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September 21, 2010


Let's see...

Falconry = going. SgianDubh is doing well. She's not so keen on the lure but then I'm not going to lure fly her either. It's for retrieval purposes only this year.

News on the living situation...

Mom lost her job from Lowe's. Bogus BS and lawsuit material, so they're looking for a lawyer. The other house, which was suppose to be emptied by today isn't even close. As it is, we're going to talk to them about it. We're not going to move in there. Mom and Dad are emptying the office (which was the second master bedroom - converted from the garage) for Spike and I. Brat will be staying in my old room. We'll pay them $500 a month for rent and split the cost of the utilities. This will get us caught up on the previous bills and give us something to put into savings so we can get another place later. Maybe even buy a house with some money for a down payment. 

Mom is rather ecstatic about us moving in. It helps her out as she's not so worried about not being able to pay the bills.

Writing-wise...yeah. Slow going, but it's there. Once we get us situated in the other room, I can buckle down and start writing again. It'll be nice to have my writing desk back and a room to write in.

September 14, 2010

Catching up...

Ahhh. Still living with Mom and Dad, though it's working out rather well. When the rental house is ready, we'll be moving in there. Working with a new bird who's been both a sheer delight, the total opposite of my last bird, and keeping me on my toes. I have missed this! Writing? Hehehe. Don't ask.

I do a little here and there, but with the worries of the living situation, I don't get much done.

I've moved into my parents' house and am sharing a room with my daughter because the bed in the trailer is too uncomfortable and I can't sleep well. I wake up with my back all tweaked and I hurt for days after. The bed leaves bruises just from sleeping on it!! So Spike sleeps out there. I am SO using the trailer in one of my next novels. LOL.

I've resurrected my falconry blog for the new bird. You can find it here:

Her name is SgianDubh. She's a passage (juvenile) American Kestrel.

September 11, 2010


A journalist friend in Canada interviewed me. He has it posted on his website -


September 1, 2010


So, here it is...

Our landlords had told us they were putting the house we were living in up for sale. The problem is, Spike is in school...not working thanks to the recession, and I'm a stay at home mom.

Anyway, they so "kindly" let us know we could stay as long as the house was on the market.

My parents' neighbor recently passed away and her daughter owns the house. They live a far distance away and we put a bug in some people's ears about us possibly renting it so the house didn't sit empty. The house needs work (Aunt May needed the doors widened for the wheelchair and the bathtub removed so she could wheel the chair into the shower), and the personal items and boxes of stuff need to be removed. We were given a tentative date of Sept 7th.

So, we got ourselves a couple of storage units and moved stuff over, downsizing, while we looked for a small trailer to park in my parents' driveway until the house was ready.

We found an 18 foot 1972 Prowler, in reasonable condition. We picked it up and brought it to my parents', set it up in the driveway and proceeded to finish the packing and moving. Our daughter is set up in my parents' spare room (which is my old bedroom).

So, Spike will do some work on it in exchange for rent.

Keeping our fingers crossed so we can get in there soon. Brat starts school on the 7th, Spike starts in the 9th.