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Making Progress

Hi folks, we had a few rainy days last week, but the weekend has come out sunny (sort of) and the building of the studio extension is progressing nicely. (Better than my WIP) Yesterday we put in the windows and door. See?

Today has been an effort to get the siding on. Yep, we’re getting there.

K has been making rhubarb jam, but even after the harvest the plant looks the same. You can’t even tell where she pulled the stalks for the jam. Awesome.

This summer I plan to dig up more of that blasted excuse for a lawn and plant more food. Grow food, not lawns! Not only do you get free food, but look at all the money you save on lawn care.
On to ROW80.


 Sadly, I must admit to a slow week this week. I think I’m safe to claim 4K words and a number of blogs read and commented on, but that’s about all. Too much of my writing time fell to unexpected trips to town and other errands this past week. (the dentist for example)

The plan for the upcoming week is a bit more self-discipline and a bit more progress on the WIP. I also hope to get some work done on the June edition of the newsletter.

So tell me what you’ve been up to this week. Having barrels of fun I hope. Let me know how you’re doing, I love to hear from you.

Don’t forget to sign up for the newsletter (top right of the page). There’s news, views, and other stuff in there that you can’t find anywhere else. J

Studio Expansion

Hi folks, we’ve got a rainy day here, just in time for a post and a ROW80 check-in. I’ve been distracted a lot lately and one of the reasons is the planning and construction of the studio expansion. Last year you got to see the original construction. This time you can watch the expansion. So saying, here’s the beginning.  First we dig the sod away and set the blocks.



Then we build a floor in the rain. (Didn’t plan that, honest. It wasn’t raining when we started.)

Then you cover it up with tarps and wait for a better day to build walls. 

The picture of me, soaked to the bone and kicking back at the computer while I wait for a turn in the shower will be in my monthly newsletter. There will also be a sneak peek at the next book in the Nova Series. You can sign up for that here. J

Now for the ROW80 check in.


All other goals have been put on hold except for reading and commenting on a blog a day and trying to reach 10K words each week.

This week I managed to read and comment on blogs, but fell a bit short on the writing. I’m at just under 5K for the week. Ahhh, I will try harder this coming week.
Well, that’s it for me today folks, what sorts of fun things are you all up to? I hope all you ROWers are doing better than I am. I’d love to hear from you all.