Monday, September 10, 2018

Rain, Rain, Go Away

I know I wanted some rain to water our newly sodded yard, but this is ridiculous! It’s been raining and raining and raining.

Then again, it’s probably a good thing it’s been raining so much. We were just about to pay the basement guy for the work he’s done at the old house when the rain hit and we discovered his fixes did not fix the leaks.

***heavy sigh***

The painters are angry, they were ready to fix the drywall and paint the basement. We were ready to tell the flooring people to come and install the carpet and tile. Now we don’t know how much longer we’re going to have to wait.

And now I’m afraid we STILL won’t have the house on the market by the time we leave for our vacation. We had such high hopes, too.

In other news… I’ve registered for the Literary Love, Authors Rock Savannah convention (held in Savannah, of course, in July 2019). One of the things they do is offer a print anthology book featuring short stories from some of the authors available only at the convention. There will be two books: suit porn and paranormal. I’m thinking suit porn has to do with billionaires or men who wear suits, but I asked about the paranormal one and guess what? I got selected (she was only taking 8 authors).

So now I’m to write a short story (8-12K) featuring the hotel we’re staying at and it has to have paranormal stuff going on. I’m thinking a ghost story would work best, but some of my readers think a mish-mash of vampire and ghost would be fun. We’ll see if I can do that in a short story. Good thing they don’t need it until April.

Still have to get off my duff and write it, though. But I am getting back into my WIP and the writing bug is hitting me. Yay!

Football season has started! High school started a few weeks ago, and college last week, but the pros started this past weekend and what the heck, Steelers? Tied with the Brownies? You don’t know how awful it was to watch that game at B-dubs (since it wasn’t on TV locally) with all the Browns fans. They are a noisy bunch. If they’re not barking, they’re booming or booing (I haven’t quite figured out what they were saying, except they were saying it LOUDLY).

So… Have you been living in soggy territory lately? Hope your house is staying dry. At least our new house is, so there’s that! I love NOT having a basement anymore.

Happy Monday!



Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sorry about all the leaks.
I know - a tie! With the Browns. Humiliating.
Awesome you were picked for the anthology. No idea what suit porn is either.

JeffO said...

We're in a flood watch zone until tomorrow morning. Rain was supposed to start around 3am, but things look dry so far. Radar shows a large band of barely moving storms just below us. 100% chance of "Heavy rain" today. More upsetting, we're not supposed to break 60 degrees today. It was mid-80s last week!

"Suit porn"??? That's...interesting.

Maria Zannini said...

At least you can hold off payment until he fixes the leaks.

We've had six inches, but that's fine by me. We needed it. All the greenery looks relieved.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Alex - It was humiliating. We stopped their losing streak. Arrrgh!

Jeff - Watch out for those barely moving storms. When they hit you, it feels like it's raining forever!!! As for the temps, it's chilly here, too, but supposed to get warmer later in the week.

Maria - We almost paid him on Friday, but he failed to show up at the house to collect the payment. Good thing for us!!!

Jennette Marie Powell said...

Yep, soggy here too. Our sump pump wouldn't shut off yesterday (even when the water was drained), so we had to buy a new one. So glad that didn't happen when no one was home or when everyone was in bed!

Good luck getting everything fixed and finished at the old house!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette - It's always a good thing to discover a malfunctioning sump pump while you're home and able to do something about it! :)