Sunday, August 27, 2017

Sunday Update - Week 34

Wow, that week went by fast.  And in a total blur.

I wrote about 6000 new words on Early Grave last week.  It was like pulling teeth.  You know the writing is hard when I manage less than a 1K a day average.  But I think I'm on track again.  EG now sits at just over 41K words.

I didn't do anything else writerly.

In reading, I finished that Australian romance.  It was pretty good.  I also read the next book in The Cat Who series.  It was okay, but she's starting to make Qwill's opinions on 'issues' more apparent, and in my opinion, they didn't really have anything to do with the story.  More like she threw them in there to check some virtue signaling boxes.  I hate that.  I'll try one more book and see if it gets better.  If not, I'm done with this series.  Not sure what I'm going to read next.

My fall from back on the 18th has given me some spectacular bruises, and my ankle still hurts, but I'm getting around okay, so it's all good.  I even went fishing once and did some yardwork.  Mom suggested that perhaps I should've gone to a doctor to have it checked.  My answer?  Why?  Pay a bunch of money for x-rays to have her tell me it's a sprain?  Pay her more money for the awesome advice of keeping it elevated and staying off it.  And doctors can't do anything if I broke the HO.  So, that's that.  If it gets worse, I'll suck it up and go see the doc.

Like I said, I did some yardwork.  The moles or voles or whatever the hell they are did a number on my gravel path.  They made a big mound right in the middle of it.  So, I raked all the rock away, dug around a bit, and smoothed it all out again.  On the plus side, it gave me a chance to pull all the weeds in there, too.  I have no illusions I chased the critter away, but I'm disinclined to try more drastic mole/vole measures at this time.  Maybe I'll shell out the money for those sonic things down the road.

Yesterday, Hubs applied Tick-mageddon III for the year.  Once it's dried, I'll finish weeding the gardens and he'll weed the driveway.  Maybe today.  Probably tomorrow.  We'll see.

Okay, that the update from me.  How's about you?


  1. I hope you're at least wearing an ankle brace.

    re: moles/voles
    I've heard from friends who tried the sonic thingies that they don't work.

    re: ticks
    About the only thing I know that kills ticks without pesticides are guinea fowl. If you raise them from chicks they'll stay near your home and keep it tick free once you let them loose.

    Don't go too long without checking out that ankle. If it is broken you're better off in a cast.

  2. Yay for progress on EG!

    I gave up on the Cat Who series long ago because the tossed-in comments irritated me too much.

    I feel the same way you do about doctors. Need to be pretty desperate before I'll go in.

    Wishing you luck getting rid of ticks and moles.

    I'm up to page 191 in 7C, and I think I'm more than halfway done*. Yay!

    * It better be MUCH more than halfway finished, or I'll have a humongous amount to cut out. Can't split it, since most of the chatter so far helps the ending make sense. "-/ (Is that close enough to a ROLL EYES emoji?)

  3. We can compare bruises. I've always suspected we were twin sister born years apart from separate parents. LOL