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a few hardcovers and pbs available from Closed Circle, signed. Latest: Moonlover and the Fountain of Blood, Jane Fancher short story. Chernevog, part 2 of the Rusalka trilogy co-written by CJ and Jane; and Orion's Children, a tetralogy from Lynn.

Welcome to the new look
Wave Without A Shore

It’s a work in progress but everything should work now

 

The remodel

This is after pulling the cabinets and deciding to put an equipment closet midway to section off the dining area. The walls are now coral in the direction of view, white trim, and will have a grey slate flooring. Cabinets are quiet brown, fittings are ruddy copper,...

Preparing the pond to survive…

A little warier than last year. I am doing 3 things, first of all having a pond 'turnover' device, a little heated pump that will keep circulating a stream of water up to outgas CO2 buildup and then to return to the depths...and a regulation hole-creating pond heater...

We have functioning lights, and the new faucet came.

It's a thing of steam-punked beauty. Coppery. We're not installing it yet. I can get by with what I have. The ceiling with the lights is nearly finished, and we've found a way to move some wiring onto other breakers so that I won't have the toaster, coffeemaker,...

Repair stopped—for the day—

We have spent 3 days fixing a wiring problem in our attic, which is one of those low-profile roofs, requiring a body to be jockey-sized. Or smaller. Today---noonish---we got the sucker. When wiring has to connect across an old 'addition' boundary, ie, old to new...

So I start the day on a mission…

Get another can of salmon paint from Benjamin Moore, a can of Vintage Apricot from Ace, get mouse eliminator for the garage (they're back!) and food for stirfry, plus pick up the T-molding for the thresholds from United Flooring. I head for the grocery, and am greeted...

Adventures in paint…

As in---shades of adobe. Which (a light version) is what the kitchen is. After looking through every paint chip in Spokane, we settled on a color from Benjamin Moore, which went perfectly with the cabinets we are not now getting. By sheer luck and the fact we had to...

And…best-laid plans of mice and men…

Or in this case, the cabinetry, the one thing on which we had based all color and design choices... Fell out from under us. Turns out there are some real problems that did not turn up, which we found out at the last moment, quality issues that are a no-go, hidden...

Progress on the remodel

The floor is ready to be re-floored. The ceiling is painted except for some cleanup and the bit where Scott (our carpenter) is ready to remove the old vent fan that doesn't vent; then we are going to install 3-4 recessed lights, and also move the ceiling fan over to...

Still camping out. No sink. Water from the tub…

Our sink arrived. The poor UPS guy had to schlep what's labeled 'team carry' pkg up two sets of steps. We have much of the ceiling painted. Some of the walls. We have the broom closet mostly built. We are gaining weight from fast food and from the fact I'm cooking in...

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Resurgence

Jane's made a pass; now CJ's turn

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Alliance Rising

with my agent, and at DAW

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Alliance-Union History

Held for Closed-Circle until we turn in AR.

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Emergence

in production phase

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