…my eyes are playing up again. I’d left off putting in the twice-daily eyedrops about a week ago, thinking that maybe the dry eyes thing was just a temporary phase.
But it’s not – yesterday I woke up with blurred sight, barely able to read anything. So the day was spent lying on the sofa, dutifully watering my eyes every now and then. This morning, things did seem too bad, so I got down to some work on the puter. But after only a couple of hours, I was back to squinting and swearing. I can only read the screen right now because I have the browser text sizing cranked up (to about 250% by the look of it). So it will be back to the sofa soon.
Unfortunately for me, the sofa is in the living room in front of the telly, and there’s live footie on this afternoon and tonight that B will be watching. Oh my, how will I contain the pleasure?
One of the things I managed to finish this morning was my Astrology Shop. Me and B have decided that we really need to increase our income any way we can. So he’s gone and got a huge and pricey new printer and is going to troll for more printing work, while I’m going to be flogging my astrology stuff.
I’m also getting on with other ways of raising cash – I’m selling off books on Amazon, flogging a few items on eBay (neither very successful so far); I’ve also volunteered to help out with a new blog for WordPress users, run by my hosting company. I won’t be getting any money for it, but they’re offering participants a discount on future hosting costs. Every little helps, as they say.
And I’m watching my Adsense earnings slowly creeping up to the magic $100 mark, which is the minimum amount payable. If the dollar keeps on falling against the pound, that will be worth
about less than Â£50 by the time I get my paws on it, in a month or so’s time. Which might be enough to buy myself a little prezzie – maybe that graphics tablet I’ve been promising myself for ages?
Plus, when my eyes sort themselves out, I’ll get on with a long-term project that will, with luck, start making me some decent money this time next year. Don’t want to say too much about it in public, though.