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Journal of the plague month

April 2nd, 2020

Just a small update to let you know how things are going, for the handful of you who still check in on this site.

They are going as well as can be expected, given the current circumstances. I’m working remotely from home, staying put, and trying to bee busy.

The last bit hasn’t been easy. Despite the ample free time, it has been difficult to maintain concentration or anything resembling executive function. I can barely motivate myself to indulge in the timewasters I’ve traditionally used as an excuse for not writing, much less worked up any motivation to actually write.

It’s a full 180-turn from the couple of weeks I took off last summer to get the house ready for the Kid’s arrival. I didn’t just rise to the occasion, I rose above it and knocked out dozens of long-delayed house projects, as well.

Now I find myself surrounded by a backlog of “fun” stuff I’d been putting off for a moment such as this, and finding myself vegetating in place instead.

And that’s fine, honestly. These are interesting times and the anxious dread they induce can’t be efficiently drowned out by burying myself in a grindy videogame or binge-watching some retro trash. I’ll can except a little ennui in exchange for keeping me and my own safe.

And that’s about it, really. The Kid is leaning on me to play another game of Uno with her, which involves some custom cards she wrote up whose purpose is to ensure “Pop loses.” Again, it’s a hit I’ll gladly take.

6 Responses to “Journal of the plague month”

  1. Randy Sims

    losing to the kid is a small contribution to making the world a better place. Uno, Andrew.

    Hope you and your come out okay from this shit.

  2. Randy Sims

    you and yours, of course.

  3. Radoye

    This will pass eventually. The blog will still be here. Take care of yourself and your family.

  4. SJB

    You’re stuck with us. Keep writing when you can, we’ll keep reading

  5. E.T.Smith

    Your from-the-dirt perspective is something I didn’t realize I need to hear in all this. Luck be with you and your family.

  6. Kevin or Michael O'Brien

    “Now I find myself surrounded by a backlog of “fun” stuff I’d been putting off for a moment such as this, and finding myself vegetating in place instead.” Oh yeah I have no idea what that is like. Anyway, pretty sure you changed my life, so thanks and always looking forward to reading anything you write. 🙂

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