The Day 7-11-20

Well, it’s certainly nice having a working air conditioner. Not only does the system cool things down on a hot day, it also reduces the humidity, which is amazing lately. Saturday was pretty quiet. I got another letter from the state tax department. I swear it’s going to be time to file this years taxes by the time I get last year’s mess sorted out. Can’t do anything about it until tomorrow, so for now the letter sits on my desk glowering at me. I’m trying to ignore it with limited success. After an excellent lunch and an episode of Read more…


The Day – 7-10-20

So as I mentioned yesterday, my air conditioner died on the hottest day of the year. Happily, my HVAC guy got the parts he needed and came back in the middle of the afternoon and we installed them. I should say he installed them and I held a couple of very hot pieces of metal grating when he needed an extra hand. Nothing like working out in the sun when it’s ninety-five degrees and seventy percent humidity. Not that I needed the reminder, but it’s good to have an indoor job. The unit needed a new fan motor and a Read more…


The Day – 7-9-20

So I just spent the last hour and fifteen minutes helping the HVAC guy work on my air conditioning system. Looks like I have two parts that are on the verge of dying, the fan motor and some other thing I can’t remember the name of. Lucky for me, my guy is great. He’s going to get the parts and will get it fixed this afternoon. Good thing too, since it’s supposed to reach 95 degrees today. Okay, with that out of the way, we can jump back to yesterday. Another miserably hot and humid day. I had to make Read more…


The Day – 7-8-20

The heat wave has begun. The temperature reached 93 in my backyard yesterday and the humidity was up there as well. Today and tomorrow are supposed to be even hotter. I won’t lie, I handle heat poorly. I’d much prefer a nice cool day. Not that the weather takes requests, more’s the pity. Given the miserable weather, I only left the house to get the mail and water my flowers. On the plus side, I wrote 6 more pages and finished the rough draft of Book 5 in the Portal Wars Saga. The final word count was 71,002 though that Read more…


The Day – 7-7-20

I had a pretty quiet day yesterday. The only real project that required my attention was a pair of rusty lawn ornaments that needed a fresh coat of black paint. Since I have no news to speak of, I’ll jump straight into updates. Or I should say update. I only have one, but it’s a big one. I booked my narrator for the first four books in the Portal Wars Saga. Joe Hempel has done the audio for all my books through Tantor, so it was an easy choice, even though I did look around at a few others. ┬áHe’s Read more…


The Day – 7-6-20

So I had another errand to run yesterday. Happily the weather was gorgeous and it was a nice drive through the mountains. The bicyclers were out in force turning the road into an obstacle course. And much of the trip is curvy and narrow so getting around them safely can be a trial. It’s also the heart of construction season, so dump trucks and other big vehicles are everywhere. And the hikers. Oh my goodness. I counted thirty cars between the two trailheads I passed. On the one hand having them here is good for the local economy. On the Read more…