By working pretty much nonstop except to sleep, Terry finished proofing and editing Big Lake Brewpub yesterday afternoon. I was busy making corrections as she did, and had them finished and sent it off to my second proofreader yesterday evening.
Now she’ll do her thing and get it back to me and I’ll make those changes, then format it and get it uploaded to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and the other online e-book venues. It should be available this weekend.
Once that’s all done, my next project will be formatting this, the last two Big Lake books, and Black Friday for their printed editions. And then it’s time to start on my next book, which I think will be the sequel to Dog’s Run, my mystery story set in a small Ohio town in 1951. Many people tell me this was my best book ever and I know it’s my favorite. When I wrote it, I didn’t expect it to have a sequel, but I never know what the voices inside my head are going to tell me to do until I sat down at the keyboard.
I wrote in yesterday’s blog that we were still having problems getting all of the channels on our Dish receiver and that they were sending out a mobile technician to check it out. He arrived yesterday afternoon and spent a couple of hours trying to figure out what the problem is. After determining that it wasn’t the receiver, he went up on the roof of our motorhome and checked out our Winegard Trav’ler automatic rooftop antenna.
He replaced the head with the three LNBs, and then the antenna dish itself, but it did not solve the problem. He also noted that the cable that goes from the antenna through the roof to the receiver looked to be in rough shape, with a lot of cracked insulation. He also called another tech for his input and tried to couple of things he suggested, but still with no success.
By then it was late and the sun was starting to get low in the sky so he gave me a number to call at Dish today to talk to someone who supposedly deals more with RV installations. He also gave me a portable Dish antenna, along with about 20 or 30 feet of cable and a tripod, so I may try that today and see if that makes any difference. If not, it will still be good to have in case we find ourselves parked under heavy tree cover sometime and can’t get a signal.
It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time to kick off a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of my buddy George Wier’s excellent small town mystery, Murder In Elysium. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.
Thought For The Day – None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm. – Henry David Thoreau