Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you a nice large mug of a very strong French Roast or a cuppa tea. It is a gorgeous morning. It is very cool but still very humid from last night’s storms. It’s funny because despite all of the rain the ground is still dry and dusty. We are in a drought here and the ground soaking up the water so quickly that you can tell it rained only from the wet pavement proves it.
And where are we? Some of you may see the picture at the top and know we are in Beautiful New Hampshire.
It has been a weird week. After a long (10 days) vacation down at the cottage on Cape Cod I returned to my home in New Hampshire. Unfortunately i forgot part of my laundry down there. If you remember, our washer broke so I brought two weeks of cloths down with me. Well, all of my hanging shirts are still in the closet. Since I pretty much wear only hanging shirts (so, so much more comfortable than T-Shirts when it’s warm!) that means I really don’t have many. I planned on taking a quick jaunt back down there, but tend to stay away during major holidays – two years ago we were told it took people over 10 hours to drive the 30 miles to get off of the Cape! So we picked a few nice shirts up on EBay and I’m going to suffer and wear T-shirts ;) It will be a couple of more weeks.
It was very busy getting back to work. I had training this week so did half days for three days. Still a lot of work to do!
There is also a lot of work to do around the house. I got a small amount of mowing done before a quick shower stopped it. I hope to finish today. There are a million other things to do, which is another reason i didn’t travel this week.
Last week I finished a quick edit of all of the stories in the collection I’m working on. I didn’t do anything this week since i was so busy. Well, until last night. Last night I went through three stories. I plan on doing this run through, then a third and then send it out to a few beta readers.
I also didn’t do too much blogging. The last two days I was able to visit a few more than before, but still not many. I vote for a 36 hour day and 9 day week (still 40 hour work week, though ). maybe then I’d be able to get about 2% of what I want done.
i didn’t post much either, at least not until yesterday. On Sunday I posted my Weekly Smile Week 25 reminder. On Tuesday I put up a post explaining that I didn’t have time to post. On Wednesday I posted my Week 26 smile – only one person has joined me. Please add your smiles – here’s the linky. On Thursday I put up a Throwback post about vacationing with our first boxer, Brady, talking mostly about kayaking. Then there was Friday :) I posted a short story in the morning and then later put up a Friday Fictioneer story followed almost immediately by a second one, this about The Battle for the Somme. Yes, I did almost as many posts on Friday as the rest of the week combined.
After I finish here I’m going to go running while it is still cool – I haven’t been in a week because of the heat. Then mow, break down about 500 boxes (half serious), do other yard work, etc. I’ll enjoy the nice day and get a bit of sun while I’m at it and I have two very high energy dogs to entertain. So a busy day. But I’ll be around, off and on, and catch up with you.
So that was my week, and it was good week and is getting better. How about you? How has your week been? I hope it was good! If you do a coffee post I’ll try to catch up, If you don’t do a coffee post, perhaps you should consider it ;)
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