Finally I feel like I might live to see my next birthday. I don't know but this bug got me big-time. But I am almost feeling somewhat normal again. Paulius is a few days behind me- but I think it's safe to say that he's well on the way on the road to recovery too. For the past two weeks neither of us has felt like doing anything but sleeping, or laying on the sofa moaning. Of course there are things we HAD to do- like work, and laundry, and occasionally eating if we can muster up the energy to drive, god forbid, to McDonalds(which usually only got half eaten before we gave up because everything tasted a LOT like I imagine stale cardboard would taste) or if we could find the energy to drop a pack of Ramen noodles in a pot of water...I'm pretty sure that a couple times we actually forgot to add the flavor packet to them too- but as sick as we were we just couldn't tell until we got thinking about it several hours later- or when we found the packets when we went to make a nice cup of tea.
Eh- we both needed to drop a couple pounds anyway.
On the upside- since somewhat recovering I have found a wonderful way to occupy my time while Paulius sleeps his health back. In Real Life I can't re-arrange my furniture in the house because
1) We have several systems hooked up: the TV system, the stereo system, the Home entertainment system, the computer system and the answering machine system for the phone and moving everything and the hooking everything back up would -while not being impossible for me to figure out- would take sevearl hours and would completely frazzle my nerves.
2)Most of our furniture is too heavy to move by myself and since Paulius hates moving furniture anyway (mainly because I make him move it four times before putting it in the first configuration )and would require me to either hire a mover to do it- or to ask my sons to re-arrange their whole schedule to do it for me and that could take a few weeks and by that time I might not be in the mood to move furniture when they finally get there which means it was all in vain anyway.
So in SL I have a fantastic job and lots of income-(DAMN I wish RL was more like SL)- and so I decided to rent a small cottage with a very nice open Floor plan. It's two rooms- a very small corner is devoted to a kitchen-(altho WHY SL houses have kitchens and bathrooms is COMPLTELY lost on me)-but the rest of it is a HUGE great room and off of it is a smallish circular room. Well I have a 200 prim limit for decorating it. So I went to the Freebie Warehouse which is basically a HUGE junkyard or yard-sale with huge crates just FILLED with all sorts of interesting stuff. Some have vehicles-(yes plural), some have 89 pieces of furniture, some have decorations for a home, some have clothes, some have skins or hair for you Avatar, some have electronics like stereo systems and HUGE assed large screen TVs and such....so many things to choose from. But anyway, I went and bought-(which isn't correct because you don't actually BUY it- you just click and add it to your inventory)- I think it was 4 crates of furniture and 2 crates of home decorations and 1 crate of plants.
And then I got to decorate to my hearts content. I took every piece out to see the size, scale, and color in relation to my cottage.
And it took me tow days to look at everything and then choose what I wanted to use out of the inventory and figure out how many prims I was using and how many I had left to use. And so now I have a lovely cottage with a HUGE rock fireplace in a corner, two leather couches, two glass tables, two chaise lounges, and a custom kitchen set I had a friend make for a cool 500L just because I wanted it. I don't have a bed in it- nor do I have a TV. It's decorated just the way I want it and I can re-arrange and decorate to my hearts content. If I want to . You can move things around- you can move them up and down and back and forth and you can rotate them in any direction.
Now you may think this is just stupid to do- but look at it this way guys....if you have a wife/SO/GF who loves to re-do things all the time- invest in either a premium account in SL for her so she can own her own house and move /re-arrange things to her hearts content, or invest in one of those architect/home design programs for the computer(no need for the Internet at all).
You wont have to lift another finger to move heavy stuff in Real Life-......
Sometimes the technology is GREAT.
Only problem Paulius has with it is that I'm tying up the computer when he wants to use it to do stuff. Well, everything can't be perfect now can it???????
I see another computer in our future...maybe a round March or April if things go right.
I'm so glad we're feeling better now.