2017-01-06

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2017-01-06 06:22 pm

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Apparently, I've been so terrible about logging in to DW that I've forgotten my password. I'm writing this update in a wordpad window because my IP is temporarily blocked.

I apologise to anyone who has been concerned about my silence. It's been a stressful, um, couple of years, so I keep being too overwhelmed by everything to keep up with my reading list, and then I feel guilty and don't update, and...

... if nothing else, I have nothing to remind me of what's actually been happening. I traditionally also use DW as a diary, after all.

The last couple of years have sucked, though. "Was sick." Who wants to remember?

I'm finally a bit less sick, though. And I even had a good Christmas for once - I went down to the farm with [personal profile] velithya and [personal profile] myfyr. [personal profile] myfyr's brother taught me to drive a tractor and use the hydraulic forks to shift a hay bale. That was pretty cool.

Yesterday I was doing research to buy a new bed, because my bed is currently held up by stacks of books and the fact that another, smaller bed is stored under it, and is still bordering on outright collapse.

It is amazing how many businesses still, to this day, have terrible terrible websites. Having a bad website can lose you business! If I try to look at your website and it is sufficiently terrible I kind of assume you're incompetent. Alternatively, if your website promises me you have a "huge range" and I click on it and then it tells me that my product search returned zero examples, that is also unhelpful enough that I will look elsewhere.

(Seriously. "Check out our huge range of beds!" I click the Beds link. Zero results. That is not a huge range.)

In the end, I ordered one yesterday from a Perth company that manufactures their own beds in jarrah with a nice, pleasingly minimalist aesthetic. Their prices are surprisingly reasonable for such things and they seemed very nice. (Brett's Beds and Futons in Malaga, if anyone cares.)