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Saturday, June 10th, 2017 10:37 am
Well, I finished editing the short story I needed to submit for my Introduction to Writing unit, and I submitted that on Tuesday (due day was Thursday, so I'm getting in ahead of deadlines, which is a nice habit to be building). Which means my study requirements for the first semester of 2017 are now officially complete, and I'm done.

The owner of our place came out on Wednesday to measure up the kitchen for new cabinets (from Ikea), and he also cleaned out the gutters while he was here. This involved a lot of rather wobbly work on top of a ladder, but at least we now have nice clean gutters which will hopefully not overflow onto the front verandah (front of house) or the bathroom window (rear of house) in the next heavy rainfall. Now all we need is the heavy rainfall to test things. Unfortunately, it doesn't look as though we're going to get one of those any time soon. Best bet this week is possibly Wednesday, which is offering a 40% chance of about 0.4mm of rain. It's looking to be a dry winter this year.

In the wake of having finished all my study, I'm currently in a bit of a quandary about what to be doing with myself. I've wound up re-starting Villagers and Heroes (a free MMORPG) in the hopes of being able to use up a bit of the Copious Free Time I currently find myself endowed with (the problem with being on the dole is you wind up with lots of time, but not really enough money to actually do anything with it), although I'm running into my typical problem with these things - I've done the initial stages enough times to find them boring, but I can't be arsed to continue past the boredom to the point where I get to the interesting stuff. I may well start allocating myself a set number of hours of work in V&H per day, just to keep myself going through the dull bits.

Now, before anyone starts suggesting things I could be doing with myself during my downtime, can I just point out I'm a grown woman, and I'm posting these things more as an observation of how things are than a request for help. My inter-semester downtime will be lasting until the end of July, which means I have about a month and a half before I'm going to be back at uni again (classes start again on July 31). Don't panic, I think I can figure out how to entertain myself. If nothing else, there's two shelves of books waiting on their farewell re-read, and another few boxes of books in the storeroom which need to be opened and culled. I have plenty of stuff I can do. What I don't have (due to brainweasels and similar) is the impetus to do any of it. My brain is currently in mopey teenager mode at me, saying I'm boooored, there's nothing to dooooo, and when I suggest anything, it makes it very clear to me I've done the equivalent of suggesting cleaning my bedroom. Given I'm fast reaching saturation point with the inner teenager, I suspect things are going to be picking up soon-ish.
Saturday, June 10th, 2017 10:29 am (UTC)
Which means my study requirements for the first semester of 2017 are now officially complete, and I'm done.

Yay! ^_^

I keep meaning to poke you and see if meeting up for hot chocolate is a thing that you would like to do - was basically waiting until

a) neither of us were contagious

b) I had the energy. ^_^
Monday, June 12th, 2017 04:18 pm (UTC)
(From the sound of what you've been writing for the past few days, it sounds like criterion b is a bit of a way from being met?)

Yeah. This may or may not have something to do with the fact that for two
and a half weeks, my dishwasher was broken (just got fixed today!)

Because none of the disposable plates/bowls sold in supermarkets are microwavable, and I can't cook from scratch due to fatigue, I have been living off of raw carrot and celery sticks with hummus; packets of chips (crisps); and hot chips for two and a half weeks... :(

(There was a loooong wait for a service call out to be available.)

Bu: I now have a working dishwasher, and ate some microwaved frozen meals featuring veges/beans/rice, so hopefully my energy will perk up soon-ish. ^_^

Will be in touch! ^_^
Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 04:46 am (UTC)
But good grief! What a wait for the repairs.

Yeah, I'm wondering if the Bosch receptionist lied about the next available appt. She got REALLY rude and snippy with me when I asked her to please slow down her speech and repeat herself (she was talking WAY too fast for me to follow), so it's not impossible.

Here's hoping your energy levels return to your personal "normal" within a reasonable timeframe.

Thank you! ^_^