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Snow Day Part 2: The Writering.

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Another Snow Day! This means KU is closed for business... which means more writing! The Galactic Adventures of Jack & Stella is now up to 49,775 words - that's almost 1200 freakin' more since yesterday! I've almost reached the psychologically important 50k threshold. More importantly, the revision has progressed another 12 pages. I'm only 9 pages away from writing all-new scenes - an even-grander psychological threshold! It's thrilling to be only a day away from jumping into uncharted waters.


Snow Day also means I had to shovel a crap-ton (that's a technical term) of snow from the sidewalks this morning. In many places, the snow was deep enough to spill into the tops of my foot-high snow-boots, soaking the feet. And the wind was so bitterly cold that my molars were frozen beneath my windburned cheeks. Right now, it's only 10°F in Lawrence, Kansas, with a windchill in the negatives... so I was sort of an idiot to try to dig out this morning. At least it's beautiful to look at, and sunny.



This photo shows the back yard, post-shoveling, during Snowpocalypse 2014: Day 2. Unfortunately, as you can see, the ice from last week's storm remains, meaning at least the urban wildlife can come find seeds here as usual... where are you, little squirrels and birds? Come eat!

Chris

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xjenavivex
Feb. 5th, 2014 09:09 pm (UTC)
Glad you are getting some writing in!
mckitterick
Feb. 5th, 2014 09:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Feels GREAT!
clevermanka
Feb. 6th, 2014 02:28 pm (UTC)
This photo does not show how much snow is really out there. Looking at that, I'm kinda like "well it doesn't really look that bad" when I know it's SO MUCH WORSE.
mckitterick
Feb. 6th, 2014 02:41 pm (UTC)
That's because it's SHOVELED. LOOK AT THAT SNOW-PILE where the fire-pit used to be....
carmy_w
Feb. 6th, 2014 10:08 pm (UTC)
Yesterday we watched a squirrel burrowing under the snow to find a buried nut. He'd root his head down under the snow, then toss it up in the air and this little clump would go flying! He did it about a dozen times, then must have found his stash, because he fiddled around a bit, then dashed back up the tree!

And I think you are probably machinery handy enough to do what my DH did-he picked up a couple of used snow-blowers off Craigslist, put about $100 in parts into getting them fixed up (new belts, scrapers, and wheels) and then sold one for nearly the full price of both right before the storm hit! And then he was out playing in the snow nearly all day long for the past two days. He cleared all the sidewalks and drives on our block, then went & did the two houses on the end that both belong to elderly folks. :D

Edited at 2014-02-06 10:12 pm (UTC)
mckitterick
Feb. 6th, 2014 10:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing two such wonderful stories! What a great idea: He paid for the snowblowers by selling one, then used the other to pay it back to the whole neighborhood.

Gold star.
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