XplosivBadger Journal

Welcome survivor

It has been 150 days since the event started.

A pattern left my the retreating tide on sand

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.

Mark Twain

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.

Things done

  • 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
  • Gardening

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.

Written by Paul on April 15, 2020 | Posted on April 27, 2020 - #MyFavouriteSoap


Paul Henderson

A photo of Paul Henderson

A 45 year old man from the Highlands of Scotland doing creative things that make him happy and also to keep the rust out.


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