Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Waning Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Chiron Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Uranus Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde
Hot and steamy

They told us to expect it to get up to 105 today. Let’s hope the power folks get their act together. We had a power outage yesterday, then it came back on and flickered for about twenty minutes, then off again.

The power company, police, fire, et al handled it quickly and cleanly.

The news organizations, however, SUCKED.

No information on any of the radio stations. NOTHING. Now, there’s a reason I keep transistor radios and batteries. Hours later, no one had ANY information. And, when I called one station to say, “What’s going on? Why is there a power outage? Why aren’t you giving us any information?”, the guy on the phone said, “I dunno.”


It’s a news organization’s job to find out about these things and relay the information. Dump the interview with the latest idiot kicked off a reality show and give us something that is actually relevant to our lives!


The upside of all this was that I worked by candlelight. I had a stack of letters that had to be handwritten anyway, so I got out beautiful stationery and wrote them by candlelight. And then I did some work on WC. I’ve almost cracked the issue, and I have to tonight, because my editor needs it, but not quite.

I read Agatha Christie’s Sad Cypress yesterday afternoon, on a break from writing. I’d never read it before. It’s a good break.

One of the LM Montgomery books has a stamp inside it from the Anne of Green Gables Museum! How exciting! That’s one of the places on my must-see list – Prince Edward Island. I don’t know when I’ll get to do it, but I’m determined to get there.

Now, I have to check all the emails and make sure there’s no pressing business, and then try to get some work done on WC before heading off to the theatre. Hopefully, I won’t get stuck on a train somewhere during a power outage.

I’ve got an entry and another interview to post on The Thirteen Traveling Journals Project, and I’ll probably do one tonight and one tomorrow, or move it back one day.

To work, to work, and trying to stay cool.

Uh, oh, Tracy’s got more to say.

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At 9:13 AM, Blogger Michelle Miles said...

Do ya'll have AC up there? 105 is not abnormal for us down here. DH and I like to say we live in the desert because it's bloody hot and we never get any rain (it usually goes around our house - it's the damnedest thing...). Stay cool! And writing by candlelight sounds divine. :)

At 2:45 PM, Blogger Lara said...

Oooh, I did that last night! I wrote by candlelight when the power was out for about 1/2 hour--(of course I was typing on a laptop, but you can't beat the ambience!)

I hope it gets cooler for you, soon. Want some of my rain?

At 10:52 PM, Blogger Eileen said...

Writing by candlelight sounds so wonderfully hobbity! *smile*

I suppose that passing along information about a power outage falls outside the realm of reality television and therefore it becomes inconceivable.

105 sounds incredibly hot. We've been having wind each evening, which is a blessed relief from the staggering heat we have been experiencing here.

I don't know if you've ever seen any of the Hetty Wainthropp television series -Season one is available on DVD and sometimes it appears on PBS stations. Patricia Routledge stars as a woman who was a housewife and is retirement age, but becomes a private eye with the help of her young assistant - Dominic Monaghan (Geoffrey).


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