Ellen Million (ellenmillion) wrote,
Ellen Million

Mondaily with Book Launch and Computer Woes

Computer still behaving woefully; Safe Mode is the only start-up option now, and it takes more tries to get there. I'm trying to decide if I want to go through the hassle of reinstalling windows at this point (I last did this in October and GUH, it's always such a hassle), or if the lure of a new laptop is too strong. This poor thing *is* getting a bit beat down. It's had more than 6 years of hard, hard abuse as my sole machine, and has wear-marks where I rest my wrists. Either way, I need to plan for a few days of downtime, and I think that will be AFTER I get the proof copy of the TW anthology, and verify that I don't need to make any last-minute changes.

Speaking of, I will be releasing that TW anthology shortly here. The computer hiccups put a dent in getting everything prepped for it over the weekend. That, and the mad, crazy landwork we did over the weekend; after my Saturday post, we got up on Sunday and did it all over again - plus some. We took in two more pickup loads of ice storm debris (there are at least another 4 loads lying around; that was a devastating storm!) and then cleaned the house like mad because my parents are due any day now. I am too sore now to be stressed over how the house looks now, but it is Very Clean. Also, we bought a new vacuum cleaner, a darling little shop vac I have already named R2.

Okay, I'm going to go shovel dog poop before it thaws this morning to unwind and try to limber up my very, very stiff muscles, and then come back and get the book launched, even if I have to do it via my iPad.

The glamor of my life never ends!

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