Just wanted to post again to say I am still not dead, and I am totally going to post soon.
This has been a pretty messed up month here in Susanland.
First of all, our darling daughter has been sleeping poorly for about a month straight. This is apparently called the “9 Month Sleep Regression” in some circles. We brought it up when we were at the pediatrician, even, and she said that she hears stories like that all the time — baby who sleeps through the night like an angel suddenly is waking up a half-dozen times a night around 9 months. Sources I found on teh intarwebz link it to crawling and beginning to learn to walk — basically it’s neurological overstimulation. And if the internet says it, it must be true. Whatever the case, BEING SLEEP DEPRIVED SUCKS.
We have good reason to be hopeful on this front. But I’m not going to say more because I have this stupid paranoia of jinxing things.
Then I’ve had an avalanche of work deadlines, some of them particularly urgent because my productivity has been lower than usual because I’ve been sleep deprived. See how that works?
Then we’ve had an ongoing battle with our health insurance company over the darling daughter’s acid reflux medication. Don’t say anything, you folks living in countries with decent healthcare financial systems. Not. A. Word.
And then the Pets patch came out, which of course required a major mod update, and a bunch of my CC was borked. I have a couple of bizarre screen shots of Charles sleeping in his borked futon. ModTheSims linked to a lovely conversion tool that would fix the CC, but it of course only runs on Windows. I tried to run it using the Mac .Net framework, but it couldn’t find granny2.dll, which was sitting in the same folder. I could never find a permissions issue or anything to account for the problem. So I had to find a Windows box. I have a Windows 7 tablet that I use for work, but for some reason it didn’t have the .Net framework on it at all, and when I installed it, it triggered a bunch of updates that took over an hour to complete. Plus, slate-style tablet computers running straight Windows 7 are just a terribly bad idea, and the computer is pretty hard to use. But I did get it all updated and have put the fixed CC back in my game.
So, the bottom line is that when I would normally be either playing or posting I’ve been, in order of priority:
3. Screaming (sometimes literally) at the insurance company
3. Upgrading my game
I am so about to put up an heir poll! It’s so awesome to be ready to move to Gen 4. Most of my readers have gone through 2 Gens while I’ve been working on one. And I’d blame it on my incredibly detailed blogging, but I’ve only played about on Sim-week farther than I’ve blogged. The real issue is that one just doesn’t get as much time to play with a baby.
But I have even picked out the screenshots for the next post.