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Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Wednesday May 12, 2004. Yesterday, I replaced the chair I used for typing with a three-legged stool/chair hybrid. It's turning out to be much better for my back and shoulders.

***I'd intended to walk to Pillsbury House. But it was raining, so I took the bus.

Data entry for the Community Barter Network and Pillsbury House's volunteer program was a bit more ... interesting than I'd expected. Someone had reset the program so that one thing I'd been doing was simpler -- once I figured it out.

****Writing: "Well Met, Well Met, My Old True Love" I'd wondered where one major character had been sleeping for about a week. Today, I figured out that she hadn't been; she'd been depending on a stay-awake drug. Which explained some odd things about her behavior.

I've got to figure out how to know such things before I begin writing, rather than when I think I'm about done.

Killing Futures Tweaked a few words of the still-sketchy outline.
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