Saturday, December 02, 2006

Half baked day

Today's theme, partially done projects.

Spent a few hours tiling today. Got five field tiles down and about a dozen edging tile (aka bullnose) on the back wall. When the edging is grouted, I can push my desk against the wall and bring in a bit more stuff. Tile saw needs to be fired up first, though. I get to see if I remember how to score and break properly as one of my very first cuts. Geh. Rory made mortar for me and buttered tile to help things move faster, and he put in a shelf above my door. I'd love to get more done tomorrow, but I doubt I'll be up for it after work. Maybe instead I'll write! I didn't finish Nanowrimo. Too many distractions, too many disasters and too many zero days where I really could have put in at least 500 words if I'd tried. Ah well. Better luck next year. I'm motivated to get it done because I very much want to finish my edit on Masks and get it out to agents.

The wind is howling outside tonight. I have no idea what the weather is supposed to do the next few, but I'm sure it's going to be interesting. Hopefully not too interesting as I get to return to work tomorrow for a full day.

I'm really missing the covered porch today. I had a lot of hopes for it over the winter, having tropical plants in there and art stuff and setting it up so that things could be a little more organized around here. The downstairs area is downright oppressive. But as the office gets done and has more shelves added and as I toss out things that we no longer need (or are outright garbage) it'll help a lot. Then, when it's done, maybe on fair weather days in February I can get back to work on the dream porch.