Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Temperature Spike

Yesterday we went from cool, damp spring to boiling summer.  Luckily I managed to get the house cooled down over night, then locked down doors and windows to keep it in.  Seeing as it got up to +37C.  I even managed to get out for a walk, although after six kilometers I pretty much was dinner. 

Today, we are back to normal, rain, and more of it.  Although the temperatures do not seem to want to drop too much.  So it is just muggy...and bug ridden.  Oh my walk should be sooooooo much fun.  Thank the FSM for my east coast burqua. 

Monday, June 24, 2013


Wow, I cannot believe it has been so long since I dropped a note or two on this here blog thing.  The fact of the matter is that I have been doing some writing, but not here.  I'm not sure if my brain doesn't have the capacity to keep all the plates in the air, or if I just am super lazy.  And it isn't helping that I am at the downward side of my creative cycle and the summer (I never seem to be able to make myself do a lot of computer work in the summer.)  I guess I am just conspiring against myself.  But if I had to pick, I think I will pick, just lazy, as the answer, because that seems to be what I am. 

Our weather this month has sucked the big green apple.  It has been wet and miserable most of the time.  Of course not as wet and miserable as it has been in the old homestead.  It sounds like half of the West is underwater right now.  Oh the memories that brings back.  I was stuck up at work during the flood of 1995 and had to take a helicopter ride out because 3/4's of the road was washed away.  (Oh and all the bridges.)  And it looks like the same situation now.  So I guess I shouldn't complain about my damp spring. 

Hubby is out trying to get some kind of part for the German Gem, which seems to suddenly have decided that it needs a lot of work.  And it seems any time we bring our vehicle into the VW shop to fix something, three more things immediately go wrong with it.  And not cheap things. Sigh.  This would not be a good time to buy a new vehicle.  Well I best go and do my walk before I sit down for the day and try to pound out some words on this here contraption. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Wow the internet guy came by today and replaced my antenna and the works.  Apparently water in it makes for an unhappy connection. Thank you Jason!  I am seriously pumped that it is working and I can actually do stuff, and search stuff, and not have to choose what I am going to do online, just in case it goes down.  Did I mention how pumped I am? 

It is a cold, wet, crappy day outside...the hubby actually put a fire on this morning.  It is only plus eleven outside.  Its freaking June.  Yikes.  Of course I shouldn't really get my panties tied in a knot about it because I happen to love going outside for a walk/run when it is cold and raining outside.  Granted not long, long ones because I wouldn't want to turn into a popsicle, but seven or eight K would be perfect. 

So now that I have access to information I may just sit down and write before heading outside.  Lately I have been having issues because I need Google to be able to search/look shit up.  I hate having to put down notes to myself while writing. 

Example -

The war was finally over (look up when the second world war officially ended) he was free as a bird (look up if soldiers really were free right after the war ended or did they have to finish their term) as soon as he got home he bought a car (did the average soldier have enough money to buy a car) twenty five cents would pay for enough gas to get him ( frikkin far would twenty five cents get a person in 1945/46/47).  Iowa reminded him of (France?  Spain? Egypt?  The Moon? Where the hell would he have been stationed, and what did it look like?)  Note to self, put new story into the future.

And so on.

Turns out since Google I've turned into a know nothing moron. 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Chapter 19

I am on chapter 19 of the book I am writing....yowzah!  It has taken a few goodly chunks of time to get here.  But I am here.  Of course, if it goes as long as I think it will, then chapter 50 is still in a galaxy far, far away, and a long time in the future.  I love the creative process, not so much the editing and making it look pretty process.  Oh well. 

We had two serious days of summer this week, Saturday and Sunday was in the mid to high thirties.  That is just crazy!  In fact it was so crazy that the water went from being somewhat chilly like ice, to somewhat pleasant like swimming.  Even the poop brigade to full advantage of it and spent many hours playing in, on, and around the water.  Did I mention in, because there was a lot of that going on.  Now this week it has been in the high teens and low twenties.  (I'm kinda loving the low twenties on a sunny day.  Even though it would be too cold to swim, it is so nice the other 20 hours of the day. 

Well now it is time to eat some blueberries and get back to my writing.  (Are blueberries brain food?  Because I certainly need some of that.)