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Missing – Green Flash Drive, Twelve Pairs Of Shorts, Four Pairs of Scissors, And A House Phone

Missing – Green Flash Drive, Twelve Pairs Of Shorts, Four Pairs of Scissors, And A House Phone

I just about went off the deep end last night when I realized my flash drive was missing. The green one – the one that contains all my chapters for ‘What Line’ and every piece of information on ‘Crossing The Line’ including my book cover, paperback and kindle formats! Akkkk!

You would think in a 1040 square foot home it would be easy to find something. That’s not the case though. There would be enough room if H would get rid of some of this furniture. He says I would get rid of everything if it was up to me. That’s not true. I don’t want to actually get rid of it – just move it into storage where I don’t break my neck tripping over the @#%*! I told him that in so many words and you don’t want me to repeat what I said. He then went to bed and left me searching.

Back to the situation at hand. Where could that flash drive be? Maybe next to the house phone I misplaced? I’ve come to the conclusion that phone was taken out with the trash.

Could it be nestled amongst the four pairs of little sewing scissors I have misplaced? I say ‘little’ because they are between four and seven inches long and the ones I use to rip out stitches – which I have been doing a lot of lately – that’s another story! Really?  How does a person lose four pairs of scissors at one time? Been missing since Christmas.

Maybe it’s in the pocket of a pair of those shorts I can’t find. Yep, all my shorts have gone missing, and I mean ALL of them! The weather has finally turned warm and I have nothing to wear. I’ve looked in every drawer, in every plastic storage box, under every bed, in the closets, and even in the storage room. They are nowhere to be found. Maybe… and that’s a small maybe, they were accidentally taken to storage with all the boxes of Christmas decorations. I seriously doubt it. Stranger things have happened though. Hmmm? Could those scissors be there? Naaawww!

However, that flash drive can’t be with those shorts because I’ve used it since I packed  them away last fall. I used it last week when I wrote about six chapters of ‘What Line’. These are the chapters that have not been backed up anywhere else. :(  Now I know how John Boy felt when his journal was burned up in the fire!

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I think there may be a hidden room, or a dark hole in this house somewhere where all my stuff is disappearing to. What else could it be? Maybe aliens from outer space? What do you think they need with a phone, scissors, about twelve pairs of shorts, and a flash drive? I don’t even want to think about it.

Yes, I had a fit last night, then I searched, and I vacuumed up dust, – where does all this dust come from –  searched some more, rearranged my desk again, and searched some more. I have probably spent about six hours this week searching for lost items and the hours were racking up.

FOUND IT! On the coffee table under some mail H had pushed aside! At least I think it was him. He was sleeping and was a good candidate to lay the blame on. Right?

No phone, no shorts, no little scissors though. Going to buy some new shorts this weekend – I’ve earned them – and a couple more flash drives to back up my hard work!

Elle

 

Just So You Know…Aliens Have Not Abducted Me And I’m Not Dead!

Just So You Know…Aliens Have Not Abducted Me And I’m Not Dead!

Dear WordPress readers and everyone else who takes a moment,

I’m sneaking in a little time to do some writing. Don’t tell anyone! Some of you may think I may have dropped off the face of the earth, but so far that hasn’t happened! Aliens have not arrived! I’ve been busy, busy, busy. There are only so many hours in the day and I can only be pulled in so many directions at once. I don’t want to get started on this, but daylight savings time has not added any advantage to my day except for it being daylight longer in the evening. What I need to do does not require daylight. The disadvantage is it’s still dark when H leaves for work which makes it still nighttime in my book. That’s the time you crawl back under the covers for a little more shuteye. It takes a lot of willpower.

What I’ve been doing is work that is my ‘real paying job’. You know what that is don’t you? It’s that thing you do to pay the bills. I also promised myself to have ‘What Line’  finished by the end of March. The writing part anyway. Didn’t happen. It’s almost there though. There’s only a few more chapters left to put down on paper. I’m not going to beat myself over it. It was a self-imposed deadline and I guess I can also self-un-impose it.  ;) (There’s a new word for your dictionary!) If you’ve got the time, hop on over to this link and read my preview. Leave a comment if you see fit.

In the middle of all that its tax time! The tax lady has ours (finally) so all I can do is wait on her now. What a feeling of relief when I  dumped it all in somebody else’s lap. Someone had to get all that paperwork together though and that would be me! Why is it always the woman’s job to gather up all this information? Does that happen in your household or am I doing something wrong here?

Andrew’s taxes are a different story. Even though he is in school he does work part-time – very part-time.  ;) So…taxes have to be filed. Surely I can handle that small feat. It’s only a little form and I did do it last year. My brain did not retain all that info on how-to though so now I’m stuck and waiting for a decent hour to make a call to a friend who can help me.

I’ve also been trying to catch up on a little reading. You know – that old ‘all work and no play’ adage. I set my life by it! So should you.

And last but by far not least is the fact that I’m trying to change my author platform up a bit. It’s all in the making and I’m real excited about it! It’s taking some doing to get it all to come together at one time. First thing is I’m going to start an email list for marketing and promoting. Who has that already in motion and does it work for you? I’d love some feedback!

Now, if anyone out there can tell me how to squeeze a few more hours out of each day without giving up sleep please let me know. I’d be very grateful! :)

Hope to hear from you soon and I’ll be back shortly!

Elle

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