I had set an alarm for 0800 Friday morning and was intending to spend the 90 minutes following that having breakfast, washing dishes, having a shower and then making sure I was okay to leave my flat. I ended up spending nearly 30 minutes longer than that before leaving but managed most of what I intended. After the nearly 30 minute walk to halfway along Homestead Lane I joined the group that had started this years' SAGA 48 hours of gaming for Charity.
Because I was late I ended up not playing anything for about an hour, but then spent most of the rest of the day involved in some sort of gaming. As I'd not made any attempt to get sponsorship this year (I'd not really known if I'd be there long enough to try staying awake for the full thing) I felt no particular need to be playing at all times. When I'd left home and for most of the early part of the day there I'd been expecting to leave, probably not long after midnight. When it got that late I'd just finished a game of Die Macher and was feeling up to more games so I stayed longer, and then found myself the only other person there to play boardgames besides one of those that had got sponsorship for the entire weekend. If I'd left then she'd have been on her own and basically unable to do what people had sponsored her for, so I stayed. When the sun came up and others were again there to play boardgames I didn't feel like leaving anymore so I stayed longer. It wasn't until about noon that I stopped playing games, and chose to nap on a couch for a while. I managed to time that nap (possibly with assistance) so that when someone had to leave I was able to take over for the last couple of turns. By the time dinner came around on Saturday I'd played another couple of games, winning one of the only four games I won total, two of which I'd been teaching all the others. By that stage it had become obvious that I wasn't going to be heading home and I played a bunch more games through until late Sunday morning. With the expected drop off in mental ability of those that had been awake all (or even most of) the time I wasn't inclined to ask about particular games that I might have been more inclined to play so mostly it was short, simple games for the last several hours.
After I got home on the Sunday there was a few minutes sorting myself out before I headed to church for the first time in more than a month. It seems I've committed myself to heading back more often, which I don't regret, it was good to see a number of the people there, including the children that asked about where I'd been. About midway through that afternoon I fell asleep while I'd been watching YouTube videos and ended up heading to bed before 1800. I woke again about 2300 and decided to get up again for another couple of hours, going back to bed about 0200, leading to another eleven hours of sleep. I think I'm about back to my normal already, although the big test is going to be going back to work, whenever that happens to be.This entry was originally posted at http://avron.dreamwidth.org/172032.html. Feel free to comment here as normal, or there using OpenID.