As usual of late, the title of my journal entry is a movie quote. Who said it? When? Where?
And here are Matthew McAndrews’ Modem Problems comics for the week:
Health and well-being: Well, this week has been a very strange one. As mentioned in last week’s entry, Mhari was discharged from the hospital a week ago today. Since that time, every 6 hours we do an IV infusion of the special antibiotics that she has to have through this coming Sunday. There have been many ‘adventures’ during this time, what with a pump that was extra balky, and filters that clogged to easy, and, of course, human error causing one filter to burst due to my forgetting to unclamp the end before priming the line. Luckily that last event happened before the line was ever connected to Mhari, and only resulted in the need to change the filter and lots of embarrassment and self-condemnation on my part.
Add to the above the fact that ever 6 hours means Midnight, 6am, Noon and 6pm. Meaning that we both wait to go to bed until after the Midnight infusion, and get woke up about 5 hours later, as an infusion takes 30 mins, and there is about 10+ mins of prep to go through before you can start.
Luckily my boss at work is being very understanding, as is HIS boss. I have been working from home all week, and took Thursday and today as Family Sick Leave to get a little more rest. (5 hours, infuse, 2 hours, wake for work does not make for a happy Jethric.)
The infusions will end with the noon one this coming Sunday. And we are both looking forward to it.
Eve Online: My characters are making progress. Luckily that doesn’t need a lot of actually playing the game other than to sign in and change what they are learning as the finish learning something else. A program called EveMon does the checking for me and lets me know when a character needs attention.
Other than that, I’ve done a lot of mining with one character, and a few missions here and there with the other two. Eve makes for something ‘mindless’ I can do while trying to stay up for the midnight infusion.
Lord of the Rings Online: This has been another MMO that is being good for playing while Mhari is having her infusion. As I don’t really care what happens to my character there, I leave him standing in the middle of fields or the road, and sometimes even in the middle of combat. It gives me something to do while waiting to go to bed or back to bed.
City of Heroes/Villains: Issue 11 is LIVE! This means I made a couple of new characters (Fremont Slugger, a Natural Tanker with Willpower and War Mace, but with weapon customization, that mace is a baseball bat! And Sharp Kitty, a Natural Stalker with Dual Blades and Willpower. Weapon Customized to use Sai’s as her weapons). But it also just meant a lot of renewed interest for the game, like a new issue always brings. And the flashback system is already fun for farming low level recipies and invention salvage.
The other big thing related to the city is coming tonight. The big Bay Area Meet and Greet is happening. Mhari is going to have her evening infusion early and her midnight infusion a little late so that week can attend, her endurance willing. We are really looking forward to it as War Witch has already mentioned that we might be in her ‘section’, whatever that means.
Okay, answer time! Last week’s quote was:"Aw, what the hell. Guys like me shouldn’t dream anyway."
Where: In the movie ‘Xanadu’
As always, thank you for reading and have a wonderful weekend and week!