December 2018

I apologize for not updating this blog as much as I should. I update my Instagram daily (mostly cooking and cats), so you can follow me over there if you like.

It’s the second day of Hanukkah (third night)! I’ve been balancing my real life with my writing the next three episodes of Femitokon. I finished the episodes (my NaNoWriMo challenge), and now I’m editing the first portion that will end up being Episode 12. I can’t believe I’m this far in, and I’m proud of my output. No one’s reading, but oddly I’m okay with that.

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I’ll be getting paid for an October production project at the end of the month, and it should be enough to wipe out the last of the 12k debt the spouse, and I incurred furnishing this house, replacing the broken AC, and paying off the remainder of the youngster’s college classes. We’re going to start 2019 off the way we began 2016–practically debt free. 🙂

My spouse continues to see a neurologist about the nerve damage in his spine. His walking hasn’t improved, and my heart breaks for him. Despite working in software and drafting, he’s been active all his life (hiking, tennis, hunting) and now he can do nothing that requires walking. His drop-foot is visible now when he’s in public, and sometimes people stare; the fact that he’s aware of it bothers me more than it does him–but then he was always mentally more together than me. 🙂

The youngest has five more classes to complete their degree–they lack any real motivation to get out there and score a job, so it’s going to be interesting to see how long it takes them to find their place in the world. The oldest remains in Texas, and though we’ve been gently suggesting he seek a more stable long-term career option, he plans to stay with Mayfield in their DQ location for another year. His girlfriend finally got a full-time job at an assisted care facility and is making the same wage rate – this takes the pressure off him and enables her to gain some confidence in their adulting endeavors.

Van Helsing - Season 2

Van Helsing is back on SyFy! I like this show even though some friends have dismissed it. Z Nation is dead to me; it’s too far gone to keep my interest. I’ve completely lost touch with Walking Dead mainly because we made the switch to Hulu Live TV. This past run of Channel Zero was immensely cool (Pretzel Jack!) and I’m caught up on Man in the High Castle, Harlots, American Horror Story, and Castle Rock.

I think I’ll end this post now and will try to blog more in 2019?

Rain!

We had four straight days of rain, one day of intense humidity, and then a round of thunderstorms last night. I don’t recall PA being this rainy in the summer, but I’m not complaining. After living in Texas for almost 20 years and dealing with drought + 90 degree weather for eight months out of a year–I’ll take too much rain any day.

I threw my back out carrying an enormous case of bottled water into the house. My spouse was so angry at me for that–but no one stays mad at me forever. We’ve been spending our night watching Deep Space Nine – spouse missed the last two seasons because the Moog was born in ’98 and he lost touch with TV for awhile.

Edits are coming along for Episode Nine. I’m extremely frustrated by my lack of readership. Unique visitors at the compendium (the free stuff) is through the roof in terms of readers who stay and browse–but out of the 30 some unique visitors that come everyday with their many views, none of them subscribe to read the pay-content. Femitokon.com’s been open to the public since January – that’s more than enough time for a reader to acclimate – but no one seems interested. :/

Spouse thinks I should reconsider a Kindle/Epub edition just for the Suffocation arc. A way to get the word out on the series for readers that wouldn’t normally consider the subscription model. I’ll have to think about it. I killed the bot I had posting to twitter because it requires upkeep and no one seems interested in that that either because I got ZERO referral clicks from it.

The youngest is taking 4 classes this upcoming semester so that means they won’t be getting a job during school this year. I see being home a lot in their future.