Every year, in late October, I look over at my laptop and think, “this will be the November when I full participate in NaNoWriMo.”

And every year, I am wrong.

This year is no exception. I got as far as printing off my basic plot summary. And it’s still sitting on my desk, where I left it on October 29th.

My sons birthday is October 30th. Halloween is October 31st. For two days my entire world is full of chaos. I have a party that I’ve planned for two weeks ahead of time, and a fun day of trick or treating that I host every year for my son, his friends, and his friends families. I spend most of October up to my elbows in party-planning for the final two days of the month.

By November 1st, I’m so tired that I’d prefer to just sleep during the entire month instead of engage my brain and write.

Maybe I’ll create my own, personal NaNoWriMo, but during a different month. Does that count??


More Renos – Day 2


Day 2 and this is what you get when people renovate a house and don’t know what they’re doing. They punched a hole in my wall. Assuming the entire wall was made of concrete and there was no space to get wires around the walls, they ended up going through the walls. Until I showed them the 1-inch space between the concrete and drywall.  

But still, there’s now a hole the size of my fist in the downstairs wall. Granted, the electrician talked to his boss about the situation, but he obviously didn’t explain himself thoroughly and they all came to the wrong conclusion about how to deal with the situation. And then I showed them the right way. 

And then I talked directly to the owner of the company. He was good about it and said he’d pay for the repairs. But, still, this shouldn’t have happened in the first place.

Anyway, the electrician showed up at 8am (which was nice to see!) and he worked hard all morning (even nicer!), and he worked through his coffee break (do people even do that anymore??). When he returned after lunch, he worked hard again and got almost everything done. Until we discovered the hole in my son’s wall downstairs. Regardless, it was nice to finally see a service person showing up and working their ass off to get a job done.

One more day and this should all be finished. Yay!