Man oh man, I've really been MIA this month and I wish I could say it was because I've been busy living it up with George Clooney, but sadly I haven't been. *sigh*
I've really been working on finishing my 50,000 words for Camp NaNoWriMo. I thought I was going to make it yesterday, today at the latest, but the world and my air conditioner conspired against me. I will get there though! I will! I will!
This story won't be completed in 50k words. So, once I reach that goal I'll keep writing until it's finished. I just won't have the timed pressure to keep me going. Maybe I need to rethink August.....lol!
This story is sad. It's much, much better than the last one I wrote, but it's also sad...really, really sad. I was on the forum and people were posting about the discoveries they have made since they started writing. Everyone was posting about their characters. They said things like...
"I discovered my main character is really funny."
"I discovered that the character I thought would be my main character's love interest isn't"
"I discovered my main character has a secret family."
Then I come along and very honestly post that I discovered I might need counseling. *sigh*
Seriously, why else would I be writing something so sad that I cry as I write it?
Watching Big Brother has also taken up a lot of my time lately. However, if they don't get Rachel out of that house soon it won't continue to take up my time. I just can't take her anymore! I really, really can't! Whoever reads the CBS twitter page knows that I can't take her anymore, too. I haven't been holding anything back. lol!
Orange Croc Guy has been back in New Jersey since the 12th of this month and I haven't had him around to pick on or to do the things I don't want to do. Like change light bulbs!
Seriously, the day he left the light in the kitchen went out. It's an old fluorescent light fixture and I needed to get the old bulbs out so I would know what kind/size/brightness to buy. The first problem I encountered is that I'm not nearly tall enough to reach it. My little kitchen step ladder doesn't even make me tall enough to reach it. I managed to get the lights out though and I did it all by myself! YAY ME! I'll spare you all the details and just say that it took a coffee table, a chair, a whole lot of praying and a little bit of cursing, but I got it done.
Bright and early the next morning I head out to Home Depot to buy the new bulbs and it was about as complicated as getting the old ones out. Of course, what I need is at the very top of the aisle. Five different store employees came out to confirm that it was on the very top of the aisle. At least I think that's what they were doing but they mostly spoke in Spanish to each other so I'm not really sure. I'll spare you all the details and just say that it took half an hour, 5 employees, one large machine, one closed aisle, a whole lot of praying and quite a bit of Spanish but I was finally able to make my $5 purchase and head home.
For some reason getting the new bulbs in was harder than taking the old one out. How does that happen? With the help of my coffee table, chair prayers and cursing I finally got the new lights in and they work perfectly! I don't think I'll ever get a job as a demonstrator at Home Depot though.
Saturday, I noticed that it was warmer in the house than it usually is. I just wrote it off to the extra hot days we've been having and ate some ice cream while I waited for it to get better. It didn't get better...it got worse!
So Sunday, I pull out my trusty coffee table and chair and stick my arms up as high as I can while standing on my tip toes to feel the air coming from it vent. It wasn't cold! It wasn't cold at all! My air conditioner had betrayed me! I turned the air off and ate some more ice cream.
I didn't get a good night's sleep. You know how that is don't you? When it's just too hot to sleep. I had a fan going and even put a bowl of ice in front it. The ice melted pretty quickly, but it was good while it lasted.
This morning I made a quick phone call and was told that I would have a repair here around 3PM. I wasn't planning on hanging around that long, so I took a cold shower and made plans for the day. I let security know that a repairman was coming and to let them in (The joys of condo living!) and I set off for Wellington to meet up with a friend that lives higher up the coast. Wellington is about the halfway mark for us and they have a decent mall. lol!
After shopping and having lunch she headed north and I headed south toward home. I returned home to a nice cool place!
OCG will be back on Wednesday so I'm ordering fajitas on Tuesday. lol! Then Wednesday night I'll let him take me out to dinner while he listens to how well I handled the burned out light bulbs and broken air conditioner while he was gone. He's going to be so proud!
Right now, I'm really tired and need to get some sleep to make up for the sleep I missed last night. I'm also really, really cold! I should adjust the temperature setting, but after being so hot on Saturday and Sunday I just can't bring myself to it. *sigh*