Karl (louderback) wrote,

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It's been 11 days

Trouble Coping with Success

The last few days have been pretty productive. I have not posted since 27 May, so I have a lot to catch up on. The underlying theme for what follows is "Why can't I enjoy what's happening?" so if you are not braced for whining, just move on.


Some, at least is done. The great success story is the living room wall, "the screen". We painted the back wall of my living room with a latex high-reflective matte white paint that has improved the image on the projector substantially. It was good before. It is better now. It took a couple of coats, but that was expected. The alternative to the aforementioned paint was something called "screen goo" which might conceivably have made a better screen for the projector, but rather than the $30 we spent on latex paint, "screen go" would have run to $300.

"The Studio", the back bedroom I hope will one day function as a studio for me is two coats of paint nearer usability. After two coats of "high hiding primer" white, the room is still pink. I will not forgive Kim and Mario their choice of "psycho manic-inspiring nickelodeon disney-princess pink" for their daughter's room. Three coats of white will be required before I can paint the room blue. I have grave suspicions that the pink may still bleed through the blue. I hope to finish with the undercoats this week and to apply the color coat by the weekend.

Shrinkology Today

I'm off to see George, my shrinkologist today after a three week gap. This is only the second gap of such duration since I started seeing him. I have missed the sessions and begin to wonder if I am addicted to therapy.


I've just spent a big block of money, for the projector, for painting supplies, for security equipment, and for "stuff" in general. I am depleting my small reserve rapidly. UnumProvident, the insurors from Hell, called yesterday to say they wanted many thousands of dollars of "overpayment" from me and will not pay me my disability any further until it is repaid - for over a year. Great system there guys- over pay (like my amount of disability isn't predictable) for a year then pay nothing for a year.

World of Warcraft

I have elected a new obsession. I will play World of Warcraft online for a while and see how far I can take it.


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