Friday, July 10, 2015

It's a Friday Update!

I'm slowly bringing Book 3 to life in rough draft form. I have to be strategic in how I write it. One wrong move and the story will have me checkmated. What does that mean? I don't know for sure.  

My time is very limited. Because of a cooler, wetter than normal summer, my yard is threatening to transform into a jungle. All I have is a lawn mower, clippers, and other equipment. It is growing so fast. I can't even wait a week before mowing again. If I do, the lawn becomes thick. It clogs my mower. I have to say, it's worse than snow removal in the winter.

Not only that, but the mosquito population has exploded. You've heard of Jurassic World. Well, my backyard is Mosquito World. I use near 100 percent deets Deep Woods Off. And they just laugh at my pathetic attempt to ward them away. Someone forgot to tell them that they're supposed to be repelled by that stuff.

I'm proud to say I set off fireworks on the Fourth of July and didn't blow up any parts of me. I didn't burn down my house or anyone else's. We have a large enough space in our backyard to keep them away from homes--as long as I don't do anything stupid. I bought a hundred dollars worth of fireworks and shot them off in ten minutes time. Shopping for fireworks has almost surpassed Christmas shopping in terms of cost. They were a bit lame when they burst in the air. My formula for launching fireworks and not causing bodily injury is simple--light the fuse and run like hell. I also have a brick that stays nice and level. Luckily, it wasn't windy. I'd be afraid the launching tubes might blow over just as a shell shoots off. 

Speaking of the deep woods, next week I'm off to Webelos Scout Camp with my son and my den. Being the Den Leader, I get to go, too. It's only for three days and three nights. So, I won't be doing much writing. And the coffee is wretched. Other than that, it should prove to be a great time. 

Soap Box Time! I have to vent. WHAT THE HELL ARE WE DOING TO OUR CHILDREN!? There's a family court judge here in Michigan who sent three children to juvenile detention for refusing to spend time with their father. I know court orders should be followed, but for this? Locking up our children for no real offense should be illegal. So, the court system kidnapped these children and are holding them hostage. That's how I view it. That's it, I'm voting Libertarian. 

Well, that's enough updating and venting for now. Don't you hate Windows Updates. They just take over your computer, ready or not. Be good to yourselves.

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