Shameless Self Promotion and the Saga of the Pantry

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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.

*deep breaths*

For those interested, here’s the Before and Afters of the dining room/pantry situation.

. . .and now, to work.

4 thoughts on “Shameless Self Promotion and the Saga of the Pantry”

  1. Can you start filling some of the pantry while waiting on the counter and microwave shelf? It might help with the feng shui of boxes. (Which is a bad feng shui. Don’t ask me how I know.)

    PS You guys are amazing. Books and contracts and moving, oh my!

  2. I’m going to talk to April this afternoon when she comes by about how much rocking and rolling (and cutting and sawing) will be involved in counter installation and microwave-shelf-refribbing. If it’s minor, we’ll start unpacking. I am SO. Done. with boxes…

  3. Watch out for those boxes! They are sneaky, heartless, and evil. It’s been almost 10 years since my son Tony shipped me a computer he was taking out of service, and I left the box in our living room while I fired the machine up. Much later than night I was running pell-mell to bed about 1:30 AM when that danged box reached out and grabbed my right ankle. I wend down hard on the tile-over-concrete floor, shattering my left femur. A large metal plate (sill resident in my leg) and two weeks in rehab got back limited mobility, but I’ve never run again and don’t plan to in future. So keep an eye on them, and dismember them ASAP!

  4. Congrats on the pantry! If you are going to have a shelf moved (oiy!) anyway, if you have a stand mixer or other heavy appliance you
    will store in the pantry, you should make sure that it at the right height to grab without bending or straining. My handyman thought I was crazy but it was worth the hassle. My KitchenAid stand mix is still heavy but not difficult to pull out or put back. Congratulations on the move!

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