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Here at the Cat Farm and Confusion Factory’s new location, proofreading of the 30th Anniversary Edition of Agent of Change continues to go forth. Given the sorts of errors that have been identified — dropped words and paragraphs — this one may warrant a third pass. Happily, we have until August to return it to Baen.
Work also goes forth on a Liaden short story commissioned for a space opera anthology; which has an August delivery. And of course planning continues on Accepting the Lance.
We have also been continuing with Necessary Adjustments to the house. This week’s triumph was the installation of the pantry, which was completed yesterday. Today, April will stop by to measure for the countertop, and I need to ask her about the microwave shelf, which needs some adjustment, but, for all intents and purposes, we have pantry! And now I get these stupid boxes out of my living room.
. . .which will then, of course, be replaced with whole other stupid boxes, as we get the Tech Room sorted out.
Sooner or later, we’ll achieve a State of No Boxes and no contractors/installers, but I fear it will not be soon. And I do have to keep reminding myself that we haven’t even been living here for a full month.
For those interested, here’s the Before and Afters of the dining room/pantry situation.
. . .and now, to work.