Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Few Follow-Ups

Just in case readers of this blog have been stuck on tenterhooks (and we all know how painful that can be) while waiting for updates on some of the posts I've made earlier, I offer the following updates:
  • The truck is back, with the brakes working just fine. We still have to take it back to get a hose on the power steering system replaced, but that can happen at our leisure.
  • Liam indeed did complete the last requirement for his Arrow of Light and, contrary to his little Asberger's qualities, actually acted interested in the whole thing. I hope I'm helping him by showing that you can indeed talk with other people without getting totally freaked out by them. Liam does, however, have one final requirement to finish on his Artist pin for Webelos, but we'll finish that tonight.
  • The Leaning Snowman of Pisa is leaning even more precipitously, but as of 3:33 PM MST today has not fallen to the ground. It is snowing, however, so his developing weight problem may lead to his demise. Let that be a lesson to us all.
  • While I have not yet written the final bit of my novel, I did indeed start on the editing, as you read last night. I decided rather than go back and fill in that one spot I know I've got to fill, I may as well edit the thing and then consider all the spots I have to fill at once, so I can make that much more progress by the time everything's done.
  • I have gutted my Yahoo! e-mail contact list, run SpyBot Search and Destroy, and otherwise done all of the techie things I know to do in order to stop my e-mail address from sending Canadian Viagra advertisements to everyone in the outer stratosphere. If you got one of my e-mails, I sincerely apologize and promise, as did W.A. Thornhump, to engage in "vigilance against further attacks!"
  • I have resisted the urge to scour the Internet for photos, videos and other illustrations to use with my blog posts, while at the same time not resorting to posting any old crap of my own in place of more pertinent material. I don't want to be known as the next Cooks Source, I can tell you that.

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