The good: I just realized that with all the stuff I did yesterday
and the additional handicap of doing it starting too early and on too
litle sleep, I managed it without needing to take codeine, and with
only my ordinary daily dose of Ultram & ibuprofen.
The bad: today I feel utterly craptastic despite having
caught up on sleep. My planned short grocery run today is hereby
postponed. As is just about everything else under consideration for
today. I'll maybe watch some of the television I slept through last
night (if I decide that I can bear being exposed to the traffic noise
from outside without earplugs), poke haphazardly at a PHP thingie I'm
toying with, try to remember what email seemed so urgent to deal with
today when I was thinking about it last night, and rest.
Maybe I'll be in shape to do the fun things I wanted to do tomorrow
by tomorrow if I let my body catch up this evening.
Still, being able to get through as much of yesterday as I did
before I fell over is something.
The power steering fluid is still leaking, but I think I managed
to slow it down a little. I'll know better after another day or so
of watching it. At least the 'stuttering" of the power assist when
making turns at low speed has gone away (though the "mushiness" at
high speeds is not related).
I'm getting tired of having half a car. I can drive to the
grocery store, so it's not as bad as the time I've had to lug
groceries home in a backppack, but I'm still stuck when it comes
to anything far enough away to make me nervous about breaking
down, or for which there's no reasonable alternative to highways
where the minimum safe speed is higher than the "feels unstable"
speed of my car right now. Which means any of the rehearsals
lately, at least one upcoming gig, visiting anniemal,
and most social stuff. And my selection of stores to shop at is
limited by this as well.
Thing is, even when the insurance stuff finally does get sorted
out, I don't know whether I'll be any better off. With a $250
deductible on uninsured-motorist claims, I'm not sure how I'll
be able to afford to repair/replace my car even after I get the
In the meantime, I patiently move the car from one side of the
street to the other and back twice a week...
I had some strange dreams last night and this morning. In
one, I was helping an older me balance our checkbook by carefully
frying receipts in vegetable oil, while a younger me asked