PLN

A 334-post collection

This time for sure!

I only have a few more boards to put notches in. Which means that I will run out of things to do for the Kitty Kondo(tm) in time for the weekend. Which I am praying will be dry enough for the concrete nonsense so we can finish this darn thing whilst Meep is still a kitten.

Sigh.

At least I know she's loved in her current home, so there is that.

Meanwhile, I'm approaching 1K in the first words I shouldn't be writing yet for Kingdom of Sand. Whoops. I also happen to be rocketing along on a fanfic based on a music video and -hello- Yes, I do have a new obsession, thanks for noticing.

I'm feeling a little frayed, so week one of actually writing KoS might be more relaxed than normal. This whole Kitty Kondo thing is stressing me out more than a little.

When this is over, I shall demand 24hours of pure sloth just to recharge.

All right. Here's the PLN

I do my blogging and Instant only vaguely out of order. Whoops. I got caught up in other things. Again.

After that's done, I spare a moment to make the bed in the spare room for Impending US guest, making sure the path is clear and there's some room for whatever luggage they have. Then I go out and saw holes into boards until noodle arms happen or lunch is necessary, whichever happens first.

After that is all done, or mostly done,

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Overtime Extreme!

We have a complete-ish muddy hole. I have a whole bunch of boards and a PLN on how to mark them, cut them, and notch them according to PLN.

THEN we're in trouble.

If I can get all that sawing business done before tomorrow, we might make some actual firkin progress. Tomorrow, I'm having a tooth drilled. Tomorrow, I have my Beloved home to look after me because of said shenanigans. Tomorrow, we have a chance to leap some progress onto this

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Working on the Footprint

We are now in progress on a University-dorm-room-sized rectangle that is going to contain the concrete bed of the Kitty Kondo(tm). Once we've moved all the grass and created a really interesting rectangular muddy hole, of course.

We're in overtime. I'm freaking out. Baby Meep is ready to have a new home, but her home isn't ready yet and everything is going so slowly and AUGH!

It's stressing me out, but I gotta keep going. Otherwise it'll never get done. It's

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I did it!

Episode six of Inter-Mission is now a finished thing that is ready for export into Soundcloud. Yay.

Just because it can take me a week to do an episode, doesn't mean it will take a week. My sleep is unpredictable, and my time windows are varied. My plan is to 'push' to make a new episode as soon as one is out on the aether, so I still have my buffer zone.

I'm fast approaching an impasse with the Kitty Kondo. Notching

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Busy Day Ahead

I have to do the writing things. Obviously. My Tumblr inbox is empty so any TAZ flash fanfictions I come up with will be my own. Yay, I guess. One less thing to fret about.

I moved a whole pile of dirt [and likely 14 nuts within] to fill a hole, and that was hard yakka. I need to finish notching the posts, but I need assistance on that shiznit, so the PLN, such as it is, will include more ground prep.

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Uuuuuuuuuggghhhh...

Yesterday was a complete and total fuckup. Today's not looking that fantastic either. Like... 90% of my life was in transit to get something else done.

Not just the brat run, but a shrink appointment [I'm still anxious, big shock] and fetching my long-lost lappy back from the Apple Store.

Good news, though, I got my lappy back for free. Which meant that I was free to go pick up some necessary sanity supplies. AKA cheese and Halo Top tubs.

By the

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Another Early Morning

A nifty combo of full bladder, overheating, and Beloved's snoring had me awake at half past one this AM. Not the best start in the world, but at least I got five more stories recorded for Inter-Mission and I got some episodes edited for Oh My Mods that just sneaked in under the wire. Yay.

I probably won't have time for more, as it is fast approaching the hour in which my little darlings shall be awake and needing their internet fix.

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Okay...

We have all the upright posts marked, and I am prepared to put the notches in. Yay. We have a week of sunshine-ish weather in the cards, so we might get the concrete in. I hope we can do this because my impending kitty is a week away from being allowed away from her mum.

I got one good day to get as much notching done as I can. Because the next step is construction. We have nuts and bolts. We have

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Teh PLN

'Tis Saturday. Beloved is home. I have done all that I dast do on my only vis-a-vis wood and cutting holes therein.

There is, theoretically, plenty of time to build most of the dang Kitty Kondo(tm). HOWEVER... I know my Beloved. So far, all weekends to work on the thing have been eaten up by going out to acquire shit. 3/4 of all useful time doomed to travelling to some Hardware Emporium somewhere and faffing about for hours as they

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LAUNCH!

We have liftoff! Inter-Mission is officially on the interwebs and now what do I do?

...make episode 6 of course.

Well, yes, but I also have to tell everyone it exists, and I have also done that bit. If you check the menu, you'll see it there in all caps, right under "Buy my books!"

I have two followers already. This is kind of intense. Fingers crossed, this gets someone to capital-N Notice me (senpai)... maybe get a deal somehow.

I dunno.

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Okay. I can do this...

I just put the skeleton of a plot together for books one and two of Kingdom of Sand. Fantastic, but I still haven't worked out our heroes, how magic works, or anything of the ilk.

I should do that sometime RSN. I'm thinking Equivalent Exchange plus Personal Will and True Awareness equals magical powers and the ability to change what is. It should be tremendously difficult and maybe two of the party at most has a nebulous handle on the stuff.

Might

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Write a Little, Do a Little...

Write, write, write, do a lot, write a little more...

That't the basis of the PLN for today. I didn't wake at 3AM, so I'm at something of a handicap. I can't for instance, have the freedom to waste time faffing about and still get my Instant done.

So.

I write the Instant, I attempt to measure the cuts on the remaining posts, but not all of them because an angle will be needed for two of the sides. I write the

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Progressing... Slowly

Executive decisions are being made. My concerns about the initial bends in some of our planks has been addressed at last - we're using nuts and bolts to put this behemoth together.

We have more toys, in this case, an iron-shaped sanding thingie to adjust the fact that I cut some holes too narrow for the wood to fit. Because I stressed about the whole "mark with chalk" part of the deal. I know better now.

Today, on my PLN, I have

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PLNs, Health, and Assorted Catastrophes

We've finished all the notching for the lowest side of the Kitty Kondo(tm), so that's ready for assembly. In light of the last asthma attack, I am now the proud owner of a SuperMask(tm) that makes a satisfactory Darth Vader noise when I breathe out, so yay. It does not smell, it does not make me feel like I'm suffocating, it especially keeps out the pathogens, and it's only mildly inconvenient with glasses, so it's a winner in my book.

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