Cleanup, Recovery, and Preparation

I had Monday off because I work for a company involved in the financial markets, which were closed. I slept in way too late.

I spent the rest of the day recovering from vacation. Being out of town for a week resulted in a lot of email, snail mail, and other paperwork to pile up. I spent a couple of hours just going through my inbox and shredding junk or sensitive information. I have a few magazines to read now as well as some calls to make.

Sometime between New Year’s Eve and Monday, the power went out in my basement, resulting in a computer that wouldn’t boot properly. I had to do the equivalent of scandisk on it about five times before it would finally boot cleanly. I also upgraded a number of packages I had installed. My machine is ready for the new year. Hopefully.

I also cleaned my room a bit. I had books and papers on nightstands and chairs. I finally read something I had printed out in October!

At the end of the week, I’ll be moving out into a new apartment. I’ll probably end up recovering and preparing again at that time, only I won’t have the benefits of Internet access yet. I’ve been without net access before, and it is amazing how painfully boring your computer can be on its own.

It’s going to be an interesting year.