No Going Paperless Post This Week, and Other Updates

Last week I posted my 100th Going Paperless post, and I think that, coupled with a cold that I am still fighting off, has earned me a week off. I hope you’ll forgive me, but things will resume next Tuesday, which just happens to be April 1.

I took a sick day from the day job today. I stayed in bed until around noon, sleeping and trying to let me body recover from this cold. I’ve found that, for me, a day of doing absolutely nothing usually does the trick. Indeed, by 1 pm, I was feeling better. I even managed to get my writing done early today, extending my streak to 246 consecutive days, and 388 out of the last 390 days since I first started trying to write every day. Moreover, I’ve beaten my daily goal for 10 straight days now, which is the first time I’ve done that in a while.

Later this week I’ll hit my Life, the Universe and Everything1 birthday milestone, but birthdays just kind of flash by now. More exciting is some new furniture we’re having delivered in a week, so that we can complete the transformation of our living room from an office to a living room. We haven’t had a real living room since we bought this house more than 4 years ago.

We are also in the process of wrapping up our evaluation of contractors to have some kitchen remodeling work done. And while we’ll likely hire a contractor in the next week or so, the work on the kitchen won’t start until mid-May. It’s not a complete overhaul, and is probably considered a “minor” remodeling, but it will including new cabinets, granite countertops, a new sink, new floors, a new pantry and some other odds and ends.

I’m working like mad to finish up the novella that I’ve struggled with on and off again because I have a big project that will follow that one–and I’ll have more to say about that in due course.

Today, however, I’m just trying to take it easy, and get through this cold.

  1. If you don’t get the reference, it shouldn’t be too hard to find online.


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