the entire area was that my phone could only see one wifi hub. Ordinarily there are about 20.

And then last evening my internet connection went out and was gone for about an hour. That's always a pain.

But everything's OK, and I have enough pills for another 3 months, and I'm getting a grocery delivery tomorrow. I sure live an interesting life, don't I? Loads of thrills and chills.

It could be worse. I could be Brickmuppet.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Daily Life at 01:00 PM | Comments (8) | Add Comment
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1 Isn't life always better when you're not a muppet?

As for the leg, I do hope it improves. 

Posted by: sqa at September 24, 2013 01:15 PM (rdcLU)

It could be worse. I could be Brickmuppet.
That's just plain cruel.  Accurate, but cruel...

Posted by: Siergen at September 24, 2013 04:12 PM (Ao4Kw)

3  It really could have been worse. It was threatening rain the whole time I was gone, and I could see drenching showers happening in the distance, but it was completely dry where I was.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 24, 2013 06:39 PM (+rSRq)

4 Yeah, I'm 12 years younger and not looking forward to it.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at September 25, 2013 08:15 AM (RqRa5)

5 "My left leg isn't working as well as it was a couple of months ago; I'm losing ground."

Is that common for recovering stroke victims? I wish you well.

Posted by: topmaker at September 25, 2013 04:04 PM (2yZsg)

6 I don't have the slightest idea.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 25, 2013 06:38 PM (+rSRq)

7 Suddenly the phrase "Threatening rain" made me think of a gangster cloud saying "What a nice day, be a shame if something happened to it."

Posted by: Mauser at September 26, 2013 12:43 AM (TJ7ih)

8 #7-  I've actually seen that in a couple of RPG settings, where the local storm/weather god is, for all intents and purposes, Mafiosi.

Posted by: metaphysician at September 26, 2013 04:53 AM (3GCAl)

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