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I need to take better care of myself

I mean things like getting haircuts, getting massages, buying new shoes when the old ones start falling apart, and getting enough sleep. I’m pretty good about eating and taking showers, not so much on other things. Especially on things that cost money, my poverty reflexes seem to kick in when I try to buy things that wear out. I just bought two hats to replace the sun hat that is falling to pieces on my head, and clicking that Buy button felt like I was carrying a 50 pound (22 Kg) weight on my hand. Paying for a new HVAC was terrible, but you can’t live in TX without AC in a house not built for cross-ventilation. It will literally kill you.

Anyway, I’m going to get shoes and a massage now, y’all peace out.


For a smart guy I do a lot of stupid things

OK I’m semi laid up again because I hurt my foot in a stupid way. I just got the new shoes and I went for a couple of walks with them. It turns out the new shoes don’t have the same room in the toebox as the old shoes in spite of the new shoes being a half-size larger, and I need to get my toes done again. Anyway what happened is I went a bit too far walking with long toenails and they rubbed on the inside of the shoe and pulled up on the toenail. This is as you might imagine very uncomfortable to say the least. I’m not bedridden, but walking outside the house is limited to what I can do barefoot. So basically I can get the mail and take out the trash and recycling, and that’s about it.

Still haven’t gotten any of the right kind of junk mail so the scale mockup is stalled for lack of materials. Ain’t that the story of my life? Lots of projects, most stalled because of lack of some part or tool or at the base of it all money. I really need to win the lottery just so I can get my projects finished.

And I’m going to put my foot up now because sitting makes my toes hurt.