Wednesday, September 24, 2008

There's Something in the Air

The next step of the countertop is underway: sanding.

I awoke to the gentle hum of the sander in the other room, and it's been going strong for several hours. Ibis set up a fan so the fine black powder is staying in the kitchen - or more accurately, blowing outside - but there are new tracks throughout the house. The concrete looks really smooth to me, but I know better than to pepper him with questions about how much longer until we seal it.

(I laugh every time I say "we", like I'm doing anything...)

He has today off and this afternoon we're going to our friend's house for a pool party/BBQ. Her mom arrived yesterday - she lives here during the winter - so the party is in her honor.

My dryer still isn't working so I'm hoping to wash our linens here, then hang them to dry at her place. We have a clothesline but it's really low and the sheets would drag on the floor. Considering the state of the patio right now (see black dust above) I don't think that's a good idea. Oh, and this will only be possible if the water comes back on. I LOVE it when the pump stops working.

I finished Writing the Breakout Novel yesterday and loved it all the way through to the end. I had to laugh a little at the last chapter, which talks about getting your breakout novel published. He lays out all the steps - get agent, woo publisher, market book, and voila! Instant success. Mmm-hmmm. But all in all, I highly recommend it to anyone who dreams of being published one day or just wants to write an awesome book.

Have a great day everyone!


Janna Qualman said...

Hooray for concrete countertops!

Adding this book to my list...

spyscribbler said...

I can't wait to see the finished result! And I'm impressed with the laundry thing, Melanie! I'm so behind. But I'm housesitting next week, so if I can hold out until then, I can do it for free. :-)

colbymarshall said...

the steps crack me up-- if only it was just that simple, heehee.

Nadine said...

The counter sounds like it's going to be great!!

Question for you - you mention your friends a lot, are they from Mexico or are they from the US or elsewhere? Just curious.

Robin said...

Suddenly my countertops look dingy. Oh, Adam....

Melanie Avila said...

Janna, cool.

Spy, I haven't done laundry since I first got back & now it's out of control. I'm going to try it today & just hang the sheets from the closet doors to dry.

Colby, I know, right?

Nadine, my friends are Canadian, so now I say "eh" a lot.

Robin, let me know how that goes, lol.