Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[cancer] Riding the sleep train, looking for my lucky stop

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.

Tags: cancer, health, personal, tech

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