Hunting and house buying have one thing in common. The fun stops once you pull the trigger.
I'm up to my elbow in sweat and blood, as I try to get everything done before we move into our new abode. After a nearly 16 hour day of painting, caulking, and scraping yesterday I don't see anyway we are going to make the self imposed deadline of actually sleeping in our new house by Friday the 20th. There is still much to be done. Heck, there is still much to be undone as the previous owners never graduated past frat boy carpentry. They have painted over every outlet cover, register, screw, and light switch in the house. Apparently they didn't own a single screw driver to remove anything before had as even the bathroom mirrors are painted onto the wall.
More details to come but there were quite a few hidden surprises around the house once they got all their crap out. There is a shelving unit in the garage made from cinder blocks and duct tape. No I am not kidding. I'm sure the previous owners had do douse their ears in aloe yesterday as I grumbled with each new discovery. Having said that I need someone to bail me out and take over My Town Monday this week as their is no way I can check in often enough to post links in a timely fashion. I have a post already written which will go up tomorrow but Sunday and Monday I will be too busy to check in very often.
Also blogger extraordinaire and the queen of great ideas Chris Eldin has it upon another one. Here is a cut and pasted email she sent me.
The Book Roast blog (www.bookroast.blogspot.com) will be hosting a Pitch Party on St. Patrick's Day-- Tuesday, March 17 from 7am through 7pm (NY time)! More info will be posted late Friday evening on the Book Roast blog.
We're inviting participants to submit a pitch for a book (real or for fun). The theme is "luck," and the pitches will be limited to 75 words. One pitch per participant. I hope you can drop by and take a look. Or enter!! PLEASE ENTER!! You'll have fun, and you can use a pen name if you like!!
Five highly esteemed editors will select their favorite three, and say why those pitches stood out. The winning pitches will be announced at 9pm (NY time).
The editors on board are listed below. Ms. Spitfire is technically in marketing, but she has occasion to touch the slush. :-)
Please help spread the word, if you can. We just want to have some fun amidst this environment of publishing gloom and doom.
Y'all check it out and participate if you can. And please let me know if you can assume the link master role for My Town Monday this week so I can get the word out in my post.