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([personal profile] atolnon Jun. 27th, 2017 08:53 am)
I end up splitting my journal entries a fair amount, so I realized that my posting's been a little sparse here. Things just haven't been that exciting, to be honest, which is definitely how I prefer it for a little while. Kay's still putting long hours of work in at the office, and I'm doing sort of the very same thing here. That's not likely to change much in the near future. The hours suck, the overtime's good.

I've got a dentist's appointment in a few hours. One of the good things about getting up really early on weekdays is that if you've got somewhere to go, you've already been up all damn morning. I kind of hate driving anywhere since the accident, because my car looks like shit. It drives fine, you know? But there was some hail damage on the hood I was hoping to eventually get fixed, and then some knucklehead put something on my hood - it looks like caramel? I have no idea. You'd think it'd dissolve over time if it was, but this shit just sits there, and it seems to be impervious to water or efforts to wipe it away with a towel. Anything short of harsh chemicals seems unlikely to work, which makes me figure it was vandalism of some sort. Between that and the large dent in the ass-end of my car, it's demoralizing. Lots of people drive around with dinged up cars and I don't think anything less of them for it, but it sucks for the driver.

I've gotten the scheduling and ordering of housework down pretty well - when the laundry and dishes need to be run and when they can't, when it's a good time to sweep and mop based on cat activity, when food needs to be prepared and how long it'll take to clean up, etc. I would have preferred to do a kind of strict 9-5 schedule, but that's not really the clock a house runs on, so you find yourself taking your rec time in weird places. 9 AM, 3 PM, 8 PM, these are pretty common. Neither of us did 'housework' as our primary task, so we'd split it up and do it whenever, which mostly worked. If you do it all by yourself, you have to get into a schedule for it. I haven't actually clocked how long it takes to do, but it feels like a large part of my day is devoted to making sure it gets taken care of.

So, that's kind of what I mean. It's not exactly interesting even to me, but it takes up a lot of my time, and getting it done consistently and correctly, without exhausting me and requiring a lot of re-work has taken a pretty good amount of my energy. Like any other job you commit to doing in an organized way, it takes time to get good at it, even if you understand the constituent parts of it pretty well already. I'm still writing a page per day, which has been going well. My writing's bad - at least as an aggregate - but I think worrying about quality is common, and I haven't written fiction consistently in a long time, so I consider this practice as well as drafting.
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