[ Written 11 April, posted today — I’ll backdate later ]
What a gray, dismal day. Two days ago, it was 78°F here; now (in my “day off” — more on that in a bit), it’s in the low 40s, with a chill wind that makes things all the less pleasant. I wasn’t going to try and run under those conditions, I don’t have a running suit, just shorts and t-shirt.
Today was supposed to begin another 34-hour restart, but the office asked us to be ready to take a late run. If we get that, we’ll just kick off the restart tomorrow; if not, we’ll have used up most of our “relaxing time” without any actual relaxation. I devoted some of the day to getting myself fitted for new eyeglasses. My last pair was six years ago, and my corrected vision is now at 20/40 … which is functional, but not optimal. My right eye resists correction (it’s 20/40 without glasses), but my left can be brought up to 20/20, an improvement I’ll happily accept. The new lenses will also be reflection-resistant, which will help reduce headlight glare in night driving.
I got nearly a thousand words into my last segment for “Reversible Error” (sroni still has two to go), and have jotted down ideas for four more stories, plus refinements on three other fics already planned. I have so little spare time — if I’m not asleep, I’m mostly driving — I basically spend much of my day thinking about the things I’ll write if I ever get the chance. With taking another weekend off in April for drill with my Army Reserve unit, it’ll be into May before I finish my mandatory training; perhaps, once I’m out in a truck of my own, I’ll be able to carve out some time here and there to put words to paper.
We’ll see, we’ll see. Right now I just have to get through what’s in front of me.