The snow and ice are still melting here.
We only got about two inches, if that, but it was mostly sleet and freezing rain, and Oklahoma doesn’t deal with that very well. The vo-tech school where my wife works was closed or on virtual days for the entire week. Grandson certainly enjoyed the extra time with Grandma.
That’s pushed back the driveway work for at least a week to ten days, if not longer. The ice and snow will be gone by next week, but I don’t know how dry the contractor wants it before he pours. Plus, we’re supposed to get rain next Tuesday and Wednesday, so that’s not going to help things. There’s a chance of snow on Friday, too, just for good measure. I’m sure he’s going to have to re-grade the driveway by the time he’s ready to pour there. The good news is that temps seem to be on the rise already. We’ll see.
Our inside work isn’t progressing any more quickly. We’ve had a leak of some sort in the master shower, probably a cracked floor pan. It’s bad enough that the common wall between the bathroom and the kitchen is suffering water damage. We’ve traded phone calls and voicemails for a month with a contractor, and we still haven’t had anyone out to look at it.
I’m still picking my way through Political Seduction, slowly. It’s difficult for me to get past the fundamental differences I think I have with Dr. Brown.
I also picked up five free books via Authors Cross Promotion. They’re all mysteries and two of them are paranormals. I’m calling it research and continuing education. Yeah, that’s it.
3,900 words on Ghost as of Saturday. They’ve finally caught up with the killer, but what can ghosts do to a bad guy?
I made my writing goal for the week for the first time this year. My yearly word count goal is 225,000 words in blogging and fiction. That means I need to put out about 4,330 words each week, give or take. I missed that goal horribly the first two weeks, but the word counts have been inching their way up. I missed it by 1700 words two weeks ago, but only 900 words last week.
This week I beat my goal by 40 words. Looking at last year’s numbers, I only managed to beat my weekly goal six times, and the first time wasn’t until mid-April. My average deficit was over 2,250 words.
It’s progress, and I’ll take it.
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