Frustrated and flat

Just no energy today. Spent the day in bed, sleeping most of it.
Is it that? I don’t know. Maybe. There’s a lot of it about.
Many drugs for generic viral symptoms:
Achy joints. Watery, blurry eyes. Cold. Sniffly. Scratchy throat. Zero energy.

Frustrated at now missing two days of exercise, and also missing what will surely be a fine party this evening.

Hoping for better tomorrow, at least on the health front. The party will be gone.

It’s all gone a bit wrong

I should have had more time today, but it just didn’t happen. That’s not to say that it wasn’t a good day: slept around the clock (again – such a post-Covid thing for me), went for a walk in the forest with the beagle and the family, sorted out some issues in the garden, had some family around for a birthday drink (not me) and then a nice evening braai in the autumnal warmth.

All good, but a day full of stuff that wasn’t blogging.

And so the photos and the stories from the weekend away will have to wait. But it was fun, even if our first experience of our visit was being asked to leave a wine farm – it’s not like there weren’t several (or more) to go and enjoy.

So maybe more on that tomorrow. Tonight feels like a sit down and watch some footy kind of evening.

Day 729 – Minor panic averted

I tried to add a post onto this here blog a little earlier and got a Cloudflare Origin 1016 DNS Error.

Ah yes, that old chestnut.

The blog is run on servers many, many more then 6000 miles… from here. And those servers are remarkably stable. Older readers may recall that there were issues with the local servers I used to use, and that’s why ended up heading overseas.

I’m all for supporting local businesses, but they must actually work.

This overseas option does exactly that. Well, except when I tried to add a post a little earlier.

I will admit that a moment of panic set in. There’s that record to preserve, and I have a lot of plans for the rest of the day, many of which do not involve being near a computer or even an internet connection.
As mentioned, my “new” solution is extremely reliable, and so any error could hint at very bad news.

My first instinct, therefore, was to run around the office panicking a bit, but I was actually just too lazy to get up, so instead I refreshed the page and the error disappeared.

Whatever Cloudflare was looking for – and which wasn’t there 10 seconds earlier – had reappeared.

I think that it might have been there all along and Cloudflare wasn’t looking hard enough.

Anyway, all’s well that ends well. Which it has. For the moment.

Day 723 – A really good blog post

Driving down to Agulhas this morning, I had an idea for a really good blog post. One of those rare, engaging posts like this blog used to feature.

I knew I’d remember it, because it was really good and rare and engaging. So I didn’t feel that I had to make any sort of effort to create an aide-mémoire. Also, I was driving, so this might have been dangerous.

Safety first.

But then I forgot it. I forgot it because I’m old and tired and forgetful. So I’m sorry that you’re getting this instead of a really good, rare engaging post.

But on the plus side, I’m sitting by the braai, listening to some decent music, and drinking a good beer.

So at least I’m not losing out.