June 30th, 2011

Paul Neyron rose 2

Thursday -- moving a few things

Mom and I went to the apartment.  I packed all my books, and we put some clothes and stuff into big trash bags.  I'd bought the last box of the big kitchen trash bags, so I feel no qualms about opening the box and using them.  I had some outside-size trash bags, too, and quite a lot of my clothes went into those.

R.A. was staying over at M.'s.  I had e-mailed and talked to C.W. about moving out.  M. called me while Mom and I were driving to the apartment.  I called back and said to R. that I was moving.  I didn't expect it to be this fast, but Mom sees no reason for me to pay for July if I don't have to.  I'm sure M. got it.  I think it will take a while to sink in for R.

I brought my plants back with me, the CPU, mouse and keyboard from the computer, and all the wires that went with the computer.  We're renting a pickup truck tomorrow, and my secret love child may come to help me move if he isn't at the beach.  He had tentative plans to go to the beach, but he's supposed to call first thing in the morning and tell me if he isn't going.  I gave him the house number.  He gave me the directions to his house, though I knew the location within a couple of miles.  S. said he gets up at seven a.m. to go running.  I knew he was a gym rat, but running, too?

Dad hooked up the computer, and I finished an editing job on a novella.  I had tried to work on it last night, but I was really tired and Word on the computer downstairs was taking a couple of minutes each time to open a file.  The computer downstairs is terribly slow.  I wanted to do the novella justice. 

I caught up on some of my e-mail.  Jordan sent one to say that Zero Hour was out in e-book, with illustrations.  I knew about the P.L. Nunn cover, which is gorgeous, but I didn't know Jordan had done illustrations as well.  It's very cool.  There was a discussion on Jordan's LJ about how you can reflow formats other than PDF, but I have no idea.  I'd be afraid of goofing up the e-book completely, and not being able to read it at all.  I've downloaded the occasional book in html -- accidentally downloaded them.  As far as I can figure out, each chapter is a completely separate thing, and you have to be online to read it.

Anyway, Zero Hour is beautiful, both in PDF and epub.  My e-reader is black-and-white, so I could appreciate the cover better in PDF, but it still looks good in black-and-white.