August 22nd, 2013

A Gloomy Thursday Morning

Woke up this morning feeling somewhat tired and almost hung over. My head was hurting on the left side of my neck and up to the ear, I had a tight feeling in my chest, and my throat was somewhat sore. Felt somewhat better after breakfast, and just have to see what the rest of the day brings in this regard.

Sitting here at work this morning, it's a dark and gloomy day outside. Lots of rain expected today with occasional thunderstorms (we've had two bouts of the latter so far this morning). The temperature is expected to be around 25oC, but with a high humidity, so it will feel like the low 30s I figure.

Work is going well, and the boss is not in the office today for whatever reason. I will leave the office around 12:30 this afternoon, as I have a footcare appointment to go to. My feet need tending to, so I'm looking forward to that, but I just hope that my pinkie toes don't get "abused" too much. I may try to go for a haircut afterwards, as I'm a bit overdue in that regard, but I'll have to wait and see how I feel after the footcare appointment.

Of Feet and Hair

Just got back to the house after having my feet and toes given their six-week (usually) treatment) and having 3/4 of an inch of hair cut off at my haircut.

The footcare appointment went much better than I expected it to, as my "usual" specialist treated my feet. She was appalled at how poorly her substitute had done on my feet, particular the pinkie toes, and told me that in future if she could not be there, she'd cancel my appointment and reschedule me as close as possible to the appointment. I've had my pinkie toes filed smooth, the calluses on my left foot treated (never really get them on the right foot, strangely), and she tested my feet for diabetic symptoms and found out that I'm at the same point I was when I saw her twelve weeks ago. Honestly, my feet right now feel better right now then they have at any point the last few months.

From the footcare appointment, I went into Pizza Pizza and had a slice of mushroom, green pepper, chicken, and pepperoni pizza with a bottle of water for lunch.

From there, it was over to the First Choice Haircutters where I got my hair cut. As I mentioned, the nice little Chinese lady there who is my favourite haircut person took 3/4 of an inch of hair off me. No wonder I feel lighter! :)

New Small IKEA Unit

One of the things I've been lacking these days, ever since I replaced the old tv/stereo cabinet with the widescreen tv and the new stand for it is a place to put all the manuals for various machines and devices in the house these days.

I managed to get to IKEA a few days ago, and picked up a small cabinet with two shelves for stuff. Today, spross came by the house this afternoon, and gave me a hand putting it together. Well, actually, he put the little shelf unit together, and I just "helped" from the sidelines and stuff. (My bad back isn't allowing me to lift stuff or anything like that, so...)

Anyway, the unit is assembled. Here are two views of it.


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Thanks, spross! Much appreciated. :)