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I am going into my office today for the first time since November. I'm a real worker!

I probably won't go back for another fre months, they're starting construction next week.

Book rec time! I just finished reading _Legends & Lattes_. by Travis Baldree. It's basically as if, after playing a D&D campaign for a year or two, he decided to write a coffeeshop AU about his character instead. It's low-stakes and cheery and they invent croissants, so what's not to love?

I like going to the park for morning weapons practice, but ow, my shoulders hurt now.

Also, it then turned out I didn't have a replacement bulb anyway, so I got to sweep up glass while holding a flashlight with the other hand.

All clean and new lightbulb in today, but oy, what a mess.

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Last night, the light bulb in the laundry went out, so I took it out to replace it. I then dropped it and it shattered.

It's very hard to clean up broken glass without any light.

My face is no longer numb from today's dental work, so now it just feels like someone punched me in the jaw yesterday.

Weekend update: my wife is feeling better, but on Christmas Day my younger son developed a cough and fever. He went into isolation with my wife and tested positive yesterday.

So far: COVID - 2, Healthy - 2, so it's a tie, but a scary one.

Oldest son and I are masking at home and trying to distance a bit (he's a teen so this is no trouble for him).

Stay safe and get your boosters, people.

And today my youngest son woke up with a fever and a sore throat. He's gone into covid isolation with my wife, my other son and I are wearing masks all day.

Hopefully this will be over soon?

My wife tested positive for covid the other day, so she is now isolating in our basement. Which means I am taking care of myself and both kids, and sending her meals and generally worrying.

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Describing git as "a thin wrapper around scp and diff" just to annoy people

Today I passed the test of the gom jabbar: I didn't bite the dental hygienist's fingers, not even once.

I need coffee before I go deal with my basement.

Mmm, flash flood emergency, which means my basement is now flooding. I just went and moved what I could to high ground, tomorrow will be a lot of cleaning. Again.

negative brain spiral 

I was reminded this morning that self-assessments are due at work today.

So I am now assessing myself.

Which reminds me how little I feel I've accomplished in the last six months.

Which leads me to avoidantly _not_ doing my self-assessment.

Except it's due tonight so I feel worse about not working on it.

So now I am in a negative brain spiral and tooting at y'all to try and get myself back on track.

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AND I get to hire a software curation specialist at NYU as a part of this work! Taking applications now:

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Dear mutuals who are on

Please, find a better instance. You wonderful few individuals are the only reason I haven't defedded from M.S due to its apparent lack of moderation.

I probably will be doing that anyway, I just don't know when I'll reach the "one straw too many" point.

Good news, I figured how to put most of the work of this release back on the users who are requesting changes, rather than doing everything myself.

My week just got a bit less stressful.

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