It has been 150 days since the event started.
Since being placed on furlough I have been thoroughly enjoying myself, thankfully no one in my immediate circle of friends, family or my girl have shuffled off the mortal coil. I normally work a permanent night shift so waking up after a nights sleep is epic, loving the normal sleep pattern. So I have been starting my days by sitting myself down on the door step in my dressing gown, cup of tea/cigarette in hand and I marvel at the stillness. These are moments when I think, are people are still eating bat? I wonder if like the vegetarian alternatives to meat has a company starting working on an alternative to bat. Personally I have to admit to never thinking that a bat was anything else than a poor, troubled cousin to a bird never mind a meal. My thoughts and prayers are with you if your going gold turkey.
I was dead for millions of years before I was born and it never inconvenienced me a bit.
I accepted my mortality very early on in life but took me a lot longer to start making the most of life. Thank god I am not on Twitter any more, that and Facebook must be terrible at the moment. So being free from the distraction, misinformation, conspiracies, exaggerated and self-indulgent feelings means I can concentrate on my priorities. With these people who I hold dear safe and sound I can spend my time being productive, I have even made a to-do list.
- Convert an electric cooker into a garden incinerator
- Modify a Thermaltake Versa H18 computer case
- Move half a ton of stones to around the pond.
- Make a saw horse for cutting fire wood
- Get the brush cutter running better
- Move building bricks and blocks
- Tidy and clear the pond
- Get my step count up
- Sign up to Spotify
- Move scaffolding
- Eat less bat
Things still to do
- Fix the ridge tiles and fix the roof of the house
- Move half a ton of stones into the garden
- Dismantle Scaffolding and move that
- Learn a new programming language
- Listen to more short wave radio
- Sort my electronics scrap pile
- Update my curriculum vitae
- Build two more websites
- Keep my step count up
- Create lots of sexy art
- Scan all my art again
- Finish this website
- More Gardening
- Read more
Part of my routine has been listening to podcasts again when I have run out of puff from the constant and ongoing battle with the garden, very relaxing. I used to listen religiously during the small hours at work but lost my way over a year ago when I went from working by myself, to having company. The same unfortunate pattern occurred again it came to reading and drawing as well. When the dust settles on current events I will be returning to what worked best for me on my shift, although ultimately I want to move on to another exciting opportunity by the end of the year. Anyway, I had a little splurge on a BluDento Bluetooth receiver for better sound which is also handy for software-defined radio (SDR). Since my desktop failed last month I have been using my ThinkPad laptop but I have already started to order the parts for a new desktop. All this of course feeds my inner nerd who has been neglected for a while.
Oh and welcome to my journal, maybe should have made of this being the first post.