I didn’t have much to do today. The workmen have gone till Monday so could get on with some more writing without any distractions.
I’m surprised at how much I’ve done so far – its surprising how it adds up. Gareth’s help has been invaluable in ‘speeding me up’. He might suggest some incident that I left out of the first book (Dark Secrets) and he usually persuades me to include it. I just say OK, but I’ll just tell you and you can type it verbatim. He does; then all we have to do is go back and check the grammar. (There aren’t many mistakes anyway as he’s a far better typist than myself).
Anyway, I’m still well ahead of schedule even in all the ‘disruption’. Talking of which, I’m well on the way to getting an up to date kitchen now. The old one really was a bit ‘grotty’, but having said that, it was not really my fault ‘cause of all the other mess. If people literally almost ‘demolish ‘ a house and you’re left with nowhere to put anything, then what do you expect!?
Karen is coming over tomorrow afternoon and I’m looking forward to that. I think I’ve been ‘good’ lately, so don’t expect to get told-off about anything! I feel quite relaxed with her and we can talk about many things. Not what the weather’s been doing – but important things. She listens; and in turn I listen to her advice. She’s very excited about the books and keeps saying not to leave anything out – a bit like Gareth in that regard. I keep assuring her nothing will be, and it won’t!
I’m hoping she will be pleasantly surprised when she sees the new kitchen – even though its not finished yet.
Letter this morning enclosed a long over-due cheque. Quite unexpected (I’d just about given up on it) so that will cover the new carpet. If people paid me all the money they owe, then I would be really closer to getting a little richer! But then, who really cares. I have never really given that much importance to money.
One thing the kitchen work has done, is to get rid of the family of mice. I suppose they’ll just have to find somewhere else now where food is more accessible.
And that’s really it. We’re into the early hours of Sunday, and I’m seeing Karen tomorrow so I really mustn’t stay up too late. Definitely not all night again anyway!
For the moment,