Hi everyone,

Well I haven’t posted since last month. Sorry about that but I’ve been dug deep into finishing my book. I’m finally finished with my third draft and now it goes to a copy editor to help with the final polishing… you know, plot, grammar, spelling, etc. It feels kind of like handing a paper into my teacher and hoping there won’t be too much red ink on it when I get it back.

Anyway I haven’t forgotten you. You’d think I could have taken time to write a couple of small posts but I’m afraid my head gets hyper-focused sometimes.

I’m hoping to be a bit better balanced while writing my next one.

Car stuck in snow

February, as usual, decided to give us a last blast of Winter before Spring. Now I don’t mind the snow, my wife and I enjoy how beautiful the yard looks all covered in a white blanket… Ahem… probably because it covers all the stuff I was supposed to clean up last Fall.

But my admiration for the white stuff vanished when I got stuck in our driveway. We don’t have a normal kind of suburban driveway. We live in the country. Ours is about 500 feet long and dips down into a gully then climbs up to the road.

This wouldn’t have been a problem when the snow was, well, snow. But it was melting into slush which means there was very little traction. I was stupid to even try to go anywhere. I should have stayed home. But, oh no, the macho man in me took over; I could do it… no problem.

Yea right.

Tow truck stuck in snowThree hours later the tow truck came and as you can see, he got stuck too. Finally, after four hours and $400, I was pulled free. Yes, that’s right… $400!!!! AAA sure earned it’s fee that day.

So I’ve had my car parked near the road for a couple days. The weather has turned now with temperatures in the upper 40’s so I should be able to get the car back home.

Please, Spring, get here soon.

I’ve had that dizziness for the last three days. It went away when they discovered it was being caused by a medication overdose. I don’t have that problem anymore so this must be for another reason. I have not been getting enough sleep lately so perhaps that’s it. I am refusing to believe Leuk is doing it.

Regardless of the dizzies I’m sitting at my desk writing. I figure I can’t fall down if I’m not standing up LOL. Speaking of LOL, I’m not really Laughing Out Loud, just smiling. Maybe there should be an SAL (Smiling A Little).

So, here I go. After this post I’m hitting the book. I hope to write at least 1,000 words today which isn’t much. I should write a lot more than that. We’ll see how it goes.

The snow is still thick outside so I’m not going anywhere which means I have no excuse to not write. Writing is a strange task. At times you really want to do it and at other times it seems like a chore.

So for now I’ll give you Spock’s immortal words:

Live Long and Proper

Feeling great today. Designed a business card for my son’s electrical business and am now about to do some writing.

It’s a relatively warm day for winter. The sun is shining through the clouds and it feels like Spring is closer.

I finally got all our stuff moved back into the house yesterday. Whew, glad that job is done.

My only concern now is that I get enough gym exercise to be ready for next month’s Big Climb. I’m moving a bit slower this year and need to get the kinks out so I can make it all the way to the top.

If you want more info about the climb please see my post about it. If you want to donate to sponsor my climb just click on the notice you see at the top right of this page.

Take care all.

A bottle of cougar urine

I was cleaning out my office and guess what I found…

Yes it really is cougar pee. Back when I was having trouble with beavers invading my property I had big hopes for this stuff. I planned on spreading it around the ditch where they build their dam in order to scare them away.

But then I read the warning label: “May attract other Cougars”.

Wisely I decided to not use it. The question is what do I do with it now?

Perhaps an even more interesting question is how exactly do they collect the stuff? This in not synthetic. It’s the real thing. So, they buy a sample cup from a medical supply house then walk up to the cougar and say ‘please give me a sample’?

Whomever does this job I hope they’re paying him enough.