Friday, August 8, 2008

Rain and Stuff

It's been a semi-yucky ten days or so since that last post. We are having One of Those Summers--it's been raining pretty much nonstop since mid-July. Right now it's not even 60 degrees. I'm wearing fleece and wool socks. I have a sinus headache from the mold that has vanquished the world. I am not a happy puppy.

In nicer news, Carrie Jones has another book out! Although, on the other hand, she has no right to be so prolific, no right at all. This one is Girl, Hero, following on the heels of Love and Other Uses for Duct Tape and Tips on Having a Gay (ex)Boyfriend. She also has a picture book coming out this fall, and Need, a story about a pixie/stalker, is coming out in January with Bloomsbury.

The picture is of Carrie signing books last Sunday in Ellsworth, when she launched Girl, Hero. Congratulations, Carrie!

Surprisingly, the effort to cut down on hot water use has not contributed to my bad mood. It seems to be working quite well, although right now we're forgetting the whole effort while we have house guests. We have the furnace on for maybe three or four hours a day, and some days we don't turn it on at all, but manage to do the dishes with lukewarm tap water boosted by a kettle of boiling water. We'll see whether any of this actually saves money.

I plan to cheer myself up by blogging more. Heh. See you in a day or two!

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