Archive for June, 2011

2011 Weekend Writer’s Retreat #26

Posted on June 30, 2011 11:55 pm under Weekend Writer's Retreat
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Weekend Writer's Retreat

  1. Write a post on your blog that shows us your original creative writing.
  2. Somewhere on your sidebar or post use our button or provide a text link back to the Weekend Writer’s Retreat.

    a meme for writers of all kinds

  3. Add a direct link to your WWR post, not your blog, on the current week’s Linky Tool.
  4. Have fun reading and commenting on other’s submissions and finding out what they think of your writing.

We look forward to seeing what’s been written this week.

Ready, Set, …

Posted on June 29, 2011 11:53 pm under The Inheritance

I started a new serialized novel, The Inheritance, a couple months ago. New installments have taken a back seat lately, but I’m getting things in place to resume them.

I spent most of today trying to get an easy navigation system in place, so that those who are new to the story can go back and easily read previous chapters. I also put together a virtual book cover. A small version is displayed at left.

With any luck, a new installment will hit GO status next week.

The Saga Continues

Posted on June 28, 2011 9:42 pm under Family

No service date for our air conditioner yet. We are on a couple of waiting lists and hoping for one soon. We can speed up the process, of course, for an extra service charge. If we’d wanted to do that, we would have called on the weekend.

Mercifully, it cooled to 70F last night and rain kept the temperature lower thoughout the day. It was cool enough to sit at my computer and catch up with some of my blogging activities. Hopefully, the cooler trend will continue until we can get the conditioner serviced. In this case, misery doesn’t love company. If others didn’t have cooling woes,we’d probably have our air conditioner fixed by now.

Don’t Let The Rain Come Down

Posted on June 27, 2011 8:04 pm under Microfiction
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Her great-grandmother had taught her the ancient rain dance. Unfortunately, she had never mentioned timing. (108)

Eudora and Zeus fought for credit. Jupiter was thankful there was no Roman rain goddess. Iris smiled and created a rainbow. (125)


This week’s word was tribute. I totally missed this one. Isn’t it good that I made it optional?

Hot Stuff

Posted on June 26, 2011 9:19 pm under Family

Last fall, our heating system decided to fail during our first cold days. Evidently the cooling system didn’t want to be left out. It didn’t die during normal business hours, of course, but waited until Friday afternoon. Not wanting the expense of weekend repairs, we decided to stick it out until Monday. The temperatures have peaked near 100F both yesterday and today, so it has been less than comfortable. We’ve drank lots of ice water, had no cook meals and stayed inches from the fans.

We were ready for a break and went to the movies late this afternoon. My granddaughter wanted to see Mr. Popper’s Penguins. It was perfect for us. Two hours of icy cold air conditioning in the theater and plenty of snow and ice on the screen.

Hopefully tomorrow will bring good news for the AC. If not, we’ve already discussed trips to the mall and the library. I’ll try to get on the computer too, but can’t make promises until things are a bit cooler.