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01 November 2015 @ 08:31 pm
dear god, it’s november  

This year has just…gone. Poof. Fweh. Zoom. I honestly don’t feel like I’ve ever fully recovered from moving. Possibly because the last dozen or whatever boxes still aren’t dealt with. I just need another bookshelf, at this point, and I don’t have one. #sigh Anyway.

I have so many things to do. My daily Thinks To Do List looks like this, every day all month:

– write 2k on REDEEMER (ie, nanowrimo)
revise (or proof) 50 pages on one of 3 different projects 50 pages : proofed
clean a room (thanksgiving is coming) kitchen : sparkling

…somehow that doesn’t look as horrible as it seems, but revising something and writing something else at the same time is not in my natural skill set…

Anyway, yeah, so I’m basically Nanowrimoing, although I don’t think I’ll use the site this year. I’m having a hard enough time keeping up on blogging, nevermind adding another place to go daily. @.@

Speaking of still-packed boxes, Ted found my coloring books! I’m going to try to spend half an hour every evening coloring, too, because they say it’s practically like meditation and that’d be good for me. @.@ And…yeah. Just a lot is happening.

Oh, God, I wangsted about it on FB and Twitter but I haven’t posted here. My laptop has started making Alarming Clunking Noises, and told me to back everything up and contact the manufacturer to see if I needed to repair or to replace the hard drive. I got the music and my downloads folder and my bookmarks backed up, and I work out of Dropbox anyway, so if it suddenly totally just dies I’ll probably be okay, but I’d really rather not need to buy a new laptop, uh, well, at all. I’d *like* to get a ridiculously large all-in-one screen for my desktop and a tablet-with-keyboard for remote working, but we’re talking several thousand euro worth of tech lust there, which is profoundly impractical. Failing that, until the unlikely time I can afford a big all-in-one, a higher-end tabtop that has enough USB ports to plug my keyboard etc in to and is still light enough for me to carry around practically…is also too expensive. :) So let’s hope the laptop clunks along a while longer. :}

Anyway, I started this blog post like 11 hours ago and I’ve proofed my pages and cleaned a room, so now I’m going to actually, IDK, post it, and go try to get my NNWM words in.

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

 
 
 
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kitmizkit on November 1st, 2015 10:02 pm (UTC)
That's actually exactly what I started toonowrimo for in the first place, thousands of years ago. :)
Geek of Weird Shit: statlerwaldorfgows on November 1st, 2015 10:08 pm (UTC)
Clever girl!
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kitmizkit on November 1st, 2015 10:35 pm (UTC)
i think that's a GREAT idea. :)
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kitmizkit on November 1st, 2015 10:40 pm (UTC)
done!
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guppiecatguppiecat on November 1st, 2015 09:08 pm (UTC)
If your laptop dies, there are many better ways to fix/replace it than the normal methods.

I don't know about shipping to Ireland, but in the US, CDW, Dell, and Amazon all have "warehouse" specials that are a mix of refurbs, ordered-but-not-delivered, and clearance models that are great for everything except gaming laptops. You can usually save 20% to 50% off the cost of "new".
kitmizkit on November 1st, 2015 10:05 pm (UTC)
Shipping to Ireland from the US incurs a 23% tax on that sort of item, so that might not be very useful. That said, I have no idea at all how I would go about trying to find that kind of thing *within* Ireland, but if I can figure it out I'll try looking at that, because that would be better! :)
Geek of Weird Shit: statlerwaldorfgows on November 1st, 2015 10:09 pm (UTC)
Or, y'know, I suppose you could try shipping it to one of your American friends and have them send it to you.

(Or would they still wind up taxing it?)
kitmizkit on November 1st, 2015 10:16 pm (UTC)
There's a chance it'll come through without being inspected, sure, if a person lies about the contents, but the weight might make them look anyway, who knows :)
Geek of Weird Shit: statlerwaldorfgows on November 1st, 2015 10:23 pm (UTC)
LOTS OF CHOCOLATE CHIPS! :D
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Laura Anne Gilmansuricattus on November 1st, 2015 11:34 pm (UTC)
I'm revising/clearing the decks for NaNoRevMo, but will hopefully be able to put the accountability check-in to good use...


(and I am SO with you there re: new tech. I'm hoping replacing the hard drive with a new SSD will give me another year, but I've been hesitating switching it out because what it that is what kills it dead?
Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on November 2nd, 2015 01:45 am (UTC)
I'm not doing formal NaNo this year either, but I have to write about 50K on the current WIP by the end of the month if possible, so I'm going to be doing an unofficial one. (The book is due December 1 and is at 36K. I'm going to be late for the first time ever, but I'm aiming at "not as horribly late as it looked like I was going to be." Gah.)

Do you have a reliable local geek place that fixes computers? My local one also sells on refurbed machines that they guarantee. I just got an almost-new Lenovo ultrabook for way less than I would have paid new. (Mind you, I'm still typing on the old laptop because...well, because.)
Alix (Tersa): Arnold--contemplative (tersa)tersa on November 2nd, 2015 05:58 pm (UTC)
Ted found my coloring books! I’m going to try to spend half an hour every evening coloring, too, because they say it’s practically like meditation and that’d be good for me. @.@ And…yeah. Just a lot is happening.

Woot!

I bought some nice shiny new pencils for the one I fell into...and then haven't done anything with it yet. Maybe I ought to follow your example and carve a half hour out every night to do it, like, right before bed or something.

Ohm.