Not a good week. Nightmares and (almost entirely silent) meltdowns.
Mostly panic over taxes and other money problems, though the fact that
Curio isn't eating well doesn't help, nor does ongoing work stress, nor
On the other hand, I did (finally) go out and get the wood for the
Maypole; it was a great deal more expensive than I expected, but... ok.
Nobody has redwood, and nobody has cedar longer than 12'. N. suggested
using a Christmas tree stand; that will probably work and has some
distinct advantages. Like, not putting a hole in the lawn.
I wasted several hours yesterday and today booting up (or trying to)
several different old computers, because my laptop is in poor shape. I'll
take it in for service on Tuesday. Also wasted a lot of time and spoons
fighting with the mac mini. MacOS is almost unusable as of Yosemite; they
even turn off scrollbars by default! IDIOTS! Back to using the laptop
today, because I decided to do a thorough backup before taking it in. So
far it seems to be behaving itself.
Also wasted a great deal of time looking for tax info, which I was too
careless and/or stupid to keep track of. That's looking to be another
nightmare, what with selling the Starport.
At least the Honda has its mirror and is otherwise working pretty well;
service came in well north of two grand, which is about what I expected.
They didn't fix the bumper -- I'll probably have to go to a body shop for
that. Unless I can fix it myself, which isn't impossible. I think all
it's going to need is a few whacks with a deadblow hammer.
My mood hasn't been improved much by getting unfriended over a FB post.
Wouldn't mind much except that I liked the person in question, but her
posts have been getting more stridently conservative lately, and I'd been
getting more and more uncomfortable reading them. My post was a re-share
of the link she'd shared and agreed with, with my comment:
Re: Superintendent Stands Up In A Big Way For Principal Facing Atheist Backlash
This has attracted a lot of highly predictable agreement from conservative
Christians. Ask yourselves this -- would it still be ok if the principal had been
quoting from the Koran? How about the Satanic Bible? Do you imagine, even for a
moment, that he would still have his job in that case? Because what you would think
about that is *exactly* what an atheist thinks about his bible quotes.
I'll admit that the second paragraph is a bit gratuitously
confrontational, but I don't think it's out of line considering the
article and the massively approving reactions it got from the original
poster and her friends. *sigh*
Looks like I won't be going to Indiana for a while, either.
Links in the notes, as usual.
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