I planned on writing some new fiction today, but it didn’t quite work out the way we planned. The new range was scheduled to arrive today, and my wife had an appointment for an alignment and service on her car.
The original plan was to have me wait for Sears, and keep an eye on the dogs. She would take the car and go shopping on the way home. Somewhere in the middle of coffee she said she was cancelling her car appointment, because the area behind the old range was dirty.
I suggested that if that was a big deal we could simply trade tasks. I would slide the old range out and she could have things ready before Sears even got here.
When I got to the dealership, they said to expect a four and a half hour wait. They also said the diagnostic on a Bluetooth problem she was having would be $199, and it might not solve anything. I called my wife, and we’re going to try a couple of things on our own. At minimum, we can completely disconnect her phone, then re-acquaint it with her car. That might fix things.
I fooled everyone though. Peterson Motors has a small business section with wifi and places to plug in electronics. I brought my iPad with me and set up shop. Without the Bluetooth issue, the appointment only took two hours.
I managed about 1200 new words. That isn’t great, but considering the environment, I’m pretty happy about it.
The big bad revealed himself. The love interest is a captive, and the boys are forced into doing something evil to prevent further evil being done upon her person. I’m anxious to get through this section and start generally making a big mess of things and wreaking havoc. I might even get to kill some characters before the weekend ends.
It wasn’t a perfect day, but I salvaged it in pretty acceptable fashion.
Tonight we decided to christen our new range by…
…wait for it…
Ordering Tai takeout food.
Two more days off. I have at least one post to assemble and schedule, but I expect more fiction to happen too. I’ll have the place to myself on President’s Day.