Monday, August 25, 2014


Late post today.  There are many reasons.  Here are some:

So, I got my book back from the editor last week, and I've decided to make one rather significant change in the story (in addition to some other minor ones, of course), and so that's giving me some inner turmoil...

I mean, it's easy to talk about making a change in the book, but the actual changing takes time.  And, not just time for writing it, but time for thinking about it.  I have to follow the narrative and see the ripple effect of the change, and then I feel slightly overwhelmed.

So, there's that.

Then, my wife is gearing us up for school (she handles the majority of curriculum issues), and she's also sewing a lot (some things for some friends and also for the 2nd child's birthday which is fast approaching).

And, this weekend we've started prepping for winter.  It's been all over the news lately that this winter is supposed to be worse than last year's, which was pretty rough.  Long, snowy, and cold, with an ice storm thrown in for good measure.

 My Dad came over and helped me chop wood this weekend (the wife took the pictures and also chopped up smaller pieces of wood for kindling).  The girls and my niece (who was visiting) made a really strange house out of sticks and Styrofoam.

Also, because of all this, the house has been a wreck. I spent this morning cleaning it, and cattle-prodding the girls to clean as well. We've got some work to do.

So, life is happening at our house. It's the end of August, which means that school will be starting soon, the cider mill is open, and we're gearing up for apple picking.

Here's hoping we can fit it all in.

1 comment:

  1. I picked up Annabelle's birthday gift today. I hope she likes as much as I do. I know y'all are excited about the cider mill. Good stuff!