Back Burner

I put the book I’m writing on the back burner to think it over. I have some things to look through and sort out that might lead to a few edits. I’m thinking of just starting over with a fictional book before I write or rather finish writing the first one. It’s not half done but I think I left something out and that’s bothering me.

I’m wondering what to write about other than rambling around. I think that I’ll just open my word processor and start writing about whatever comes to mind. I don’t feel like forcing it right now. My Internet is acting up, trouble connecting so that answers the question of which package to purchase when this one runs out of time. It’s most likely the two $20 ones so I still have access to work but have to limit the social activity so that I’m not getting lost at the screen for hours at a time.

There are a number of things that have to be taken care of which have been on the back burner way too long. I think that some of it I can do myself, by myself. The things I can’t I’ll be recruiting help for the rest of it. Those recruits will consists of those that come over uninvited offering advice and opinions no one asked for without a clue what goes on. I think manual labor in exchange for not smacking them is a fair trade.

Reopening my savings account has been on the back burner too. I think the next load of junk I get out of my yard will aid in the reopening. I do not look forward to walking the full length of this place to inspect for stray items that got tossed aside carelessly by those that never realized it’s not polite to throw your trash in someone’s yard.

There is yet another water leak, under the house. I heard it flowing like a river on one of several trips out to flip the well pump back on so I could finish washing a comforter and the dishes. Now finding out what it takes to fix it requires crawling under the house. That is not going to be pleasant. The good news is that the junk under there can be thrown out while the leak is being located and simply picked up from the yard and thrown into a can to be hauled away.


Tuesday means that we only have one appointment. I’m looking forward to it. I plan to read “Double Tap” while little bit does her thirty minute session. Tonight I’ll open my Kindle App and read a few pages of “Wife No. 19” it’s taking forever to read because it’s so long and I get distracted easily but that’s ok too. I hope to finish “Wife No. 19” by the end of February, maybe March. “Double Tap” I hope to finish up during therapy sessions by the middle of March. What? I only have a few minutes a day at home to read and thirty minutes to two hours at therapy while little children play and be typical kids while waiting in a tiny space with a few chairs and toys that lend to the imagination.

I have done well with the limited Internet access this past week. It has encouraged me to work offline and do some much needed things around the house without running back and forth to check emails. I now wait and check them at more specific times of day, typically first thing in the morning, once at mid-day and then before bed. That is a rather big improvement for me. I think I’ll try purchasing two limited packages at $20 each next month instead of one $50 unlimited package. Maybe, that’d give me $10 in my pocket but would limit the amount of PBS kids that the kid can have so I’m on the fence about it.

The tag for the car is due next month and the kid has a Valentine’s party at school. Now to remember to get the Valentine’s while we’re out doing the now monthly shopping so there is no need to return to the store at a later date. I have to make sure to actually buy a month’s worth of things this time instead of thinking that I can go back later.

I haven’t had coffee in a few weeks now and I’m debating on whether or not to get anymore. For years I didn’t even drink coffee, drinking pots at a time was a habit that I picked up working the night shift so I could stay awake through it.

Well, I’m off to see if there is any work this morning or if I’m just going to clean house and read some. I don’t really feel like work this morning, maybe I’ll wait a little while.