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[cancer] Riding the sleep train, looking for my lucky stop - Lakeshore
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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-12-07 05:25
Subject: [cancer] Riding the sleep train, looking for my lucky stop
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Tags:cancer, health, personal, tech
Yesterday was tough, thanks to that 1:30 am wakeup I never could go back to sleep from. So last night I took a Lorazepam at 5:30 and went lights out at 6:00 pm. Woke up about 4:30 this morning with a solid sleep behind me. The timing is, and feels, ridiculous, but it's quite clearly what my body needed. Otherwise I was on track for another miserable day.

The world wasn't particularly kind to me yesterday, either. I confirmed that my new MacBook Air got lost somewhere between the Apple shipping department and UPS. The missing package is now being 'investigated'. Meanwhile, I'm out $2,000 worth of hardware and nothing to show for it. It's not like Apple's going to ship me another one until they find out where the first one went. I get to pay the price for their process failure (or, I suppose, possibly warehouse theft). On the plus side, the MacBook Pro seems to be back in more or less working order.

At the same time, the heater guy who came by to do my annual maintenance informed me that the condensor is cracked in my heater, and the unit is too old to get parts for. Suddenly spending all that money on a new computer looks like a real bad idea. I'll be out another $2-3,000 in the next week or so. The joys of home ownership.

Having had a good night's sleep last night, I'm hoping for a bombshell-free day to go with it. Maybe all my bad luck got crammed into yesterday.

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mlerules
User: mlerules
Date: 2011-12-07 13:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Glad to hear the old 'puter's decided to play nice again. Sorry for bad sh!t though, but at least you're well-rested so're better able to deal w/it. *hugs* (And see ya' soon :-)
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cathshaffer
User: cathshaffer
Date: 2011-12-07 14:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Surely you don't think they're going to keep your money after failing to ship you a computer?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-12-07 14:21 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh, I will eventually get the computer. But they have my money and I have no computer, and they're not going to ship me another one until they figure out what happened to the first.
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cathshaffer
User: cathshaffer
Date: 2011-12-07 14:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
This is true. They will take all of the time they want to search for that missing computer, holding onto your cash the whole time. Stoopid corporations.

Same thing happened with my car, by the way. We chose a used Chevy Suburban from the dealer's network of vehicles. It was located in California and we got a great deal on it because the date was Oct. 2008. (Our minivan had chosen a propitious time for its final death throes. Best used car deals of the century!) The vehicle got shipped from its original location, and disappeared in transit, remaining un-trackable by the dealer until it arrived in Ann Arbor 15 days later, with no accounting of where it had been or what it had been up to.

When it arrived, we were amused to learn it was a repo vehicle that had been decked out with huge chrome rims and other cherry upgrades by its previous owner. It was definitely up to no good while it was missing.

I hope your Air shows up considerably sooner than 15 days.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-12-07 14:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I hope it doesn't show up with huge chrome rims! Heh. That's a funny story.
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cathshaffer
User: cathshaffer
Date: 2011-12-07 14:43 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
By the way, it seems some of your friends (who perhaps know you better than I do) believe you are the kind of person who would show up to someone's house nude in the middle of the night and help them smear a slurry of pureed pumpkin and gravel on their garden paving stones. Say it ain't so!

http://cathshaffer.livejournal.com/182480.html#comments
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2011-12-07 18:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm so sorry. I hope today behaves much, much better.
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doctorbabe
User: doctorbabe
Date: 2011-12-08 15:17 (UTC)
Subject: tax break
I'm not sure if they're still in effect, but there are some nice tax breaks available if you end up getting a high efficiency furnace. Keep an eye out for those when you do your taxes and you might get a nice chunk of change back.
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fledgist
User: fledgist
Date: 2011-12-09 00:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Out of all that, the sleep, at least, is good.

The furnace is not good at all at this time of year.
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