Daily Update: This weather is killing my nose
Ever since our trip to Palm Desert the arid conditions from there leading back to here has had a dramatic effect on my nose. Normally I’m a sneezy, slobbery mess. Instead my nose is so dry I’ve had a couple nose bleeds and it’s itchy and painful at times. It’s really quite a bother.
Aside from that, everything is going great. Well, one of the dogs has Kennel Cough. Other than THAT, everything is going great.
We’re in full vacation swing now. My favorite daughter has something planned for pretty much each and every day left of her summer vacation. That leads us up to Volleyball tryouts and then practice begins before school starts.
Our AC went out. Not the AC unit but the blower on the central system. Had a guy come and he’s working on that while I’m eating my lunch. He also fixed the water dispenser/ice maker on the fridge. It wasn’t getting any water or making any ice. That will all change now and we can stop going through bottled water like it’s going out of style. Hopefully he’ll have the blower fixed in short order as well. Fortunately we had it for the hottest days and it’s cooler and breezier today.
I got some more writing done yesterday. I still need to knock out a lot of words before I’ll be caught up to where I’d like to be. It’s so great to look at my goal and see that I’m only 150,000 away from hitting it. I still need to figure out what prize I’m going to give myself when I hit that eventual goal. I’ll keep you posted on that.
The Millican and I played some online poker again. The wife and my favorite daughter were getting their hair done so he and I hit the computers and tried to outdo one another. Remember, it’s only play money. I’m currently at around $140K and he’s up around $150K. It’s a battle! Who can get to a million first! We’ll just have to wait and see.
My writing partner is still on holiday. The slacker. I think he gets back on the 23rd. I leave on the 26th. So I need to make sure I have my action pack episode recorded and ready to go. Then I need to pester Scott Roche to get his latest episode so I can assemble it all next week and Mr. Plestd can get it uploaded for the 1st. That will put us back on track. It’ll be nice to have that project back where it belongs.
I recently submitted a story to Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine (ASIM). I love their submission process. You send them a story as an attached RTF via email (formatted to their liking) and they reply back with a number. That number you then take to their website and you see where you fall in the queue. You can follow your stories progress and see how it advances. They’re usually very fast with turn around time. Hopefully this latest story will take a bit longer to return to me. This would be a great market to break into. It’s not the big time, but for short stories, it’s damn close.
There is a lot to do, food to eat, ducks to download pictures of, work to get back to.