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The Weekend, so far

Yesterday was home improvement day. I brought the camper home, so workers could have access to the house without canine interruption. My summer experience with bulldogs wasn’t great, so I insisted they have air conditioning available. Turns out the camper trick worked well.

I was forced to sequester myself inside the camper with the dogs. I worked on some long suffering edits, but didn’t get them all finished. Don’t tell anyone, but it was awesome.

The workers decided to quit about three o’clock, which I thought was odd. This meant a return visit this morning. We went to the first round of the fair after they left for the day. Our fair has free concerts included in the price of admission. This was the big event last night.

I snapped this pic right before one of our famous summer thunderstorms. To her credit, Joan finished her song in the rain. The Firemarshal made them step offstage. She vowed to come back and finish, and she did. Some people left, but the finale was wonderful.

The concert ran late, but some of the food booths were still open. We went different directions and met at the picnic tables. I wound up with an awesome gyro that I may have to take a repeat visit on.

Just because I’m that way, does anyone else think the hand-washing station looks like an alien?


When the workers left, my house looked like this.

By noon today, the entire job was finished. We really like it, and here’s a pic before we put all the furniture back.

My company is all here, and came in handy for lugging couches back in. We’re headed back to the fair, and the free concert is Trace Adkins. He’s good, but I was more pumped up to see Joan Jett. Today I’m more excited to visit the food vendors with a little more time to cruise around.

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Small successes

I did some work on the Lisa Burton interviews this afternoon. I should have done more, but it's a step in the right direction.

It's kind of important to note that I have a life outside writing too. This weekend we had our date night, and the other night we watched a movie at home. I also call my parents every Sunday, regardless of what might be going on.

Then, of course, there was Game of Thrones. I want to say more, but it just aired and I don't want to ruin it for anyone.

I got to dedicate some time to my WIP this morning, but I wasn't as successful as yesterday. It still amounted to over 1700 words. Kind of mediocre success, but it's still success. I have several months worth of material for critique group, so I'm going to stop sending them Yak Guy and start them on The Hat.

It may be two weeks before I can write again, but I can live with that. We have some company coming next week, and that will be fun too. We intend to go to the fair and enjoy a couple of the concerts. I'm jazzed about Joan Jett, and everyone else wants to see Trace Adkins. I'm sure Adkins is great, but Joan Jett is a legend.

There is also the bonus of fair food. I know it's bad for me, but fair food rocks.

Back to the office for me tomorrow, but I'm sure I can step outside to look at the eclipse. We were married on a solar eclipse many years ago, so it's almost like an anniversary for us.

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