Slowly and perhaps not very steadily, my shoulder is improving. I’ll be going along fine when out of the blue something extremely quotidian will happen followed by “OW! AH, [insert vile blasphemy of your choice] what did I do?” Ah, yes. Blasts of pain when you suddenly extend your arm without thinking yourself out of it. This is nature’s way of telling us we’re awake.
This morning I just stumbled during LB’s morning walkie, probably reached out for balance, and instant nauseating pain. Yesterday’s flash’o’pain happened while trying to fuel the Jeep with a jerry can, something I’d put off until I feared stranding. It worked, but owie. Probably it’s actually good, I don’t know, physical therapy would also hurt from time to time. Right? Anyway, from day to day my shoulder mobility actually is improving. Today I have to make bread, and I’ve been interested to know if I can find a way to knead bread.
The other thing I’m been monitoring with extreme care is the new Mifi hotspot. You might remember that I had to pretty much put all Internet activity on hold for the last week of last month, due to being about to exceed my (4 gig!) bandwidth limit. Precisely how this can be, when I had a 750 meg download (about 250 meg upload) limit with Wildblue and with a little care seldom exceeded it. I did nothing unusual last month and somehow managed to use four times as much? I’d love to hear the explanation for how that happened, but doubt I’ll ever get one.
Anyway, this month I’ve been more watchful and careful, and haven’t had any problem – may even finish out the month with a bit of a useless surplus. And in every other way, may I just take this opportunity to say “In your face, Wildblue.” Here’s this little square plastic Magic Elf Box, unattached to anything, that can do everything a satellite dish and modem can do, faster and more reliably, at a tiny fraction of the power usage. Of course I don’t dare leave it on anyway, but at least reconnection is rarely a problem and that actually came as a surprise because the cell coverage here is problematic even on a ridgetop and I’m down in a hollow. I really believed – I assumed – that I’d need a booster antenna but just don’t. I’ll bet this thing would really impress me if I took it to a town.
ALSO! Last weekend Commenter MJR sent me a whole bunch of movies and TV episodes (and he has guy-movie tastes. Thanks again, MJR) on the most impressive data storage medium I’ve seen yet. Dig this…
Anyway, nothing else is going on and I’m going to be resting my ouchie shoulder today and then making bread which will probably hurt it all over again. Later, maybe.