Aaahhh. I have a short time away from work to recharge my totally exhausted batteries. I plan to do very little in this time, probably because I completed nearly all my plans yesterday. I’ll be catching up on some much-needed sleep, too.
I’ve been working non-stop for 14 months. That’s 40-50 hours a week at work, with no breaks for Christmas or Easter. So it’s great to finally wind down.
I’d made a list of things that needed doing around home that I’d like to fix and finished most of it yesterday. I forgot to buy some shower screen rollers from Bunnings yesterday, but I can always go back tomorrow or Monday to get that.
Yesterday I was up before the sun after getting a great sleep on Thursday night – I haven’t slept at night for eons – before heading to Bunnings to get a new toilet cistern and seat, as well as some shelf brackets and masonry drill bits. But I forgot about the drill, which I don’t own. That was an easy fix when my housemate/boss brought home a drill from work.
The old toilet seat was stained quite bad and no amount of bleach or elbow grease was gonna remove it. The cistern was as old as this house, about 30 years, so it was the single/full flush. In its place now is a dual flush system. And it’s sooo clean and white! I also put in a toilet roll holder as it saves sitting the toilet rolls on the window pane.
For the garage, I put up some shelves. Stupid me drilled for the second bracket in the wrong spot so that’s upside down. Oops. It still holds the shelf which is good.
The bathroom ceiling was stained. Mould? Maybe. It shouldn’t be mould as it’s open all day and gets plenty of sunlight. Anyway, with the help of a new mop and some clove oil, I was able to get it somewhat cleaner. It’s not 100%, maybe 80%, but it’s much nicer than it was.
I slept so good last night. I’d been awake since 4am, so by 9pm I was ready to catch some Zs, sleeping right through to 5:30am. By 8am I was in bed again, sleeping until 11ish. I love this sleep thing. It’s so much easier to sleep at night.
In an hour and a bit I’ll be leaving to visit my friend Misato again for more Japanese learning. I’m not sure what to do this week. Maybe the next chapter of the Genki book, but I was also thinking of taking in a Scandal CD and have her help me with translating a song. That’d be pretty good as I don’t know what the songs mean, even though I’ve listened to them thousands of times. Before iTunes cleared out the number of plays, I’d played Scandal songs 12,000 times, excluding the Encore Show CD and USB drive in my car stereo that’s been on repeat since 2013.
When I return home I might have a beer or two, head to bed, and have some more sleep. I love sleep. I love relaxing. I love not having to stress or worry about stuff, as well as taking my time to do stuff. I enjoy work immensely, but there comes a time when you desperately need to wind down, do your own thing, clear your mind, veg and take a long bath. I haven’t had a bath since I was in Osaka, so it’ll be great to do it again. And after that I can think about getting some new rollers for the shower door.