My apologies for such a late post.
Normally, I try to keep my Insecure Writers Support Group posts positive, but the demon monkey riding my back has gotten the best of me. Temporarily anyway.
Last week Monday I heard a hissing sound near the door leading to the garage of my house. I tracked the sound to an electrical panel. When I opened it, I smelled burnt wires and realized the sound was sizzling! First thought, an electrical fire in the middle of the night. Did I mention I have an infant and two dogs and my husband is deployed?
The earliest an electrician could come out was the next day. So I shut off all the power in my house, beseeched a neighbor to save what she could of my food, put my dogs in a kennel and went to a hotel. When you have an infant, you need hot water, refrigeration and the ability to pump breast milk.
All of the shuttling around was not as simple as I hoped due to my baby’s recent aversion to the car seat. I know most infants just fall asleep during a ride. Mine only wants to scream and cry lately. Every time I get him in the car I pray this phase will not last much longer.
Diagnosis from the electrician, an entire upgrade was required, which entailed a butt load of things. Bottom line, $$$. The work would be done in a day, but couldn’t be started until Thursday.
My son’s first Halloween was nothing as I’d envisioned. No jack-o-lantern, no trick-or-treaters at my door, but at least I had electricity in the hotel.
A one day project is STILL ongoing. It’s a four man job, but the company only sent one guy. The work done so far has enabled me to return home, thankfully, but I have no idea when it’s going to be finished.
Since this demon monkey has been on my back I haven’t met any of my writing goals. I’m doing my best to stay afloat with the lineup of promotion for my upcoming release. Other than that an endless slew of “stuff” keeps popping up and quite frankly I’m exhausted.