A busy Friday morning is scheduled. At 0745, the electrician will arrive (*have arrived, depending upon when you're reading this) to build a quote the dryer hookup on the 2nd floor. At 1000, the insurance adjuster* will show up at my front door to look at the holes in my kitchen ceiling. Using the Internet, I tried to get a rough estimate on the drywall expense. I have a nice sized kitchen 9.5' x 15' (easily big enough for a table and chairs), so using the calculations I found on line the cost should run anywhere between $1000 - $2000. Now, how's that for bad accuracy?
Even though we've been having freeze warnings for the past 3 days, night time temps have only bottomed out in the mid 30s. That damages my dahlias, but doesn't quite kill them.
I received an email from Barnes & Noble yesterday informing me that they had (finally) accepted my W9. So, what does this mean? Starting in January, those who don't like buying things from Amazon, or prefer their Nook to their Kindle, can buy my books. They will be loaded in sequence, starting with The Body on the Lawn. Why January? Because the first couple were available at something called Kindle Unlimited, where you earn meager cents for every page read, rather than royalties from book sales.
Here's a pic of Biggie sleeping on the sofa in the writing room. I try and keep it covered with a muslin drop cloth because the pillows sewn into the back were not made to endure the constant weight of big dog paws.
Poor Miss Lindsey, though I know she's just trying to hold out until after the midterms and when she can wear her sweater sets to court.ReplyDelete
Every loss for Lindsey is a win for gay rights!Delete
That is good news about Barnes & Noble. Because as you're aware I despise Amazon. I should check to see if Giovanni's room can get them. Even if they don't carry them they can usually order anything you want. I love patronize in that place.ReplyDelete
The first one will not be available until January 23 (or there abouts), but I do think Giovanni's Room should be able to order it for you.Delete
I'll be curious to see if Liz Truss accepts her pension as a "former Prime Minister'"! Not bad work for 45 days in office! And please God no to Jeremy Hunt, Rishi Sunak or Bojo (again). There is a new party forming called Reform and I would love to see things shaken up a bit, but I won't be holding my breath!ReplyDelete
Supposedly BoJo is the front runner, now, isn't that funny. This is what happens when the only solution you for fixing the economy is tax cuts for the wealthy.Delete
While I don't pay that much attention to the goings on of the UK I do find it funny that there conservative PM only lasted 45 days. Too bad our 45 could not refer to his term in office and not his number in the presidential count.ReplyDelete
And, the lettuce must have been iceberg lettuce since it has absolutely no nutritional value.
Oh, and Biggie is the best. My Duke weighs in at 130 pounds and loves to lay on my bed and destroy the memory of my memory foam mattress.
Biggie's 114 and Lily is 56 and the mattress is very firm, so there's no memory to destroy. The photo projected on the House of Parliament was of iceberg lettuce.Delete
I just purchased the Body in the Loch! Good luck with B&N!ReplyDelete
Thanks! That was published with the old editor so you may find a typo or two.Delete