Terry had a dentist appointment yesterday morning, and she was up and out the door early. After she left I spent some time answering e-mails, checking the news online to see who we were at war with today, and then settled down to work.
I needed to clarify some dates for different incidents in the mid-1930s to make sure I had the timeline for them correct in my new book, and discovered that I had something happening in the book that didn’t occur until four months later in real life. So I did some rewriting and then moved that chapter around to make things flow correctly. With that out of the way, I got down to some serious writing, or at least narrating.
I worked for a couple of hours when my friend author Frank Butterfield called and said he was in the area and wondered if he could stop by. Sure, anytime is a good time to visit with Frank. When he got here, we talked about the book projects we are each working on, he ran a couple of ideas past me, and I think I ran a couple of past him, and then we started solving most of the problems of the world. Frank is super intelligent and a fascinating man to talk to, and I learn something new every time we get together.
After a while, Terry came home and joined the conversation, and after Frank left, I went back to my office and started working again. An hour or so later, our friend Jennifer from across the street came over for a visit, and between the three of us, we solved the few remaining problems the world has that we hadn’t solved with Frank. We all live in a much better place now, and you’re welcome.
In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, Terry had made corned beef, some kind of fried cabbage, boiled potatoes, and delicious rolls for dinner on Thursday. We had some corned beef left over, so after Jennifer left, Terry used it to make corned beef sandwiches for dinner.
While she was doing that I finished the last chapter I had been working on and did a word count, and came out at 4,650 words for the day. Not too shabby.
After dinner, we watched television for a while. We had been hearing thunder off in the distance for at least three hours, and about 8:30 we got hit with a heavy thunderstorm, with lots of lightning and a tremendous amount of wind-driven rain. Then, two hours later, it was like somebody threw a switch, and it just instantly stopped. We had some light rain falling, and a few last rumbles of thunder, and the storm was gone, just like that.
It seemed like the day went just as fast as the storm came and went, and before we knew it, it was time to get the blog done and head for bed.
And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.
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Thought For The Day – I did not trip and fall. I attacked the floor, and so far I’m winning.