I’ve been up for about three hours, and I haven’t been able to get rid of my headache. I had it when I woke at 4:00 this morning. I slept more and reasonably soundly, but I’ve still got the dratted thing. I’ve taken Amerge and (just now) naproxen. I’ve had food and coffee both. I’m not sure what to do at this point.
My laptop may be on the verge of breaking down. The left side is heating up to the point that touching it is uncomfortable. It will cool down when I close things down for a while, but even just typing something like this will get it heating up again. Scott’s pretty unhappy about this because he can’t understand why my laptops don’t last as well as his. It’s probably because I’m using the stupid things for about fifteen hours a day every day.
I just bought a new CD, and my CD drive won’t read it. I had the same CD from the library, and that played fine. I’ll have to complain to Amazon and figure out how to return this one. I’m pretty sure it’s the CD rather than my laptop because I played another CD two minutes before I put this one in. I suppose I should try to get my laptop to cool down and try one more time. I need to shower anyway, and that should be long enough.
I did more writing yesterday, about 3000 new words, and some editing. The new words were on a completely different project that I’d had sitting around untouched for months, and I’m a little frustrated with them. I think this is where the story needs to go, but it’s not at all where I meant for it to go. This is why I will never, ever sign up for a gift exchange that’s pairing focused. I’m too likely to end up writing about how a particular couple doesn’t work immediately than about how happy they are which isn’t terrible if I’m writing for me or if that’s what the recipient wants, but many people don’t want that.
There was a major and very public shakeup at Scott’s work yesterday that ended with his supervisor having all of his authority removed and given to someone else. The supervisor still has the title and the paycheck, but he’s no longer making any decisions at all. His immediate supervisor will be doing it instead. They did this at the weekly after shift meeting without warning the supervisor that it was coming. Scott’s pretty sure that nobody’s got any actual plan for fixing the things that are wrong. He’s also fairly sure that the shit isn’t going to hit him and his coworkers. I’m less optimistic about that, but I also have a much less thorough understanding of how that division is structured and of what they actually do.
At any rate, the after shift meeting ran very long, a bit more than two hours. Scott had to drive home through rush hour traffic, so it took twice as long as normal. We ended up getting pizza (I ordered. Scott picked up) because Scott needed a treat. We had adequate leftovers, but he wanted some comfort food.
We’re not sure yet what the weekend is going to look like. Scott’s scheduled for 3 a.m. to 7 a.m. tomorrow, and he might end up stuck until 3 p.m. I’m hoping not because we’ve got a lot of things we need/want to do. Cordelia and I need haircuts (I tried to talk Cordelia into taking the bus with me to do that, but she balked). We might need to get someone to look at my laptop. Scott needs to see about upgrading his phone and passing the old one to Cordelia. That will be a little complicated because his old phone is an iPhone while Cordelia’s old one is an android. Then there’s the grocery shopping and the library. Oh, and Cordelia needs new gym shoes because they won’t let her wear shoes that have ever been worn anywhere but in gym. There was something else she needed, too, that she and I talked about looking for at the same time, but I can’t actually remember what it was.
We could do all of that on Sunday, but it would mean that we wouldn’t stop moving all day. Also, that I’d probably have to make some sort of detailed plan as to the order we’d do things in. Hm. Scott could do the groceries while Cordelia and I got our hair trimmed. Kroger is across the street from the place where we go for hair stuff. The Verizon store is on the way to Target which is probably still the best bet for gym shoes for Cordelia. The Apple store is in Briarwood which is far from anything else we need to do, and I don’t know if that’s what we need anyway. The library is also not near anything else but could, in theory, be a stop on the way to Briarwood or on the way back. I’ll have to look up hours for everything as the only one I know the hours for is the library.