Neil (nt) wrote,


I'd been tired in the evenings all week, and I noticed this morning that my back, between my shoulder blades, was very tense. I had L massage the area, and it was quite painful. I found the best way to relieve the pain was to relax the muscles, which helped. It is still a bit tense, but better. There must be an ergonomic problem with the way I sit and use my keyboard at work. I've had this happen before; it always starts during the work week, and though I don't immediately notice the discomfort, it does make me tired.

Went out to breakfast and drank a lot of coffee to get me moving. Then off to Ribtor to get some hardware to fix a lamp. Came home and fixed the lamp, burned a couple of CDs from shns I had downloaded during the week, extracted and burned six other CDs for a trade, then went off to get my hair cut. My barber is in an older office building, with no air conditioning, and after sitting in the vinyl-covered barber chair, with a plastic sheet pinned around my neck, I felt like I was going to melt.

It is hot here, in the low 30s Celsius. There is a smoky haze over the city from forest fires in British Columbia.

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