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Patience, as anyone who knows me will tell you, is NOT one of my fort├ęs. I have been called many things in my life (some even nice! ;)) but "patient" will not ever, I suspect, be on the list.

I'm not really one to ascribe Greater Purposes to events, but if they exist? This year would be my Year of Being Schooled Patience. Whether I like it or not.

The evidence since last August:
  • Bedbugs. The ultimate treat-and-wait-and-see infestation, since they just don't eat all that often so it can be MONTHS before you know if you're clear. So far so good...? *crosses fingers and toes*

  • Renovations. Yes, I'm still waiting for them to START. No, I'm not happy about it. But hey, at least I have a planned start date for the FIRST TIME. In APRIL. FINALLY! After having been told three weeks in JANUARY. ARRRRGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So...that's progress, I guess? *twitches* Before I can even START with the painting and re-carpeting I was hoping to have done by Christmas or AT LEAST before the weather got nice and I'd rather be outside. *mutters imprecations*

  • My iPhone. Since bricking it, I have no choice but to wait patiently as best I can until the hackers of the world see fit to jailbreak the latest upgrade. And while I gather they have done so for the Mac software, those of us on PCs are stuck waiting for the next major upgrade - which is months away. *cries*

  • My weightlifting plan. Having been so excited to start, there were some scheduling complications (I'll spare you the details), and long story short, I'm still waiting to get the new program they designed for me.

  • So. Hardly the end of the world or anything, but it all collectively means (a) I'm still living out of boxes and bags, as I have since last August (though at least I'm at home while doing it!) and (b) there's this constant background level of stress.

    But life marches on. I've brought my Palm Pilot and camera back into play while I wait for the iPhone, am keeping up with the running while I wait for the weightlifting stuff, and just continue going about my life as I wait for the renovations to start.

    Other random tidbits:

    After over a year of watching with my upstairs neighbours, we just finished watching all five seasons of The Wire last night. It really is the single most remarkable television program I've ever seen, which places it even above Babylon 5 in my estimation - high praise indeed.

    I bought one of those scanner pens! I have wanted one for over a decade! I'm always reading books where I want to tag a sentence or two a page, but can't be arsed to actually type it all in. After this post I am going to install it and see if it works LIKE IN MY DREAMS. XD

    If you like Venn diagrams as much as I do, you may be amused by this one of the difference between geeks, dorks and nerds.

    Finally, pimpage for a friend: if you like online word games, there's a new word game portal where the games are curated to make sure they don't, y'know, suck. It looks good to me; check it out for yourself!

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Date: 2010-03-29 01:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I am AMAZED at your patience - I would have burned it all to the ground and left the country in sheer rage by now. Fingers crossed it will all be settled and fixed SOON!

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Date: 2010-03-29 02:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I appreciate your perception of my patience - and your well-wishes! :D

I will admit I've fantasized about some...less rational and more emotionally satisfying ways of dealing with the situation, shall we say - including your suggestion. *rueful grin* It makes a nice, harmless outlet for my frustration.

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Date: 2010-03-29 11:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
While you are waiting, I should host you again so you can enjoy some homeyness. When can you pencil me in?


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