Here I am again. I know I have been pretty bad about writing updates, and worse about being able to check in on friends and see how everyone is doing.
I just can't seem to catch a break. Just when I think I'll be able to get back into a good routine centered around this, it never fails that something always happens to throw things into utter chaos. Murphey's Law.
Not complaining about it, just laughing at all the ironies and making note of much flailing and swearing that ensued. Imagine it in the comical sense of watching my spotty-stripe self run around flailing and maybe swearing in ancient Pictish or some Lovecraftian tongue.
First, my computer that is used for basically everything I do, from digital edits of images and video to crafty creative and social media related things like being able to browse Facebook or similar sites, to playing games like Skyrim, Fallout, and a handful of others that help me keep some semblance of my (in)sanity.... well, it started acting very weirdly months ago, freezing and hating on web browsing and programs.
It got worse and started randomly shutting down and restarting for no apparent reason. Right in the middle of me working. Lots of lost edits. Then just restarting no matter what I did, without warning. I posted more about it on Patrreon, so head there for that full story. Thankfully I fixed it. Which is why I can post now! Yay!
During the time that was happening, our AC broke. We were without air conditioning for a week. In 90F + heat. Those sorts of conditions are pretty miserable for normal people.
My health problems and faulty autonomic system not regulating body temperature right, made it gazillions and trillions times worse. I was overheating like nobody's business.
It made me real sick and triggered flairups of epic proportions. Bless my amazing aunt for covering the cost of repair and small portable AC unit till we could fight with the warranty people.
I glued myself in front of the window unit and stayed in one spot, with only the little portable AC to cool the entire house. I barely managed to avoid a trip to the ER from heat stroke.
I was pretty delirious during that time, but I remember thinking it was funny that all the animals were huddled in the room by the portable AC trying to stay cool. The rest of the house was an oven.
Near the end of that ordeal, our dishwasher started leaking water all over the kitchen floor. Thank goodness we didn't start it as we were going to bed. I heard the water from the other room. I actually thought it was one of the cats or dogs drinking, and went to investigate because it sounded weird. Much flailing and spazzing followed as I went grabbing for towels to soak up the water. We're still waiting to have an extra $75 to get that fixed. Put down a drip pan right against the leaking edge to catch any water for the time being.
Now that I am not melting into a puddle and my computer is behaving itself again, I will be getting back around the catch-up game. Apologies for masses of responses, comments, etc. that you might get from me at one time.
Hope everyone is well and look forward to catching up.