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August 2nd, 2017
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Jarring July
Another strange and somewhat eventful month in which life just keeps going in odd directions. The one good thing remains the Geren book 3 rewrites, which stayed ahead of schedule and got close enough to the end of pass 6 that I contacted my wonderful editor near the end of the month. Despite the other looming issue, God gave me the go-ahead to put out the money for the editing, for which I am immensely relieved.

How I'm going to get around is another matter! Various things have been breaking on my dear 2000 Saturn, Cerulean, over the course of this year, with too much spent on repairs. Then, after not touching the car for 6 days (after it developed another issue) the air conditioning quit working on July 15. That was my sign that it is time to say goodbye to Cerulean a year earlier than I'd planned. (I've had it since March of 2003.) Thanks to the Towner's generosity, I got to borrow their minivan for two weeks while they were on vacation, which helped me get through the latter part of July and was a huge blessing.

Aside from the Towners, my "hero" of the month is definitely my wonderful new portable air conditioner, which has immensely helped me survive the summer heat by night. And again, not much for the accomplishments list, though at least I finally got started on some writing. Triune is still in uncertain limbo.

July 22 - Second platelet donation of 2017
July 24 - Started writing 'The Deceptions of Hu-Havenn'

Pass 1 Highlight/comment potential edits & revisions COMPLETE!
Pass 2 Major edits and revisions COMPLETE!
Pass 3 Items missed in Pass 2, edit revisions COMPLETE!
Pass 4 Highlight/address bad habits and trouble spots COMPLETE!
Pass 5 Verbal read-through COMPLETE!
Pass 6 Thorough review with different font and page layout In Progress, 84% complete
Pass 7 Final sweeps not yet started

As for August, that will be another interesting and eventful month. I'm trying to restrict any driving to approximately 2 miles or less from home, knowing that I will need to junk my car at the end of the month. I'm also greatly anticipating a trip to Oregon with my mom, in which we hope to get a fantastic view of the total solar eclipse. Pass 6 will be done soon, which means a nice long break from Geren book editing for a few months...and hopefully that will yield more time for reading, art, and writing. Alas, while I have a growing list of books I'd like to get from the library, it's still too hot to want to try to bike there...maybe in September.


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