no post for day four because I slept in the bed and not on the couch. on the upside, I had 8 hours sleep and feel well rested. lesson: take notes during the day, or at least start on it.

log entries

  • 7:00 — alarm, wake up at 7:09
  • 7:10–7:55 — N fed the dog, 10mins morning stretch yoga, 10mins headspace basic 1 session 3
  • 8:00–8:20 — walk the dog
  • 8:25 — make coffee, pick up the work from 8:30
  • 9:10 — N told me she is not happy with the constraints and time pressure we’re putting on ourselves, I argued that we’ll see the benefits over time. also, that I believe we will need the structure, especially as we don’t know how long the situation may last
  • 9:30–12:00 — calls and Slack. made porridge and coffee during the weekly all company meeting
  • 12:15–12:45 — Skype with my brother. he’s way more concerned about how things may unfold than I am. he has a son, I have a dog only, so fair play I suppose
  • 13:00–14:00 — lunch break and another discussion about how and why we need to build a routine, this time with more heat and emotion
  • 14:00–17:00 — work stuff, although feels like I produced very little tangible output. on one of the calls a colleague reminded me of Dr. Strangelove, so I made this
  • 17:00–18:45 — ventured out into the wilderness. on a bike. bought dinner, more coffee beans, some sanitary products (but no toilet paper). found a shop selling CBD buds: it looks and smells like your normal weed, but has very little THC content. I feel there will be situations over the next period where I’ll need all the help I can get to let go of shit
  • 19:00 — dinner and more conversation about how our day went
  • from around 20:00 — tried getting refund for some flight tickets (partial success only, but that’s the price of flying low cost airlines). made a much more successful attempt at setting expectations for the coming weeks and creating a schedule supporting that. in hindsight I realise how pushy I am about this whole “we need structure” thing, but I have my reasons. N tells me she just realised that the self-imposed quarantine situation is impacting me in a bigger way than it impacts her. I guess she could be right
  • 21:30–22:30 — watched one and half episodes of Disjointed and took the dog for her short evening walk
  • 23:15 listening to Satie, ready to sleep. setting the alarm to 6:50

too much gentrification, too few gentry