So! This morning, I pulled some — most, actually — of the weeds under the deck, and threw some of the pine shavings that the snow had pushed down to, under, and around the propane tank up where they belong. Tomorrow will see more of the same, since the Deal is that I will do this for no more than 15 minutes at a time, so as not to Thoroughly Bork my hands.
Also this morning, I paid bills, and wrote the checks for the quarterly taxes, which was…enlightening, and did the accounting for Patreon and Paypal, including writing checks for the taxes on same.
In a few minutes, I’ll set about starting to get Shan and Priscilla Ride Again, Chapter 8, in shape to be seen on the web.
Around all that is the on-going doing of the laundry, which is being shared out between us, using the Proximity Method. Trooper has declared a Vendetta of Honor with the adding machine, which has offendeth him by monopolizing my time. The adding machine seems pretty cool with this, so maybe it’s just a Formal Thing, and doesn’t actually involve any Duels to the Pain.
I really should vacuum — maybe tomorrow — and do the dishes — ditto. Surely, we haven’t been home long enough to have generated dirty dishes. I again suspect the cats of having friends in while we’re asleep.
In other news, four romance books arrived at the Cat Farm while we were gone, from far-flung vendors of used volumes. Perhaps after I’ve finished with Shan and Priscilla, I’ll retire to the couch and finish up with The Martian, so I can clean my palate with a romance.
Just a reminder, since this was a frequent question on the tour: To the best of our knowledge, Alliance of Equals has not yet been scheduled for publication. Authors don’t schedule books, publishers schedule books. At some point, someone from the publisher will inform us of the publication date, and then we’ll let y’all know.
The next Liaden Universe® novel (aka Third of Five), which at the moment labors under the working title, The Gathering Edge, is due on Madame the Publisher’s desk on February 15, 2016, rescheduled from November 15, 2015. As of this writing, its publication date is a Mystery.
We do know the publication date of Liaden Universe® Constellation, Volume 3 — August 4, 2015 (hey, that’s only 7 weeks from now!). And! if you want a signed and/or personalized copy of that volume, you need to act fast and pre-order from Uncle Hugo’s. Here’s your link to the pre-order page, instructions, and! the table of contents.
. . .I think that’s all I got. Being home continues to be a Very Good Thing.
Even with having to do the laundry.