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Journal 04-30-2015

Good morning or whatever part of the day it is for you. Today is Thursday April 30, 2015. The temperature is 67.8°F and the humidity is 47% at 8:33 a.m. PST (-8 GMT). Weather Underground shows sustained winds at 0.7 with gusts of 1.6 mph. It’s nice and bright and sunny already with a few light clouds. Last night, we had a spectacular sunset, with pinks and oranges galore. Weather Underground is predicting a 0% chance of precipitation and a high of 91° today. It’s supposed to be “much cooler.” Yesterday, we were getting readings on our various thermometers of anywhere from 97-100°. In April. Too damn hot already in the year.

Just got back from dropping the car off at the dealer’s. We tried a couple of other places, but they didn’t have the battery I needed. One guy said he could get it from the dealer, so we just decided to take it to the dealer, something Mr. Siduri is always on me to avoid. They want a $125 to inspect (I hope they’re doing more than looking at it….) and $425 to replace. The service guy told me they have the battery in stock, but the guy on the phone yesterday told me they have to order it. So I won’t be surprised when the service guy calls me back to tell me they have to order it. So. $550 for replacing a battery. I’ll go to my room now and cry a little bit.

Mr. Siduri is getting serious about redoing the master bathroom. He tore out the baseboards and patched the drywall behind them. Now he’s replacing the light fixture, which was original to the house. It was pretty corroded. The insulation on the wires was starting to deteriorate as well, so it’s best to send it on to its reward. That bathroom has no fan. It has a window which is seldom open because it faces the street.

He also bought another new toilet, which, like the one in the guest bathroom is reputed (we don’t plan to put this to the test) to be able to flush 17 golf balls or three cellphones in a single flick of the wrist. It’s also a low-flow toilet, making up in velocity what is lack in capacity. As I’ve noted before, it sounds like little hurricane. I feel bad using it in the middle of the night.

He also wants to replace the medicine chest which, like everything, has become corroded with the humidity. So far, searches for a suitable replacement have been unrewarding. There hinged medicine chests, but since the bathroom is so small, this is not a good idea. The one we have no has sliding doors. They seemed to have gone out of fashion. Pity. They’re so useful.

I’ve added a few touches to Siegfried the critique group suggested and some more they didn’t. I like it quite a bit better. I still have to work in more setting. Now all I have to do is finish the whole damn thing.

Thanks for reading. Hope you and yours are all well and happy. Hope the day brings you good things.

Writing schedule:

1. Continue reading Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction.

2. Refurbish another sci-fi review and post it.

3. Do a sorta daily writing prompt.

4. Continue researching and rewriting chapter 1 using critique group’s suggestions. On to chapter 2.

5. Read and review “Vital Ingredient.”

6. Review the Van De Mieroop book on cuneiform for Examiner and on other before May 4.

7. Critique another chapter in “Infinite Prison” and send it back to J.



©2015 Denise Longrie

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MegL wrote on April 30, 2015, 12:53 PM

That's a busy day for warm weather. We seldom get weather that warm.

msiduri wrote on April 30, 2015, 4:19 PM

Yes. Warmer weather coming this summer, I'm afraid. We could use some of the legendary British rain, though, if you have any to spare...?

msiduri wrote on April 30, 2015, 4:21 PM

LOL!! No, going to reserve those thrones for their god-given purpose, I'm afraid. If we flushed golf balls, someone would be receiving them on the other side with great annoyance.