Yesterday afternoon I finished A Changing World, the fifth book in my Tinder Street family saga and my 52nd book overall. It came in at 96,753 words. Terry edited and proofread the last four chapters, and after making her corrections, I sent it off to Judy and Roberta to be proofread again. I hope to have it out by the weekend.
This will be my first book for this year. Usually I have one book out by now and I’m close to knocking out a second one, but with buying our house here in Alabama, moving, and everything involved in that, I am way behind schedule. My last book release was on Christmas when Big Lake Drunk came out. I plan to take a few days to catch my breath, then I will be back at it, working on my next project.
We had a lot of clouds and some scattered showers yesterday, which helped keep the temperature a little better in check. Once the last chapters of the book were done, I went out to Terry’s garden to pick up the last of the ground cover fabric and store it in the garage to be used for something else I have planned later. While I was out there, I noticed that some of her vegetable plants are beginning to really take off.
After I finished that, I spread some grass seed and fertilizer on some of the bare patches in both the front and backyard, hoping they will take and things will start to fill out some more there. We do have quite a bit of grass growing in the backyard where they scraped off the ground cover and re-sloped the yard, then planted seed and covered it with straw. But there are a lot of areas where the new grass has not come up, and I know that once the rainy season starts we’re going to be dealing with mud again if we don’t do something.
Today is supposed to be a repeat of yesterday weather-wise, and I hope so because there are some things I need to get done. One of them is going to Tuscaloosa Tractor Company to pick up a brush hog mower for the back of my Kubota that they have been holding for me since before we left to go to Florida for Terry’s appointments at Mayo. I will use it for maintaining our trails and other areas where the tractor’s mid-mount mower or the Husqvarna riding lawnmower are not up to the job. If Travis isn’t busy, I’m going to ask him to come with me, and maybe they can give us a lesson on hooking up the mid-mount mower, which we still have not been able to figure out even after watching all kinds of YouTube videos.
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. Isn’t this just common sense? Does water need a warning label?
Thought For The Day – When people tell me “You’re going to regret that in the morning,” I sleep in until noon because I’m a problem solver.