It sure feels good to be writing again. Anytime I’m away from it I realize how much I miss doing it. Except for my daily RV blog I have not had any time for writing the last few weeks, but I’m back at it and things are rolling right along. Friday I wrote 1,500 words in my new Big Lake book, and yesterday I got out another 4,371 words.
I did stop for a while to visit with Greg White, who came by to help me with a couple of computer issues. One was with my Asus laptop, which had been shutting down after a period of inactivity, even though it stays plugged into AC power. I thought I had all of the sleep/hibernate energy saving settings right, but Greg managed to figure something out and solved the problem.
The other problem was my Samsung Tab. While we were at Escapade I could not get it to update its location settings to allow me to process credit cards. It kept insisting that I was still in Bradenton, Florida, though I have used it a lot since we left there back in December. But after playing with it a while we both decided that the problem was probably the terrible internet at the Pima County Fairgrounds, with so many people trying to get online at the same time. Here it works just fine and I was able to run test credit card payments with both my PayPal and Square card readers.
While I was busy with all that, Miss Terry and her mom were shopping. Monday is Terry’s sister Dani’s birthday and we’re having a family dinner to celebrate this afternoon, and they needed to stock up on goodies. Back at home, Terry made a delicious chicken Parmesan dinner. We’ve been so busy that there wasn’t a lot of time to be at home, so we’ve been eating out a lot lately. She has missed cooking as much as I have writing, and it was great to have a quiet dinner together, just the two of us.
After dinner she made a gluten free pistachio cake with strawberry macaron topping for Dani’s birthday, using ground nuts as the flour. I’m sure it will be just as delicious as everything else she makes. And in only a few hours I get to find out!
Today is your last chance to enter this week’s Free Drawing for an audiobook of my pal Jason Deas’ Birdsongs, the first book in his excellent Benny James mystery series. 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 this evening.
Thought For The Day – I miss being able to slam my phone down when I hang up on somebody. Violently pressing End Call just doesn’t have the same effect for me.