Today is my last day at work before a few weeks off. Before possibly the longest time I've planned to spent 100% off work since first having enough freelance business that it could matter. Except for 2 quick, simple bug fixes, I've spent the whole work day writing up documentation and tidying up code repositories. That's not only very satisfying, but also leaves me thinking I might actually succeed in not touching work until I get back home.
Alright, work is as done as it's going to be, and my stuff including a rather silly number of camera accessories is all packed. All that's left is a pile of dishes and some leftovers to freeze and I'll be ready to go.
This trip starts with a night in Houston. Originally just because of awkward flight timing, but we’ve turned it into something nice because we’ll get to meet someone in meatspace who so far both of us only know from Online. I am wearing my pineapple socks in honor of the mastodon memes of oh so long ago when we first started chatting.
#florespondence special edition, plus the owner of this resort, and a big beautiful spider.
The flotilla of ships waiting to enter the Panama Canal is a ghostly vision at night.
I’d like to actually visit this country some time, but today we’re just changing planes and being grateful that PTY has the decency to let international transfer passengers stay airside and not make us clear passport control in order to leave like certain other places I won’t name.
Limited activity today because I’m unwell. But we are staying just off the 30km route that Quito closes to cars every Sunday so cyclists and flâneurs can take over. If I’d felt better I’d have preferred to rent a bike and join in, but spending a couple of hours at a sidewalk cafe taking in the scene was also good.
I realize my themes are kind of predictable: bikes, flowers, street art. Oh well....
@eldang those are the best things though!
well, except for humans. but it's problematic to take their pictures w/o permission.
@eldang I love the pictures! And I love your way of seeing them. Not predictable at all!
I'm sorry the GI stuff is ongoing - and antibiotics are a lifesaver but also miserable, like yay, would you like some gastric distress with your gastric distress? It seems you are not having enough gastric distress. Ugh.
I'm really hoping this is going to resolve quickly and with minimal discomfort.
@compostablespork thank you. One thing that will probably help is that probiotics are very much part of medical orthodoxy here, so I have two different prescription ones: one just for while symptoms last and one to take daily for twice as long as the course of antibiotics.
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