It’s been a hard week. Work has sucked up a lot of my time, so I didn’t write as much as I wanted to. That upset me, especially when I realized I haven’t put out a new title since last Halloween. 😦 The way things are going, I’ll be lucky to release two books this year, and that’s simply not enough. Something must be done, and I’m thinking about it.
R tells me his 82-year-old mother may be moving into the lake house this weekend. He says it’s temporary, but I think it’ll be hard to get her out of there once she takes up residence. The woman pisses away money, having a generous monthly stipend, but is always in debt and bugging her family to help her out financially. They’re all sick of it, and no, she’s not senile. She’s always been this wasteful and stupid when it comes to money. On what she gets each month, I would never have to edit again, could afford a new car, and would be able to travel, albeit modestly. She has two storage units she’s been paying $60 each a month for, and they’re stuffed with shit she hasn’t looked at in years, yet she needs more. Hoarders, anyone?
This depresses me some, because the lake house is a great vantage point to take photos. I’ve gotten lots of cool shots there, as you know. It’s also close; I can zip over there for a break, kick back with a beer and the camera, then return home refreshed, ready to tackle things again. Although I get along with her well enough, she drives me batty; see previous paragraph. Childlike adults always irk, ya know?
The wood storks are still hanging around. Got a pic of one recently at the lake. Looks like he’s yawning. 🙂 There are two islands on the lake, and this one, which is directly off R’s property, is where all the action is. The birds like to sit in the trees on the west side, facing the sunset. Can’t say I blame them.
And the sunset that afternoon. There was a band of clouds above the horizon, as you can see, and I was taken by the light pattern coming through the lower edge. Almost looks like a bird in flight, taking off from a river of gold.
Have a terrific weekend!