Sunday, June 22, 2014

Home Improvement?

So the house directly behind ours has been undergoing "renovation" now for more than a year. About the first thing they did in March 2013 was place this dumpster directly behind us, changing our view from one of trees and grass to this. It looks like this most of the time, since emptying a full dumpster is obviously extremely difficult and costly for a construction company. We've complained to the county, of course, but I am pretty sure that county government exists for the sake of real estate agents, developers, and construction companies, not for the people who unfortunately just live there. Anyway, since this is obviously now going to be a permanent part of our existence, we're thinking of naming it. Suggestions welcome.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Lucky Seven Game of Tag

I've been tagged in the Lucky Seven Game by the excellent and prolific writer Debbie McGowan.

How does it work?

  • Go to page 7 or 77 in your current WIP.
  • Go to line 7
  • Post on your blog the next 7 sentences or 7 lines—as they are!
  • Tag 7 people to do the same.  
My current WIP is a project called A Feast of Famine. Here are the lines from page 77.

“What is this threat to stop the food deliveries?”
“It’s not really a threat.  It’s a practicality.  We aren’t getting any food delivered to the interior.  What we bring ashore is being looted immediately.  That is unacceptable and must be stopped.  We’re not running this program to see criminals fed while the needy continue to starve.”
“You must bring more.  When there is plenty of food, the looting will stop, because the food will have no value.”

So far I'm tagging J.P. Lane and Phillip Thurlby.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Congratulations Susan!

Think dogs are hard to train? Try working with chickens!

Way to go, Susan!