UPDATE 0700 Mon: There’ll be posts of a sort at 6, 10, 2 and 6 today, there was some material in reserve. Last evening’s post:
There’s going to be a 24 hour hiatus from Sunday to Monday evening from me personally, for an unusual medical reason.
There’s something in the yard, whether the wood glue in the ply or the epoxy, or whatever industrial chemicals are in the air, which exacerbates a skin condition and which saw me in hospital a few times, plus multiple visits to the doctor’s each time I’ve begin building solidly – steroids, antihistamines, antibiotics.
The direct sun is one of the worst factors and the first to go are the hands, in particular the right, the usual fissure lines break into wounds very quickly and it started again Friday and hasn’t cleared up – very red and about to go. I do not want this. It’s not just the skin, it ‘worries’ me in a sheepdog away, the itching, can’t think straight etc.
The computer is not the sole cause, I’m usually fine with it, hence the blogging and tweeting, but if I come in from outside red and blistering, as at this moment, 20 minutes at the computer exacerbates it. If I move away from the computer, shut it down, then it’s OK after about 7 hours. I think the indication is clear.
Essentially, I can go about 20 minutes maximum on the computer/iPad and then it starts – in fact it’s started now and I need to get offline. Plan then is a hiatus from now [19:55] until same time tomorrow evening and see if it clears up at all. Plan is to come in for ten minutes now and then tomorrow to check comments, emails etc. and even visit but shan’t be blogging.
Sorry ’bout this but needs must.