My updates are giving me a bit of a challenge running a full day behind…I don’t always remember what it was I was thinking of as my “change” items some 18h later. So I’m going to do Friday and Saturday together.
Item 3.1 was simple, just running Andrea over for a massage. Her back has been bothering her a LOT this week, way more than would be usual, and home massage and biofreeze isn’t getting the job done. So she went for a massage, and I drove her over. We’ve been doing pretty well of late to make sure we do regular chiro and massage for Andrea and I, and massage for Jacob too. We’re not as active as we were pre-Covid, so anything we can do helps.
Item 3.2 was follow-up on my website. I have been actively trying NOT to go down a rabbithole trying to obsess about the recovery. It did make it up, and was mostly visible, but there were still some niggling details to test. I made the quick update, and then left it.
Item 3.3 is more of a look-ahead item. Jacob needs some new masks for his return to school, and maybe some that are simpler, solid colours, rather than the space theme ones he has now. So I did a small rabbithole dive on the internet last night and ordered a bunch. A small upgrade to his setup as he goes back to school.
Item 4.1 was a surprise of sorts, and not really by me per se. Andrea’s back was still hurting, and she now had a significant-looking rash on her side. So she needed to go to a doctor to get checked today. We planned on it being a simple Appletree, but then they all seemed to be appointment-only, or telemedicine. By happenstance, I remembered a clinic near us that opened awhile ago, drop-in plus appointments, but when I asked if they were taking new patients some time ago, they weren’t. I hadn’t tried them for drop-in yet, but Andrea needed somewhere, and we gave it a go. It doesn’t sound like much, but it may be the first step in removing me from my current family doctor that I’m not too thrilled with at times. I’d love a new one. On the downside, Andrea’s problem was not a simple rash, so now she’s dealing with a viral thing, meds, pain, etc. Should be right as rain in a week, but well, still a week.
Item 4.2 was an outing as a family. The digital Van Gogh exhibit was still on at Lansdowne Park and we had bought tickets some time ago. We pushed the date past our holidays and before school, hoping there was less risk of shutdown or lockdown, and as it turned out, we were overly cautious. People have been going in Ottawa since early August. The basic premise is a digital tribute to Van Gogh with lots of big signage on the way in and then a big digital presentation in a giant hall, where the various prints are overlaid and projected on the ceiling, walls, posts, floor, etc. It’s like you are INSIDE the painting. The show wasn’t quite what we were expecting, and I wouldn’t call it a roaring success. Jacob found the display a bit nauseating and boring. I was expecting to walk through multiple smaller rooms, not stand around in one big one, and I also managed to pop a rib out when I decided to sit down on the floor. I’m not sure if it’s a rib out, or I just pulled something, but it ain’t fun, kind of painful. And of course Andrea was also in pain, as well as likely dealing with the disappointment of having two gloomy Guses as her travelling companions for the afternoon.
Item 4.3 is, regrettably, another foray into the website world. I really really really didn’t want to spend anytime trouble-shooting my website, but there was something that was a bit off with my PolyWogg.ca site. Almost everything worked, except for two little pages/links. I spent a bit more time on it today than I would have liked, and it is resolved, although I’m not entirely sure how. I’ll take the win, the site is back up, and I didn’t turn myself into a squirrel with it.