Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Let There Be Light

It's been a quiet day today. We paid the phone/internet bill, which I only mention because you have to pay in person. We set it up for automatic payments but apparently the first step is to go to the office, wait in the long line, and tell them to pay your bill with the cash you hand them.

Au-to-ma-tic.

We also picked up a few more things for the condo, including a light fixture for outside the front door. I've grown more than a little tired of the bare bulb in a socket that seems to be the standard around here, and I've known what I wanted for months, but we kept finding reasons to put it off. What changed? Yesterday my parents booked their trip for February so we have a new list of things to finish before they arrive, starting with the lights. With this fixture we'll only have two bare bulbs left - so close!

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I started editing last night and I now understand why all the advice says to wait a week or four before picking it back up. I started somewhere near the middle, focusing on grammatical errors more than anything else, and I don't know what possessed me to write this in the first place. I still believe I have a good story to share but, my goodness, I'm NOT enjoying this process.

I'm hoping to skim through it just to catch the glaring errors, then leave the rest to work on in Michigan. I also have more freelance work (!!!) so I'm suddenly busy again.

Oh, and my mom killed a deer on her way to work this morning. She's okay, but that's scary!

2 comments:

webbedkitty said...

You're Mum better be careful. Didn't she just get in a car accident a few months back! I hope she's ok.

Melanie Avila said...

It was a year ago, but what's strange is I was just talking about it last night! I better tell her to be careful.