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Journal 06-14-2015

Good morning or whatever part of the day is for you. Today is Sunday, June 14, 2015. The temperature is 64.3°F and the humidity is 86% at 5:00 a.m. PST (-8 GMT). Weather Underground shows sustained winds at 0 mph with gusts of 1.6 mph. It was overcast and dry where I stuck my head out. And very quiet. Weather Underground is predicting a 0% chance of precipitation and a high of 81° (“warmer than yesterday”) today.

The picture is of the progress painting the kitchen. It’s not done yet, but it’s getting there. The picture was taken at night. I should have taken it during the day.

The fairy tale (and the $20 entry fee) is off into the wide world. The winners will be announced in September—that’s assuming the story doesn’t get rejected outright and come bouncing back to me a whole lot sooner. I’ve got a handful of markets I can send it out to when it does.

Apparently, we’ve got an early morning visitor in the form of a skunk again. Mr. Siduri has noticed spots dug up in the front flower bed. The same morning that I smelled skunk and had to close the back door, he got another whiff of it hours later along the side of the house. With the drought, critters come by looking for water and digging up insects in people’s yards. We had another skunk making the rounds a couple of years ago. One of the neighbor’s kids who left for work at the crack of dawn saw it regularly, making its way down the block.

Off to write another day—

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

Writing schedule:

1. Spend an hour with Siegfried

2. Work on another review for Examiner.



©2015 Denise Longrie

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msiduri wrote on June 14, 2015, 8:46 AM

Oh, yes! I'm just glad the skunk itself didn't get into the backyard and spray Gremlin. That would have been a whole other order of magnitude of awful. And Gremlin being unhappy would just be the beginning.

msiduri wrote on June 14, 2015, 10:03 AM

And gauze. Give a cat a bath in tomato juice would require a blood sacrifice, I'm afraid. emoticon :smile:

wolfgirl569 wrote on June 14, 2015, 11:43 AM

Just hope nobody scares him while he is close to something. My chicken coop got sprayed last year and when it rains I can still smell it

msiduri wrote on June 14, 2015, 12:36 PM

That's what I'm hoping. The little fella is welcome to go about his skunk business. I just don't want him to leave anything behind.

MegL wrote on June 14, 2015, 1:37 PM

Glad we don't have skunks over here. I have never smelt one and from comments over the years, I don't want to! That's a lovely colour on the wall - I would call it bluebell.

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suzzy3 wrote on June 14, 2015, 2:27 PM

Good luck with your story it is over cast and miserable with damping down in the air so a quiet day indoors today.

msiduri wrote on June 14, 2015, 5:14 PM

Thank you! I forget the name the paint store called it. There's a little bit of red in it. In some lights, it looks lavender. In most, though, it looks blue like this. I really like it. And as for skunks, well, they're cute and I've been told they make good pets, but you do not want to be around one if they get angry or nervous, even hours later. There really is nothing like it.

msiduri wrote on June 14, 2015, 5:20 PM

Thanks for the well-wishes! Hope the weather clears up and you can go enjoy the sunshine.