Back to Normal?

Well, not quite.

My mom came back from her trip to Taiwan to visit family, which means I was finally released from my cat sitting her tortie duty. That cat is really too much for us to live with. She chews on everything. Super social. Hyper energetic. I try to apply the Jackson Galaxy principles of understanding the cat but jeez Luiz. I had her chase a cat toy around until she was panting and a half hour later she was up to no good again. I built a model of an Imperial Star Destroyer a long time ago that I was pretty proud of because I took my sweet time following the instructions and waiting for the glue to dry before moving on to the next part. Usually I just want to glue the whole thing together in an hour and that never ends well. That cat gnawed off one of the shield generators. I should call the cat Wedge or something. I’m still hoping it’ll turn up.

So during that time I had a free book promotion where I gave away digital copies of Buried Instincts. It was very successful as the number of people who now own my book increased by sixteenfold. If you’re one of those people I hope you enjoy it.

Today we had a water damage repair guy come in and start fixing one of or damp corners. It’s been raining quite a bit here in California in case you haven’t heard. Somehow the water is getting in from an outside wall and soaking the drywall in a corner of our place. It’s been going on for a while now, but we just haven’t paid much attention because, well, drought. Can you believe that it rained so much the drought is officially over? So now that corner and my entire board game closet has been sectioned off by plastic tarps going from ceiling to floor and a dehumidifier is drying the walls out. Guess we’re not quite back to normal yet. Of course, I had to empty the closet which means that I’m am now surrounded by stacks of board games.

I’m making good progress on the second part of Buried Instincts. Now that the first one is launched I’m trying very hard to get back into writing regularly which means frequenting my local coffee shops. I might be able to write at home after a couple of weeks, but right now I get too easily distracted. Somehow the coffee shop has a perfect level of distraction and I’m always astonished by how much I get done. Plus, I’m excited to see what Blake and his gang are getting up to. I mean, I know what’s going to happen. Sort of. In a big picture way. But sometimes as I’m writing it, I’m probably as surprised by what happens as you are. Er… will be.

We’ve also resumed our evening walks. Because of this we noticed a game store had opened several blocks from us. I was thrilled to see that it had tables for gaming, and more thrilled to see all the tables full. Before that the closest thing we had to a game store in our neighborhood is Redbox.

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