In order to deal with this –

and yet another pile of floppies

It really helps to have caffeine. You can drink it fizzy, you can drink it in tea, coffee… or it can take over your life –

whimsy pieces

which came from Artifact Puzzles which is my other source of lovely wooden puzzles. Those fun little bits fit into this –

which totally works with the table cloth

and becomes the little fiend –

at the end

right about the time that I dropped the last diskette in here –

one full brown paper bag

Of course, now that I have had a volunteer (thank you SO MUCH Steve) who actually is willing to take a few diskettes off my hand (yes, there are other geeks than me out there) and can actually play some of these games which I still have on original diskette. Plus who doesn’t need their very own MS-DOs 3.1?

By the time I was through all of this I managed only a couple of boxes sorted from the garage, drank enough fluids for someone twice my size and rounded out the rest of the day with progress on that fractal –

4 Feb 2017

which with any luck I will be able to finish tomorrow. The purple is within six rows of the bottom which means it isn’t that much further for the greens or yellow.  Of course, there is the slight issue of the Cal Basketball games which are a little higher on my priority list. But I can bring knitting to those….

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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4 Responses to Caf-fiend

  1. Steve says:

    btw…found my dos 6.22 disks…so someone else can have those… now for the games.
    thx… off for some bagels….

  2. Bill R says:

    For me it’s one fortified Kruger cup in the morning, a morning diet coke when available and a (nap in a glass ) Starbucks quad over ice in a Grande glass if you please….when ever out and about.. However upon reading your missive I am thinking about purchasing some of those youngster drinks, like oh I cant remember their names but it’s like Jolt or KICK START….? ​
    Yours truly in compulsive behavior
    P S
    No hat yet !! will start trace tomorrow…

    • Holly says:

      Well, if that hat doesn’t show, I just knit you another. This time I will send it to the address closer to you. My preference is Peet’s or Caribou rather than the Starwhatevers. But they do have good sturdy mugs.. I’ll skip the Red Bull

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