Hello and Welcome! Come on in out of the cold! i’ll get you a steaming hot mug of very strong French Roast, a cuppa tea or other warm beverage. It is pretty frigid and will be worse tomorrow and next day, but then it will warm back up. In the mean time, we are preparing for a storm. You know that storm that wreaked havoc across the country shooting a diagonal from Washington to the Carolinas? Now that it’s hit the Ocean it is heading up the coast directly at us. At least I’m not on Cape Cod this weekend! They’re going to get slammed (Blizzard and Gale conditions, over a foot of snow, etc.). So, if I’m not on Cape Cod, where am I? Many may recognize that beautious synthesizer in the image at the top of the page as being up in New Hampshire.
It was a pretty good week. I started off kayaking on Saturday and Sunday. Really. And then driving from Cape Cod to New Hampshire Sunday (after kayaking). It was hard to get back into the swing of things on Tuesday. Real hard! I felt out of it all day. The week was hard, but a few major issues were solved (I hope!).
I spent most of my spare time working on my book. I have sent it out to my last contact to do a low level edit. I’ve been playing around with formatting, which is never fun. Word will not let me do some of the things I want to do. I think I’ll have to move it into Acrobat for most of it, but that means I’ll have to buy Acrobat. It’s like $14 or $15 a month. Is it worth it? I’ll see. One thing, I need the first page of the first story on an odd page. Every time I put in a table of contents it forces it to an even page. So I add or remove a blank page, rebuild the table of contents so it is correct and it forces it back to an even page by adding a blank page in. I’m a person that hates “Wizards” in computer programs. I want 100% control. I still do a lot of work on the command line because it gives me control a Windows interface takes away. Older versions of Word let me choose to do it myself, but i can’t find a way t take total control with this version. Even when I build the table manually it forces that first page of the first story to an even page every time. Do I sound frustrated?
Overall though, I am very happy with my progress on the book. Hint: it won’t be long (which sounds like a Beatles’ song) before you see it. Everything I do or say reminds me of a song. Which goes back to one of my posts this week, but I’ll get to that later.
This was a very smiley week on my blog. The Weekly Smile has been going on for a year! Since the roots of the Weekly Smile was A Smile a Day I decided to post a new Smile every day for a week, Wednesday to Wednesday. So, since my last Coffee Share I did Week 52 posts on Saturday (2016 – living life!), Sunday (kayaking on New year’s Day!), Monday (A year with the Weekly Smile) and Tuesday (Weekly Smile logo from early sensual idea to newly cleanup version for 2017). Of course then Wednesday was The Weekly Smile 53, the first for the new year! I did other posts besides Smile posts. On Tuesday I posted a poem about reflection. On Wednesday I posted a 100 word story for Friday Fictioneer (a little less G-Rated than my typical story). On Thursday I put up a Throwback post about my first “real” digital camera, the Olympus E-10, with some samples of the best pictures I took with it the first year I had it (15 years ago!). Going through the stories for my book I came across one were I had suggested a song. I suddenly panicked. I did research it last year and thought it was OK, but suddenly I was insure. I put up a post asking what people thought. Following a few links and then following links from there I feel much more comfortable with it.
As always there are a million things to do today. I mean, I already had a hair cut (8 AM appointment) and have done a few chores around the house. But there will be a day full of activity. And some non-activity while I relax from the week :) I’m about to get up and get myself another cup of coffee and can get you something to put in your travel mug. Stay warm! Thanks for stopping by! If you have a coffee share, I’ll try to stop by for another chat.
I hope you have a great weekend and a great week ahead!
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