I busted 52k in time for nano to be over, which included a major sprint of marathon proportions into the wee hours of the 30th, with a polish off at the end.
i am really excited about what i created, but when i went back to start working on it, i felt like an architect who missed the last three weeks of construction on their building. the roots are there, but i ended up ripping about 20k out of the thing to rework. without nano looming, i know i will not work anywhere near as quick on this as ui did with the deadline looming, but i want to keep on it.
i went up to my dad's farm on Thursday. what was not mentioned to my brother and i until after we had left was the fact that the furnace up there has been red-tagged (condemned, to those of you who could give two shits about home heating). it has a crack in the heating assembly which is putting CO into the main output. this means that you could easily die sleeping in the house. so, we slept with the thermostat set to 55 (so the pipes wouldn't freeze) and two windows open on each floor. i kept waking up convinced that the CO alarm was going off, but it never did.
just so you have a clear picture of environmental variables, friday's weather was so bad that neither my dad or brother went out hunting. 20-30mph winds, rain, sleet, etc. etc. saturday was frigid, with slightly less percipitation, and lighter winds (10-15mph) but it was about 10 degrees colder. by sunday, i was cold. i don't generally get cold unless i am sick.
with no significant period of warmth to recharge my batter, and significant sleep dep (i pulled 12.5 hours between thurs-sun), i think my body finally started giving up on me. by about 9:30 last night, i looked like the skexie that dies in the first few minutes of The Dark Crystal
despite that, it was not a horrible time away from time. though i am definitely tired, i am a little less tightly wound than i was when i left. i have about a half a billion things to do today though, which i am curious to see if i can accomplish.
unholy humor of the day
ganked from deanocturne