Learned today that on Wed., Mar. 25th at 9am I am going to move back to my apartment. The movers will take care of getting me packed up and ready.
That means I’ll be able to get out and do things. Like go to the bank and check on my account. And go to the park and get some sun. And, with any luck, prepare meals. And visit Tamara when she’s ready.
Of course it may mean a case of TF (Trump Flu), but them’s the risks you take.
I need to get out. I need to meet people and to take care of things. But will society let me? Fat chance.
What with society as a whole having a tizzy about the latest round of chest colds of course I’m not going to get out. It’s like we’re all now a bunch of 4 year olds afflicted with a round of the sniffles and coughs with attendant bronchitis. Think bronchitis is a minor disease? Forget you. I have chronic bronchitis and it can be a peril to your life. So look up “bronchitis” and “bronchitis treatments” and start applying them already.
It’s struck me that what we’re going through right now is a chest cold pandemic. After all it is caused by a cold virus, which is what a corona-virus is, and often the symptoms of covid19 can be mistaken for a cold. And note that chest colds can be serious, often leading to bronchitis and pneumonia. And, they can reoccur. So what it comes down to is, people are getting what amounts to nasty chest colds, and chest colds with complications in a wave that is overwhelming people.
Fortunately there are treatments for chest colds. Let’s start with the old Jewish Penicillin, chicken soup. There’s also vitamin c and zinc the last I’ve heard. Most importantly, you need to make sure you can breathe. So make sure your lungs are clear and that a condition such as asthma or emphysema isn’t a part of it.
And here I’m supposed to move back into my apartment. Thing is, I can’t stay here. I can’t get food delivered, I can’t even make it to the store. I can only hope I get moved back into 1830 4th ave again and the local housing commission decides the move is save enough.
Meantime Mexico doesn’t appear to be reacting strong to C19, but it is early there and things could change.
Anyway, I may be here even longer, but I certainly hope not.
The event was getting my urethral stent removed. I got to watch through a camera, and the process went neat and simple. In addition, other than a short bout of bleeding I really haven’t had any. Of course I now get to have an ultra sound and do 24 hours of urine collection so they can check into other things.
The lesson had to do with my moving date. According to the latest source I’m moving back into my apartment by Wed. the 25th. Maybe earlier, or it may be a day later, but at the very least I go back home on Thur. 26th.
Overall I’m feeling a lot better and now that I have some energy I’ll be able to get back into doing things. Health is a marvelous thing and not to be treated with callous indifference.
Stuff Pence, get tested for Covid 19. Why? Because even those not exhibiting symptoms can have the virus, even those not exhibiting symptoms can be contagious. Better to make sure you don’t have so you can self-isolate and waiting out the fortnight. These is not something you can just assume certain things about, assume the worst, act on that assumption, and get tested.
I’ve added more on the chapter on personae in Infinite Adventures, with any luck I will be done. I must say, having my kidneys dealt with has made a huge difference.
Though I must inform my audience that just how I’ve decided to handle the matters of Inner Beauty and Inner Ugliness is rather different than how Gary decided to do it. In my case I’ve decided to let how the player handles his Persona and how the others in the group react to it handle matters. And how the guide handles a matter such as Inner Ugliness/Beauty among his Personae his business. in addition, keep in mind that someone known to have a rotten personality isn’t always going to get a bad reaction, as witness the latest President of the United States.
But in general I think I’m doing well, and I should soon have matters such as handedness and general information dealt with. The final matter will be the mechanics on wealth. which will in large part determine personal wealth and give the player some idea just what SEC his Persona belongs to. (And I know I need to reword that, I’m just too tired to be coherent at the moment.)
And that is change. Oh, not change entirely, but rather the sort of change that upsets the apple cart and leaves us at sea. What are we getting now? The sort of change that leaves us floating at sea with weights on our feet and starving sharks nibbling at our toes. And to be honest with you, all sharks are starving.
We like change, when we can handle it. Change we can’t handle, or think we can’t handle, we abhor. But the world doesn’t care about what we like, it will send change we are certain we can’t deal with. We can’t deal with it, we die. To correct a saying; not only will God inflict matters on you you can’t handle, he’ll giggle maniacally. while watching you flounder about. As God will put it to Satan at the end of time, “Not only was I 10,000 times more evil than you, I cheated at whist.”
The crud is nothing new. We’ve had occasions before this, and we will have occasions afterwords. We’ve had the Black Death, We’ve had measles, smallpox, diphtheria, and typhus. Ethnic cleansing goes back to ancient times, and racial purity has wrecked communities since the day before the beginning. If anything the crud is a rather mild thing, and will most likely just upend matters and lead to the hidebound to wrack and ruin. It won’t kill us, just make us wish we were dead.
And our descendants will look back at this time and ask themselves, “We’re children of that?” And then they will conclude, “Thank God we are not as they.”
The storm will pass, the flood will abate. But before then a ton of shit will come down upon us and leave muck and wreckage in it’s wake. So hunker down, remember to laugh, and don’t let the seers of despair make you seek out extinction.
On the matter of the Gutenberg Editor, do we need to scatter stuff in all directions? Why don’t we consolidate everything into one “block” and stop confusing people. You know, much as is done with other on-line editors? I mean, if you want a page builder than do it as a page builder. You want an editor do it as an editor.