We have spent the last few days getting back into our normal routines here at home after being on the road so much lately. Somebody recently asked me how our first summer in Florida was, and I told them I didn’t know, because we spent so much of it out of town.
We got home last Friday, and then it took us a couple of days to just decompress, catch our breath, and get caught up on all the normal chores like laundry, paperwork, answering emails, and things like that that got pushed to the back burner while we were gone.
With that out of the way, Miss Terry was finally able to start the weaving project she had set up on her big Glimakra loom before we left to take the Winnebago to PPL Motorhomes in Houston. While she has done a lot of weaving on her smaller Baby Wolf loom, this is the first project on the Glimakra. She had a couple of false starts before she got into it, learning how to throw the shuttle across such a long width and getting used to the feel of the bigger loom, but before long she got a handle on it and was happily weaving away
For my part, I’ve spent the last few days at my desk working on my new John Lee Quarrels book, Badge Bunny. I’m making good progress, about 3,500 words the first couple of days, then 5,000 more Tuesday and close to 7,000 yesterday. That puts me at 42,000 words overall, well past the halfway point.
Writing will be pretty much all I do the rest of the year, making up for lost time as I get this book out, then the next issue of the Gypsy Journal, and then another Big Lake book. That’s not going to leave a lot of time for playing, but if I keep my nose to the grindstone and get it all done, it will be four books for the year, which was my goal.
We did take some time to do a quick repair the other day. While we were in Texas, the plastic housing that held the driver’s side sun visor on our Explorer shattered. At first Terry thought she could use superglue to put it back together, but the plastic was so brittle and there were so many pieces that it didn’t take long to realize wasn’t going to happen. So I logged onto Amazon and was able to order a replacement kit. Figuring that if one broke the other wasn’t far behind, I actually ordered replacement kits for both the driver and the passenger side.
They are actually constructed of metal instead of the original plastic and were easy to install. I think the whole project took Terry less than 30 minutes. One screw puts the tension on the visor arm to lock it in place and two mounting screws, and that was it.
Then all she had to do was put on the plastic covers and she was done. They look just like new and work fine!
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We’ve been out of town so much that I have fallen behind in our free drawings. I apologize for that, and let’s start a new one today. This week’s prize is an audiobook of The Guardians by Mandy M. Roth. It’s a paranormal romance tale of demons, gods, and pleasure nymphs. 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 – The choice to remain silent can be as powerful as the choice to speak.