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October 1, 2012

As you can guess, life is really hectic about now. I still haven't moved over to my new computer -- hope to get to that this week -- and we're trying to adjust to Russ with work and driving. He needs to find a place down there. I think he's just too tired after all the driving each day.

Having trouble getting caught up on writing, too! Ack! NaNo is coming!

October 2, 2012

Getting everything all sorted around shouldn't be this difficult. I have been good about dinner being ready about the time Russ gets home (it's been years for that one!) and if I would just get stuff done the rest of the time, I'd be good. I'm still in the 'get other stuff done' mode which means not a lot of writing. I need to finish outlines.

I had hoped to change over to a new set up for this journal, but I just haven't had time.

We'll get there!

October 3, 2012

Every time I think I'm about ready to switch over to the new computer, something else comes along. This is getting to be annoying. I'm going to get as much as possible done today and hope to change it over tomorrow. The good thing is that I can still plug into this one for stuff if I need it.

Just need to get to work on it. Get other stuff out of the way.

October 4, 2012

The weather turned colder today and I don't think it will be coming back from it. Time to really think about how to spend this winter. It's hard to say if I'm going to be in the other house or not. If not, then I need to move back to my small office which will be easier to keep warm.

Almost done with my outline at least! That's going to be good! I think I can get a second one complete as well. That would be good, because other wise things are kind of hopeless here for NaNo stuff.

Russ is still adjusting to his new job. I'm hoping he finds his spot there soon, or if not, that he finds something else that works better for him. And, as much as I like having him home each night, a place in Omaha for him during the week would be a really good thing. The hours to drive are just too much and the weather is going to go worse here before too long.

That's it. I have to get back to work.

October 5, 2012

Okay having a bit of trouble getting things going on the new computer, so i'm behind here. yea, not a real surprise! I am getting things up and going though, and the change is gong to be good when we get there.

October 6, 2012

I am working on a strange keyboard, my old computer, and a very large screen tv. this is just odd. I better have my system up and running soon. That's about it.


October 7, 2012

(The reports from here to the 15th are late getting up because of problems with the computer and programs -- but finally working and getting everything up and going!)

Today we went up to visit Russ's brother and sister-in-law.  Nice time and lovely scenery.  I am so happy to be able to get out now and then again.  I had been feeling ill, but I got past that, at least.

I think I am allergic to autumn.


October 8, 2012

Why is everything so insane?

Russ is working from home this week because he has classes to give locally that he had planned on doing long before he changed jobs.  I think the time at his place (the house next door) has helped a bit.  Everything was just too frantic coming up to this.

I think I'm going to give up on NaNo Outlines.

Other than that?  Work.  More work.  Things not working right so more work after that.


October 9, 2012

I am trying to get way too much stuff done all at once.  And the one thing I really want to do -- the NaNo outline -- is not getting anywhere at all.  This is just crazy.

We will be moving to the new site soon, though.  Way too much work.



October 10, 2012

I think we are going to open the new site next week.  Monday.

So, you know, work work work trying to get things going right there. 

And newsletters.  Gah.

This is insane.


October 11, 2012

I am almost ready to start the second NaNo outline. This is good.  It means I will have at least one and part of another done.  I can work with this.  I hope.

The weather here has been insane leaping from hot to cold far too many times.  I don't know what to expect any more.  I wish we could get some clue about how we're going to handle this winter too.  It's coming.  ACK!

But mostly, I want to just write and get some stuff done, and get the new site open. 

Get computer to work properly.  Get all kinds of things done.



October 12, 2012

We're getting ready for Russ to leave on Sunday.  Does this sound familiar?  He'll be gone for eight days.  Not MONTHS!  Just a few days and he'll be back home again!

We can live with this.

If I survive at all.  Too much work to get done.

Is it sad that I'm looking forward NaNo to relax?


October 13, 2012

Russ leaves tomorrow.  We watched shows and stuff today, though.  Really kind of fun -- old stuff. Relaxing.  Even had Rosie's Pizza, which was excellent.

Sorry he'll be leaving in the morning, but I have to keep reminding myself it's only for a short time.  And I'll be insanely busy with the new site.


October 14, 2012

Russ is on his way to Mobile, Alabama.

So, it's back to the cats and me for a few days.  And tomorrow we move FM over to the new site.

And I will figure out how to get this stuff to work right and get it uploaded again.


October 15, 2012

Okay, yeah.  Insane.  I was right.

I changed the site over to the new one at midnight.  So far, it's not been quite as insane as I thought it would be.

I think we'll have a slow grow, but it will be good.  Not as much gone wrong as I expected, either.

This is good.

But crazy.

October 16, 2012

Is this only the second day of the new site?  Seems like forever already.

Tweak this, fix that, tweak something else.


But it is going okay, and I'm still managing to move forward a bit on my outline.  I am behind on the newsletter, though. That's work for tonight.

And I think I have finally gotten this worked out.  Let's see when I upload everything.

October 17, 2012

I thought yesterday was Wednesday.  Today is Wednesday.  This is a vast relief, because it means I have a full day still to get the newsletter done.

I've been too busy.  That's all.  Just too busy and I need to sit back and relax a bit.  And work on my NaNo outline.  And update the site.  And update the other sites.  And, and, and. . . .

Yeah, I need a break.

October 18, 2012

The weather is miserable here!  Very windy and cold.  Not a good sign for winter, I fear.

Leaves are all coming down and the birds are frantic at the food.  I'm frantic at the heat.  LOL

I'm closer to done with the outline.  That's all I care about right now.

October 19, 2012

Rain and rain and wind.  Wow.  What a quick change in weather we've had!  It's supposed to get better again, though, so I'm holding out hope.  70's through November would be very nice, thank you.

Right, like that's going to happen.

Russ is in Mobile, Alabama still.  He'll be home on Monday, so he missed the bad weather.  Lucky guy!

October 20, 2012

Much nicer weather today, but still cool.    I did get the outline done last night and I might have a chance to figure out what's wrong with this journal today.  Or maybe tomorrow.  I have so much piled up to do that I really can't figure out what needs done first.

More posts on the new site, I suppose.  And figure out what I'm writing next.  That might be a good plan.  I still have a few days until NaNo to fill.  LOL

Back to work -- that's the next thing.

October 21, 2012

I have the second outline done, so I'm good.  I have a story up for the month and I've begun editing the 5th 2YN book, so that's good, too.  I even got my DAZ Studio stuff to work without a hellish amount of redoing stuff yet again.

Russ comes home tomorrow.  Yay!

Unfortunately, he has a miserable cold, poor guy.  At least the weather here is somewhat better than it has been.  So that's good.

And I need to get back to work on writing again.  Still have quite a lot to do before November.

October 22, 2012

Russ got home a few minutes ago. We'll be off doing things soon.  Right now I'm just waiting for him to get done with work stuff.  But YAY, Russ home!

I also fixed this journal yesterday so it looks better.  Also a good thing.

I have finally gotten some ideas on the next Summerfield book.  Looking forward to outlining that one.

We are nine days until NaNo.  Good.  I just want to get it started and moving!

October 23, 2012

The new car has developed a serious problem and is going to cost us about 2k to fix. 

You know, I could probably stand to go a month or two without a major disaster in our lives.  It's kind of amazing how these things keep popping up.

So car goes in to be fixed and we get a loaner for a day or so.


October 24, 2012

I am actually almost prepared for NaNo with everything except a good attitude.


I have two outlines.  I would like to have three, but I don't see how I can finish this last one, especially since I have trouble getting it to fall together.  Still, two is better than what I thought I would have.

I really can't say what the problem is right now.  I hope it snaps out of it soon, though.

Meanwhile, back to work on other things that need done!

October 25, 2012

I've actually had a breakthrough on the outline for the new Summerfield story, though I am starting to think it's getting to be too serious.  I'll have to do something about that in the writing.  But at least the outline is getting focus.

Other than that -- got cold today.  Not really happy about that part of life, but it was bound to happen sooner or later.

Russ is home and I'm making dinner.  Kind of funny, really.  Should be good!

So doing okay tonight.  Just wish it was warmer.

October 26, 2012

We have the car back today.  Painful in having to pay for the repairs, but at least it should run well and keep Russ getting to work safely.  This is good!

But it's cold here.  I never saw it getup to 40f today.  I get the feeling we're in for a long, cold winter.  Looks like a little snow on Sunday, in fact.

Still, not all bad.  I am almost ready for NaNo finally.  For the rest, just have to figure out what's going on!

October 27, 2012

You know it would be nice if I could get inspired by anything at all, but I am so tired of looking at the computer, the outlines, the house -- ack.  I've been working on music today.  That's been interesting, at least.  Did a bit more outline, too.

But over all, I really don't see any real enthusiasm here.  Not sure what I can do to get the stories looking more interesting, either.  Maybe when I finally get to work on them, I'll feel better about them.

October 28, 2012

We went to De Soto today!  got some interesting photos, but I am clearly out of practice!  I need to get out more.  LOL

But a nice day. Calming.  I need that with NaNo coming up.  I'm having trouble focusing on stuff still.  Not good.

But we're almost there!

October 29, 2012

Scary stuff on the East Coast with the storm.  I'm hoping for the best for everyone.  That has to be really horrible to go through.

Not a lot done today.  Messed around with music stuff or a while, which was good, really.  But besides that, Not much done.  I need more outline.

So back to work on stuff.

October 30, 2012

Trying to prepare for NaNo is just getting more and more difficult.  I will not have the third outline done.  I guess I'll survive.

Lots more DAZ work than I expected, but I'll get past it.  I can make this work.

I am looking forward to writing!

October 31, 2012

Okay, this is it!  Writing at midnight to see how far I can get, then going to sleep, then writing -- ah, the fun stuff again!

Russ took me out to a lovely dinner tonight and bought me an adorable new plot bunny, too!  So I'm set to go!  Yay NaNo!