Postcards from the Bleeding Edge
Thursday, May 29, 2003

 

Finding some reserves...



The past couple days... the last couple hours... worth of postings are mostly bookmarks so I can restart at wherever my brain crashed. I found the TODO folder, the very first folder under my left hand. I couldn't see it from this angle. OK, find the reimbursement paperwork. Find an envelope. Find a stamp.

Envelope, check. Stamp, check. The form you need to fill out... somewhere... some pdf file somewhere...

Plug the printer in.

Some pdf file somewhere... somewhere... maybe it's on the web. Whew - mozilla remembers my password... there it is. Ah, the printer works the first time for a change, and there's ink. Always a bright spot to be found, somewhere.

Fill out the form. Take the envelope to the mailbox.

Great. That handles some longer term cash.

Think about the short term. There's some change downstairs you can deposit. You can place that classified ad for some of the stuff you've piled up in the garage. You've wanted to get rid of that, anyway, but you wanted to find the power supply for one of the devices, first, so you got hung up on it. Call the Sentinel Ledger.

OK, progress. Anything else you can do to improve the situation? Ah, there's another reimbursment form in your backpack you can do.

Do that.

Take some vitamins. Plan tomorrow carefully. You're going to be eating rice and beans for a while. Remember to buy some beans. Before that, make some chicken soup.

Nothing like a little pressure to enhance your survival sense.
 
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