Wednesday, May 17, 2006


And another couple days of things not exactly going right. This time it was the fault of the city people who didn't notice that Russ had made two payments and turned off the power to the house yesterday. They were, rightly, embarrassed by the mistake and turned it back on today -- but it wasted an entire day, and I didn't sleep last night, either -- so I slept through most of today when we finally got heat again.

I suppose it wasn't really a wasted day. I finished reading about Fishes and Ambphibians -- fascinating book. That means I get to start volume 6 -- reptiles. That should be good! And I'm down to the last few pages in a book on Queen Victoria. I started a new story on my pocket computer, and I spent a good amount of time with the kittens and cats.

I did end up with a sore throat and cold though. Of course it had to be off on a day when it was cold and windy. Tomorrow it's supposed to be up to 80. Couldn't have had it happen then -- oh no, of course not.

On the other hand, we feared that it wasn't the city and that we were facing some expensive electrical work on the house. So it's not all bad.

But it's left me with a bad headache today and an inability to connect with things I need to do. Since it's now 1:30 am, I suspect that I'm not going to get much more done except to read the rest of the book on Victoria (I have, it appears, just four pages left to read), and more work on Vita's Vengeance. I think I have about 200 more pages to go on that book, so with luck I'll have it done this month.

But that's it. Really. I need to finish reading this book so that I can feel like I accomplished something again! Posted by Picasa


Jean said...

And I see you have two new editors in training.

That cold thing is making the rounds. I've been miserable for three days now. Hope you feel better soon.

cherylp said...

It's not true that you won't be missed at ConQuesT. _I'll_ miss you.

Zette said...

Laughing about the two new editors. Like Pip, who almost always is right there (but isn't pleased about the kittens) wouldn't be enough!

I hate this cold. It's one of those where if I try to sleep I just start coughing and feeling worse.

And it looks as though Russ and I will make it for one day to ConQuesT. That's better than I had hoped! With any kind of luck (not that we've had any kind of luck lately, but never mind that part).... Anyway, with any kind of luck we'll be down there on Saturday. I don't know what we're going to do about the kittens, though.

Gabriele C. said...

And I see you have two new editors in training.

And soon they'll shred a sucky manuscript as fast as Killer Yapp, Miss Snark's famous poodle.

I have some suspicions Killer Yapp has woodle poove blod. :)