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I’ve gotten a very little bit of writing done. I know exactly how this next scene goes, so there’s not much excuse. Except that, with a bit of help, I finally accomplished something I’d been trying to do for some time.

See, one of the things about living in an old house is, sometimes, old appliances. The washer and dryer are/were not less than 25 years old and probably closer to 30. The washer still works, with a couple of tweaks, but the dryer had given up the ghost more than a year ago. It’s okay. Clotheslines still work, in some ways better. (Well, except when it’s raining.) The mud room/utility room/pantry/laundry room is about 5 1/2 feet wide by roughly 11 feet long. And the dryer was smack in the middle of one long wall taking up 30 inches of the 5 1/2 foot width of the room. Bad enough when it was useful.

I wanted it out. But I couldn’t get the gas valve (which hadn’t been turned off probably since the dryer was installed) to budge. Finally had to ask for help. But it’s done now. The dryer is out. The washer stays, for now. But eventually I’ll replace it with a combination unit that is both washer and dryer. Still a bit of cleaning and reorganizing to do. (The only thing the dryer had been used for recently was a flat surface to put things on.) But that tiny room feels enormous with that beast out. And coming in the back door doesn’t feel nearly so crowded.

So, now, maybe I can stop fussing with trying to get that out and settle down to write. Hopefully.

Before and After pictures:

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Not much has gotten done in the last few days. For one thing, it’s just too hot–my brain does not function nearly as well in the heat. That, and the unwanted, unneeded excitement of having to replace a section of pipe that started to leak (not in the budget) and getting AAA out to jump my car battery when I tried to go do the grocery shopping.

I did work up a couple of good ideas for book covers for MAGE STORM. But, since I haven’t yet paid for the right to use the images, I can’t show them here. Not yet, anyway.

The good news is that one of my books, THE BARD’S GIFT is free thru Sunday, 8/12/18. It’s part of a Clean Indie Reads back-to-school sale:

CIR YA Sale 2018

Lots of great stories to pick up for free.

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