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Greetings from the sofa...
I feel like I’m the last one to the party.
Day six with covid and although I feel like I’m on the mend, I’m also aware that I might continue to test positive for a few more days.
I wish this was a bioware update for my immune system. Yes I may gain some immunity for a while but the lingering side effects might outlay any benefits.
Only time will tell.
In regards to what I’ve been up to this week… Not a lot.
The weekend was spent in the garden breaking spades and sawing sleepers.
I woke up on the Sunday feeling more achy than I thought reasonable. That’s what had me suspect something else might be up.
The only thing you can do is rest. The brain fog gets in the way of reading so I’ve mostly been lying on the sofa, doom scrolling and taking meds.
Everyday more friends and acquaintances appear to be coming down with it. Odds are there are more than a few of you reading this who are in the same boat.
Hang in there.
Eleven years ago I was hired by the Open University to document Stephen Primrose Smith as over three years he cycled 22,000 miles across Europe, visiting 50 capital cities while studying maths and science degrees with the OU.
You can dip into that trip here… EuropeByBicycle.com
This week Prim popped up on Twitter mentioning his biggest adventure yet…
Check out the trailer for his journey…
This would be an incredible adventure even if the world wasn’t as weird as it is now. And Prim is a lovely guy. Follow along and I’m sure he will continue to remind you what it means to be alive.
A friend sent me this chart describing some of the long term effects you might experience off the back of Covid.
Click the pick to be able to zoom in.
Pretty scary to see it all on the one page and I could certainly list a few of those right now. But I feel this leaves me with a lot of questions. Like how many people were surveyed? Which strains did they have? How old are they? Have they experienced these things before? etc…
Not written much this week outside of a daily log of the meds I’m taking.
This retro gaming story is the longest thing I have read this week.
If you missed it I recorded a mini covid audio diary here…
Speaking of which I’ve not had a tipple of anything alcoholic since Sunday. Sometimes you just need to listen to your body. Even if all you can hear is a whimper.
So I’ve tried to eat healthy and give my body what it craves. I still have an appetite. Plates like this have been the norm.
And sometimes I can be seen eating handfuls of baby spinach as if they were crisps.
These have featured pretty heavily as well.
And the liquid paracetamol I’m working my way through, 20ml at a time.
Having not been out I'd like to say I’ve bought very little. But there have been a few online radio related purchases I will share in my Ham Radio dispatch over at G5DOC.net.
But thanks to Adrian for keeping me stocked up on COVID-19 tests.
There is a lot to be thankful for this week. Not least the kindness of others.
He commented on the article I shared that stated ‘Satisfaction = what you have ÷ what you want.’
I reminded him that 12 yeas ago he shared something very similar I’d posted on Twitter.
I added that I used to think of the secret of happiness as Happiness = Satisfaction ÷ desires
I might now clarify my original Tweet by adjusting my original statement to…
"The secret of happiness lies not in the acquisition of more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy what is."
Thanks to Carl I shall be pondering this more when I grab a my next coffee/beer and cake. :-)
Finally. Some good news.
More tips on how to minimise indoor air pollution.
I was just checking the Californian pins on the Documentally community map. I might be in your neck of the woods next month.
Countries are just places where people live.
Stars have never been sharper.
Arnold tells it like it is.
Thanks for reading.
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Next week I was meant to be documenting stuff but it looks like i’ll still be recovering.
“When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.” ~ Herophilus
See you out there.