The Artemis rocket launch scheduled for yesterday afternoon was scrubbed again, to the disappointment of hundreds of thousands of people who came to see the historic event. NASA said it was due to more fuel leaks, the same issue they had earlier in the week. As of last night, they didn’t know when they were going to try again, saying it might be as late as mid-October. If they wait until the 15th and do it then I will have an amazing birthday candle, won’t I?
I spent most of yesterday making corrections to more chapters of Big Lake Drunk so I could print them out for Terry to edit and proofread. As happens many times when I am writing, I have no idea where this story is going, but I am definitely enjoying the journey. 😊
After reading about the difficulty Terry was having with her eyes being different after her recent cataract surgery, several blog readers suggested she take the lens out of her glasses on the side for the eye that had surgery. She actually tried that, but it didn’t do any good. Fortunately, surgery for the other eye is scheduled for Tuesday, so she won’t have to wait much longer.
Occasionally I tell readers about TV shows or movies we are watching. One that we heard good things about was Only Murders In The Building on Hulu. We tried watching it and made it halfway through the third episode before we finally gave up. Neither of us are fans of Martin Short, and it was just too goofy to keep our attention.
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. I don’t care how much more I have to pay for boneless watermelon, it’s worth it.
Today is your last chance to enter our Free Drawing for an autographed copy of Big Lake Quarterback, the 17th book in my Big Lake mystery series. Big Lake High School’s star quarterback seems to have it all. Handsome, popular with the girls, adored by the fans, and a talent that his coach is convinced will take him to the big time in professional football. So when Gary Gunkel goes missing a week before the homecoming game, some people in town believe he’s just a typical young man sowing his wild oats. But when the missing boy’s mother shows Sheriff Weber a series of gruesome threatening letters he has received, the sheriff agrees that there might be something more sinister happening. Even more startling, his investigation soon discovers another side to Gary Gunkel, a side that makes Weber question how much he really knows about the young people in his small mountain town.
To enter, click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) 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. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books and audiobooks to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed.
Thought For The Day – There’s a fine line between crazy and free spirited, and it’s usually a prescription.