October 30th, 2012

Paul Neyron rose 2

Tuesday so far

I'm just noting that we got through Monday without losing power.  I finished the first book of Lord of the White Hell and went to sleep immediately afterwards, a bit after two a.m.  I woke at quarter of nine.  So far Tuesday we still have electricity.

I'll probably read Lord of the White Hell, Book Two today or soon.  As I noted in my previous post, nothing was resolved in book one.  I thought at least some of the protagonists' problems would be resolved, but that was not the case.  I'm glad I have both books.

I'll note what else I do today.  I have a couple of editing jobs, but one is due later in November and I think the other is due in December.  No harm in working on them early, though.

I called P. to see how she was doing, whether she still had power or had made it to work.  She called on her break at work to say that, yes, she'd made it there and that she still had power at home.  The buses didn't start running until 9:00 a.m., she said.  She usually works a 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. shift.

I texted J.  He said it was still rainy, windy and cold down in Baltimore.  They were good otherwise.

Later: I walked around in the afternoon in a slight rain, and took a look at the various garden plants.  The roses were fine.  Several branches had broken off the butterfly bush, but from what I understand a butterfly bush can be cut to the ground and come back, so I'm not too worried.  Some quinces had come down off the quince tree.  What surprised me more was that there were still a few hanging on the upper branches, despite the rain and wind.

Dad said that a small tree had come down in the very back of the back yard, but it's all brush back there.  I feel that we're very lucky that none of the big trees near the house came down, and that the electricity stayed on.  Thousands of people lost power.

I finished the second Lord of the White Hell book.  It resolved the things that had been left hanging in the first book.  Some of it moved at a sedate pace, which I didn't mind.  Once things got going, they really got going.  I liked Kiram and Javier.