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I had another nonsleeping and writing ideas night. This is awfully close to the last one on Thursday. I'm not going to worry too much because I move to the 60mg level of phenobarb on Thursday and so far, I've slept a lot the first week or so of the new levels, but I wonder what will happen when I'm used to that. The most common side effect of phenobarb is sleeping. One of the second most common set is insomnia. I ended up sleeping from about 9am to 1pm in the bed and after getting dressed and feeding the cats, slept in the recliner from 2-6pm.
I got the impeller from the storeroom last night, put it in a bit of water in the sink, watched a couple of spiders crawl out, and plugged it in. It works fine, but I'm not going to deal with the fountain today; I've moved it to Thursday.
I filled out a "request form" for MyPlumber yesterday about getting the inlet valve replaced and had a phone call at 7:30am from an associated plumbing company whose scheduler tried to convince me that it was an emergency and was a priority call (costs more). I set up for Tuesday afternoon and we'll see how things go.
Williams talked about whether we can actually write beings that seem alien, Silverberg brings up rereading PKD, and Kelly gives us the news on the…
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Sheila Williams tells us that all the iThings are from Asimov's I, Robot. I'm not so sure. I didn't like a lot of the stories in this book, in…