October 18th, 2013

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later Thursday into Friday

I had the sleep study.  I was supposed to get there at 8:00 p.m., but I left a little after 7:00 p.m.  It was raining, so I drove even more carefully than usual.  I took back roads, and was afraid of deer.  I got to the sleep center around 7:30 p.m.  The technician took me quickly, and had me go to bed at 9:30 p.m., after I'd been all hooked up to various electrodes and wires.  That was a good six hours before I usually go to sleep.  I tossed and turned, and then drifted off for a while.  I woke a couple of times.  When I woke at 4:30 a.m., I asked the technician if he'd gotten enough data.  He had.  I left at 5:00 a.m.  It was still dark.  I took main roads.  Mom and Dad hadn't even left the outside light on for me.  I ate and tried to go back to sleep around 6:00 a.m., but was unsuccessful.

I need to finish an editing job today, but I went through it pretty thoroughly yesterday, before the sleep study.

I want to go to the grocery store.  We ran out of wheat bread last Friday, when I threw away a couple of moldy pieces from the last loaf.  Then we were out of town for three days.  I've been to the grocery store since we got back, but didn't remember bread.  I remember fruit, because I'm usually the one who gets that, but I'm not usually the one who gets bread.  I get my own food, and sometimes things to share with Mom and Dad, and a few times a week bring home something for dinner.  Mom usually gets meat, milk and bread.  I have cream with my cereal if I have cereal.  I think it pretty much evens out, since I eat my own food for brunch and my midnight snack, and get dinner for us three or four times a week.

Slightly later: I went to the grocery store and picked up bread, and Activia (yogurt-like stuff) for Dad, and did my own shopping.

Later than that:  I finished up the editing job, after re-reading the two previous stories.

Several hours later: I did the first read-through on a new editing job.  I'd feel good about sending it in, but I'll read through it another couple of times.
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later Friday

I did various bits of book shopping, mostly getting on-sale and free books.  I got the free Friday Nook book, which was a romance.  I sent the new edition of Josh's Man, Oh Man! to T. as a gift.  I'd gotten several books from ARe earlier in the week.  Today I got a $1.99 book and got a trilogy as a prize in their random prizes promo.  I'm trying to decide what format I want to download the trilogy in.  I'll probably end up downloading it in e-pub format.  The $1.99 one was a deal featured at Dear Author.  It turned out to be the third in a series.

Mom's phone wasn't working, so we went to the AT&T store.  She'd told me earlier that she'd taken the battery out and put it back in, which is as much as I know how to do with uncooperative phones.  When we went to Aunt P.'s, the battery was run all the way down on the trip, and Mom had charged the phone as usual.  When we were sitting outside the store before going in, Mom asked me to try taking the battery out and putting it back in.  I did, and turned the phone on.  It went on completely normally.  Mom said that she hadn't turned the phone back on after her attempt.  I guess she figured it automatically went back on.  We went into the store anyway.  The associate said that it running out of charge earlier in the week might be that the charger was shorting out and not charging the phone like it should.  He said the battery was good, though.

I had written down the titles of several books mentioned in Dear Author posts, and wanted to go to the library.  I had looked up the other titles in that third-in-a-series book on Goodreads, and got the first two from the library.  I also got a couple of other books.  The post they were in was about how there were some romances in which the sex was bad for the protagonists at first, which is quite a change from the usual.  I was curious.  Mom may read the first couple in the series by Jill Shalvis.  She doesn't read e-books, so maybe she can get the third through interlibrary loan.

It's so hard to download books that have DRM.  ARe sells some, and I've gotten some directly from Harlequin.  I finally got the book onto my e-reader.  This is why I prefer getting e-books without DRM, and getting print books of books that have e-book versions with DRM.  Most of the books I get from ARe are ones that don't have DRM.  I think they said that the great majority (90%?) of the customer service requests they get are for books with DRM.  That's the way the books from big publishers come, though.

P. called in the afternoon, and that time I got the call.  I don't know whose phone she's calling from.  Hers is off because she's got to pay the rent.  She's doing okay, though.  She was on vacation this week.

J. e-mailed to say that K. was being discharged from the hospital tomorrow.  The gastroenterologist hadn't discovered why she was having such severe abdominal pain.  She gets more tests as an outpatient next week.

I texted A. to tell him about Mom and the phone.  Part of his job is fixing phones.  He said he'd refrain from comment.  I bet he sees a lot of that kind of thing.

Mom went to the church book group.  She said she was driving home and saw a deer in the middle of the road.  She had to swerve to avoid it, and the person in the car behind her had to slam their brakes on.  Mom said she wrenched her shoulder doing that swerve.  That's why we're so scared of driving at night.