The One Hundred and Thirteenth Post: The One Where I Make A Comment About Being A Homeowner…

Hello, everyone. I want to say this about being a homeowner.

Don’t.

Here’s why: my furnace is acting up. It will run for a while and then stop – not when the temperature is right, but when it darn well wants to do so. At first, I could jiggle a wire and the filter and it would kick back on. No problem, I could keep this up for a few months and then have it looked at in the spring or summer. No big deal. It cut out last night, so I did the jiggle-tug and put the cover back up. The blower turned on and I waited for the comforting *fwoof* the gas igniting. There was no *fwoof*. Now, it’s not bone-chilling cold here in my neck of the woods (Heck, the day time temperature today is 41 degrees – not the worse I’ve had to endure, but still…), but I live in an area where during the winter daytime temperature can get to a balmy twenty degrees. Yep. You read that right. 20 in the daytime. So, I’d better get this furnace whipped into shape before winter. Not looking forward to it, since… again… strange people in the house. The cost isn’t getting to me, thankfully I have some savings, but the idea of people coming in here just unnerves me. I’ve gone into detail about this before, so I am just going to say this: not one of my better days thus far, but I am still on vacation, so it’s a little better.

Tomorrow begins Nanowrimo. I am going to throw myself into it completely and hopefully come out with a finished novel and a minimal lack of sleep. For those of you who might not have heard of it, you plop yourself down in front of a computer and write a novel (50K words) in 30 days. You can do that, but your social life will suffer somewhat. Well – yours might dear reader, not mine, I am an amateur recluse (I still have dreams of competing in the Olympics in men’s single recluse. I wanted to try men’s team recluse, but I didn’t make the first cut) so I have no issues with sitting in front of a computer for hours on end – I do it for a living and I hope to make more money off of it. If you’re interested, I always tell people to give it shot. It’s only one month and it costs nothing to join the site. Give it a shot. Who knows? There might be a writer in you.

I/O Error is stumbling a little bit. I want to get to the good stuff, but I need to stick to the plan and get the set-up finished. The last novel, I would skip around and do all the ice cream scenes and write stuff to stitch it together. I didn’t like doing that because when I read it back, it could tell that the scenes were there to carry me on to the next neat scene. Of course, I knew what the scene was for, so I might not have been completely subjective. Well, we’ll see what the editor will say about it. Hopefully, all will be well and I get it to market before too long.

Well, I should go and get to work. Hope everyone has a good day.

 

Sincerely,

Seething Apathy

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