Hi folks, here I am again with another ROW80 check-in and a studio report. Things have slowed down a bit this week in the building department. However, we did manage to wrap up a few things. See?
Skipped out one sunny afternoon with the dogs for a walk in the woods. We found plenty of wild strawberry plants in bloom. There was one lonely bee trying to pollinate a field of these. Hopefully she returned to the hive and brought back reinforcements. Here’s what a wild strawberry blossom looks like.
I did manage 5K words this week, but I had a minor disaster yesterday. I was happily working away when the last three words I had written appeared on the screen in giant bold print. I carefully backspaced until they were gone then tried to scroll up to the rest of the document. There was nothing there, nada. 28K gone.
I had a minor stroke then took a deep breath and hit undo. The three bold words returned, nothing more. I reached for the panic button and pushed hard; I hadn’t backed up that doc for days. Finally a small voice began to break through the madness. “Just close the doc and don’t save the changes,” it said. “Better to lose 1K than 28K.” Slowly, carefully, I followed those instructions. It worked.
Today I arose at 5:30 to write, I had some catching up to do and I did, sort of. 5K for the week, eight blogs commented on, and a walk through a strawberry patch. Life is good.
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