Can you believe this did not score an invite?
It is six thirty when I wake up. There’s a silicone mask attached to my face which is in turn, attached to a machine that helps me sleep at night. I blink a few times and do a short assessment.
I feel like I slept, which is remarkable, even with the CPAP.
I stretch a bit, cracking my neck and turning off the machine. I get up and remove the silicone mask and walk over to the bathroom. I start hot water in the sink and then wash the mask out with some hot water and baby shampoo. I shake the bottle and it’s almost empty.
I think amazon is already sending me another two bottles, so I don’t worry about it. It’s amazing how much of this stuff I go through in a month. I place the mask on the side of the sink to dry, then return to the bedroom to grab the humidifier chamber. I toss out the water in the bathroom sink and place the chamber on its side to dry.
I get dressed, and check the weather. Not too cold, but foggy.
I think I’m ready, so I activate my scanner. ADA’s voice, slightly clipped and yet familiar comes through loud and clear.
“Lock on established.”
“Downloading latest intel package.”
“Welcome back. It’s been 10 hours since your last login.”
“I was getting worried about you.”