"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Time Pasages

Two months gone, and no blogging. You might think I've given it up, but that's not the case at all. You might think that settling into a new location resulted in fresh habits, and you'd be partly right. Or that we had company, the best friend from my youth, and we were doing fun stuff. Or that I was travelling and couldn't interrupt my activities to blog them, which is quite true. Or that shelving books in my new library/office kept me too busy--oh, yes! Or that planting 235 spring bulbs in the gardens and continually photographing and picking roses took up my time, as it did. Or that I was preoccupied with event-planning for the diocese, as I have been. Or that I'm busily writing fiction and other things and haven't enough brain space left to compose posts, which has some basis in fact.

Some photos to illustrate all that's been going on....

Hanging at the lake with our guest.

My brother took this photo when I recently visited my parents.

The library shelving in the new house is fully installed--and mostly filled!

And I've got a music corner!

My new rose gardens continue to produce blooms...well into October! (The last photo was shot moments ago.)



We had a very successful Diocesan Council retreat, in combination with a Lutheran congregation and Bishop.

We closed up the lake cottage, for living purposes. The door dog will carry out his duty while awaiting our return.
On June 10th, we signed a Purchase & Sales agreement to sell the Lodge. It was a long summer and autumn waiting for the details of the sale to materialise, and at times our patience was tested. But the buyers wanted the property so much. Loving the property as we did, we let the process play out. Four months, almost to the day, after agreeing the contract, the closing took place at the same title company where we closed on the new house. That evening, we celebrated with some bubbly.
And I've got a lovely new pair of socks to match the bottle sock!
That's as much of a summary as I've presently got time to do. I've also read some terrific books, so I hope to post about that quite soon. (No two-month delay, I assure you!)