Housecleaning

The power went out Sunday afternoon, and with it the sump pump, which resulted in the entire basement’s taking on about four inches of water — though it’s not clear from where, exactly, since the area around the sump itself was bone dry. There’s some suggestion that the back door may have also leaked around the jamb, which will so be a warranty replacement, assuming we can get the builder’s attention.

For the record, we’re two months overdue for our two month walk through, which we were told by the site foreman he would be contacting us about personally when it was time. We haven’t seen the guy at all until this past week, when he stopped us on the street wanting to know why we hadn’t sent in our punch list.

Er? Dude? You said you didn’t want us to send it in!

Sheesh.

Anyway, everything’s okay except for the water issue. The sump’s back up and working, so we shouldn’t be getting any more water in while we deal with things — things fortunately being nothing we can’t live without. The carpet’s most likely one of them.

Speaking of drastic housecleaning, I’ve decided to give Nano another run this year. I have other projects looming over my head, oh you betcha, but I’ve been thinking I needed a kick in the creative side of my butt for some months now.

I intend to use my daily word count for Nano as an incentive to put those other projects to bed. It’ll be a ‘here, Shai, if you get x done today, you can write 2k words on something that nobody will ever care about’ type reward.

Yes, really. And yeah, that’s a genuine reward for me. Never claimed to be sane, now did I?

Anyway, I’m there as Nineme if any of you are participating this year and want to commiserate (or swear at me for being infernally cheerful).

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