Between roughly March and mid-October, I was shuffling from the homes of friends* to relatives' and back again, spending half a week in either so as not to wear out my welcome, and heading out to Leavenworth (location of free housing, far from doctors & therapists) when I couldn't manage one of the transitions. It was exhausting and left me in a constant state of social overextension.

I am presently approaching the end of week 4 of 5 on a sublease and am finally, every so often, starting to have a spoon to spare. Of course, after this, I'll be right back to what's become the ordinary grind. That will last for a week and a half, then at the end of the month I'm off to visit [personal profile] premchaia_pre4 for a couple of weeks. That will be nice.

* 95% [personal profile] kistaro, to whom I remain endlessly grateful.
Recovery day at a relative's house in the greater Seattle area (approx. Bellevue). We'll be spending Shabbat here, then heading out to the boonies Ski-landia on Sunday. Likely to be scarce online until arrival, because local wifi is recalcitrant.

Spent much of the afternoon with the Sibley Guide to Birds, trying to ID little brown fluttery critters. (Of note: the local "Oregon chickadee" is a variety of dark-eyed junco. For some reason, the local nuthatches tend to have one or more white seams between regions of color.)
403: Caffiene molecule in yellow and blue. (Caffiene)
( Aug. 21st, 2015 02:00 am)
Have arrived at my in-laws' house. Taking a bit of time to snack and recover brains, because doing that 'bed' thing in a new place requires setup. Mostly flailing at CPAP devices, because there's never a power outlet or a shelf quite where you need them.
403: Listen to the song of the paper cranes... (Cranesong)
( Aug. 20th, 2015 03:44 am)
Spent Wednesday doing ALL the laundry, and packing my share of it. This evening [ profile] zeightyfiv and I fly out to Seattle, where we'll arrive in the small hours of tomorrow morning. Going to be there visiting family until 9/6. If you'd care to have lunch/tea/blackberry picking/alien invasion with us, do please get in touch. :)

Coordinating to meet is going to be extra-awkward for a bit. I lost my phone on Monday, and until it's replaced, can't receive calls (mostly) or text messages (at all). Z hacked together a Frankenphone for me that can make outgoing calls, but it's barely more useful than a dumb landline. Please use IM or e-mail for all contact until otherwise noted.
403: Cheerful-looking octopus. (Hapalochlaena lunulata)
( Jul. 2nd, 2013 04:39 pm)
Flights were somewhat crazy due to the airline rearranging us on very short notice. DFW was nuts due to construction and highly asthma-aggravating. We arrived in Seattle just about on our original timetable, though. It's a measure of how run-down I was feeling that I was in better shape disembarking at SEA than I initially was boarding at BOS.

I've slept ~13h so far today, and it's glorious. There'll be more where that came from.

So, Seattlites! I'm here until the 18th and free from the 9th - 17th. Drop me a line if you want to have lunch or something. :)
[ profile] zeightyfiv and I fly out to Seattle in a single-digit number of hours. He's got some sort of stomach bug, which has knocked him flat and left me responsible for ~2/3 of the setup that needs to be arranged before we depart. In the past two days, the longest continuous period of sleep I've had was three hours, and it ended at noon today.

As soon as we board the airplane I'm going to wrap myself in a shawl, pull my head under it, use my crochet bag as a pillow, and not come out until the plane lands.

Oh, right. This past Tuesday, final X-rays showed that I'd healed enough to resume full normal activity. If I was still having trouble walking, we'd already be SOL.
After ~24h in transit, I'm home. It's a good feeling.

Going to fall over now.
403: Spiral of black and white stones, on a go board. (Spiral)
( Dec. 26th, 2011 06:45 pm)
12h from now, I'll be on my way to JFK, and thence to Israel. Not taking my laptop, but I expect to have occasional wifi access via the Kindle. Supposedly, my phone will also work in parts of the country with appropriate coverage.

Hope you all are having good holidays, whatever it is that you celebrate.
403: Reduce - Reuse - Reanimate (Reduce - Reuse - Reanimate)
( Nov. 29th, 2011 03:17 pm)
Visiting places is great. Traveling to and from them is awful by any method.

Haven't been home yet. Since I have an evening class, [personal profile] zeightyfiv suggested that we nap on the couches at his office rather than dragging all the way home. Was a good idea.
403: Fractal of nested rainbow curves. (Edges)
( Nov. 27th, 2011 11:14 pm)
This afternoon, [ profile] zeightyfiv and I had lunch with [personal profile] goldkin and [personal profile] blackvoiddragon at Solsticio, which was fun. The restaurant is worth going back to, as well.

I developed a migraine on the way home and have spent pretty much all of the evening trying to wait it out. (I suspect that traffic blinkenlights were the trigger, but can't be certain.) The discovery of the day has been that, at least in the later stages, I can drown out the skull-splitting headache with a sufficiently warm hot pack. It's still uncomfortable, but a qualitatively more tolerable kind of discomfort.
403: Reduce - Reuse - Reanimate (Reduce - Reuse - Reanimate)
( Nov. 24th, 2011 03:17 am)
Safely at home in Seattle. Falling over, now.
Connecting flight is delayed due to weather. We don't have a plane yet.

I'm not even going to ask if we're having fun.
403: Spiral of black and white stones, on a go board. (Spiral)
( Nov. 22nd, 2011 04:46 pm)
I'll be in Seattle from 11/24 - 11/28. Anyone want to get together for lunch or something while I'm out there?
403: Cheerful-looking octopus. (Hapalochlaena lunulata)
( Oct. 19th, 2011 12:47 pm)
I'm going this winter break. Yay!
You will get lost on the way in. And then again on the way out.
Link: Rinderpest (species-jumping cow measles from hell) has been eradicated. It's only the second disease in the world to be declared dead.

News: Friends' wedding went well. Couldn't hear ourselves think over the band. Stayed up too late, then got up early for the send-off breakfast. Getting ready to drive back to the airport in Milwaukee. There's a chance that we may get stuck at the airport again.
403: Photo of a cat-sized goat kid, climbing on a car. (Goats on a Car)
( Jun. 21st, 2011 07:51 pm)
[ profile] zeightyfiv and I are heading to Milwaukee for the wedding of two friends. At the moment, we've gotten an extra 1.5h and counting of layover in Baltimore, due to the weather just west of here. They let us off the plane after the first hour. ~30min until the pilots get another update from air traffic control.


ETA 21:09: "The path that this particular aircraft is scheduled to travel remains closed due to the weather." The plane needs to go to our destination, so they're not going to cancel the flight. We all just wait until the weather permits us to go somewhere.

ETA: 23:50 Central time: On the ground in Milwaukee. Landed about an hour ago. About five minutes after the last update, they told us to get on the plane ASAP 'cause we'd been given clearance to depart. Turbulent ride, even including the detour into Canada to avoid the main area of the storm.
403: Photo of a cat-sized goat kid, climbing on a car. (Goats on a Car)
( May. 31st, 2011 01:33 am)
Went to visit some neo-hippie friends near Albany, over the weekend. Goats climbed our rental car. (The car in the icon isn't ours, but the same goats were involved.) [ profile] zeightyfiv and I determined that neither of us is allergic to chickens or goats. Am reconsidering cost/benefit of ducks after being reminded about their lack of personal cleanliness. Couldn't take any of the above critters home with us anyway. Did get about 2doz fresh eggs.

Had a great time. Falling over, now.
403: Caffiene molecule in yellow and blue. (Caffiene)
( Jan. 20th, 2011 12:20 am)
Thanks to the airplane, I now have a *really* strong interest in what kind of chiropractic care my health plan will cover.

More later.
Why did I decide to travel, again?

22:37: ETA: I'm not sure whether (promotional) free in-flight wifi is adequate compensation for being in the front-most row of coach seating, on both flights. But it's better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.


403: Listen to the song of the paper cranes... (Default)


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