I took my work van in for service on Friday and it turned into an all day thing. Turns out that the reason my AC wasn’t particularly cool is because the compressor clutch has gone bad and needs to be replaced. So, that weird farting noise I heard every so often was simply the pressure relief releasing. That needs to be repaired. The stabilitrak warning light is due to a bad sensor. Also a thing that needs to be replaced. The problems with the radio… you guessed it, bad radio. That one didn’t get approved. I guess if I want a radio that’ll be on me. Then there was the oil change and tire rotation. Easy enough. And lastly, a thing I didn’t even realize was happening, one of the rear brake calipers is seized. That’ll need to be fixed as well.
I was at the dealership until about 2-2:30 before they finally got the approval to do the work from the fleet company. Needless to say, it didn’t get finished. They’re thinking Monday around 2. I’m thinking that taking Monday off might be the best way to deal with this. Clouds and silver linings and what not.
I woke up very early this morning and yet I still haven’t gotten the lawn mowed. Crazy. I was going to get some writing done before I did that. The writing is going pretty well. I’m not quite keeping up with the 1000 words a day, but I’m less than a thousand words behind at the 11th day. So that’s not to shabby and far better than I’ve been doing, you know, since a very long while back. But that didn’t happen this morning either. Nope. Instead I spent my morning and the early part of the afternoon coming up with book covers for my various projects that do not use artwork that I don’t have the rights to use. Which basically means, book covers without any art. This is what I came up with.
I based the template on the shield logo and while they ain’t great, I think they’ll work for what I’ve got in mind. However, now that I’ve said that, I’m going to have to look at those fonts. I’m betting most of them are not free to use. Because nothing is. I’d like to polish up some of these and offer them as ebooks, here on the site if nowhere else.
Sirens Cove is the thing I’m working on right now. I don’t know if it’ll actually make it to a novel length story. It started as an experiment to see if I could take the Crazy, Deadly, Cool story and genre swap it from crime fic to fantasy. So far so good, I’m enjoying the challenges that it’s providing. I don’t have a lot invested in it, but it is interesting to see the story evolving away from the initial kernel and become its own thing.
I guess I’ll go mow the lawn. The neighbor asked if his tree crew can use my backyard again tomorrow. Apparently, they’ll be taking down the remaining five pine trees in his backyard and want to drop them into my yard. I’m fine with that. They did a really good job cleaning up last time they did the same thing. I just need to do my stuff, because it doesn’t sound like I’ll be able to tomorrow. Later.