Saturday, May 02, 2009

No Money Lost

No money lost yet at the casino. That's because I haven't gone there yet. (g) Too busy getting organized Friday and my friend, Jeanne, is volunteering at the animal wild life place today.

We spent a long time getting to the cottage - 7 1/2 hours. Once we arrived, we had all sorts of mundane things to take care of, like unpacking clothes, putting away supplies to use for the rest of the trips, turning on the hot water heater, the gas heater, all sorts of fun stuff.

Then we noticed the cable wasn't working, so I called and waited. We discovered it wasn't that they hadn't turned it on right, it was an area problem. That didn't stop Charter from calling with an automated message saying they would come the next day. Automation is not always a good thing.

Anyway, we have hot water, but have some sort of problem from when Culligan connected the tanks, so we're still getting the minerals, which turn it a slight brownish color. Hopefully, that will be attended to on Monday. In the meantime, we have bottled water for drinking and pop.

I didn't mention the piers aren't in yet. They're sitting in front of the cottage. This is Saturday and the guy was supposed to have put them in the water on Friday. Supposedly he'll arrive Sunday to do the job. That doesn't surprise us, since that sort of thing happens a lot around this neck of the woods.

The good news is I'm up to page 111 out of 300 pages in my edits for Killer Career. I hope to finish them in the next few days and concentrate on getting reviews, among other related matters with getting my romantic suspense published.

What about you? Do you go on vacation? If so, do you ever write while you're on vacation?


  1. I always take my laptop with me. I write. I do edits. I blog. I twitter. It's basically just like home, except my husband keeps stealing the laptop since he can't drag his PC with him.

    We do vacationy things, but it's not like we totally get away.


  2. I write a lot on the plane or when I am in England, sitting at the sea front sipping few beers and jotting notes.. Hmm perhaps that's why I have not been writing a lot of late, need a break but that will not happen these days.


  3. What's a vacation?!

    The last real vacation we took (that wasn't book related in some fashion) was a Carnival cruise. And yes, I completed a book while on that trip...

    Hope they get everything together for you guys by Monday!!

    L. Diane Wolfe

  4. Anonymous9:11 PM

    I hope the casino had some of the older slot machines with real turning gears and mechanisms. I think the electronic ones are no fun.

  5. Anonymous12:35 PM

    My favorite vacation is rustic camping. No cell phone, no TV, no internet, no ipod no blackberry. Get away from it ALL for a week or more and commune with nature. It reinvigorates me to "log back on" to life when I get back and some of my best writing happens right after a trip like that. I DO keep a handwritten journal with me though, in case I have an inspiration and need to make a short note of it so I'll remember.


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