Still sick, but not so bad now. I'm still slightly deaf and coughing but at least I'm not hacking out a lung.
Even while I was sick, things kept happening around me. In one week I had three more design jobs but I've asked them to give me a few more days to recover.
The good news is I can at least do some of the preliminary work (research) from the couch, all thanks to Greg.
Last week, when I started to feel marginally better, I decided to hook up my laptop and read a few blogs from bed. Only my laptop was dead. Deader than dead. At first I thought it was the battery, but no, even the power cord wouldn't boot it up.
Frustrated, I got online to see what the tech wizards recommended (besides buying a new laptop). I tried all their suggestions but nothing worked.
Greg comes home Thursday night and he takes a look at my laptop, checking all sorts of things with a voltage ohm meter. It's the power cord he says. Defeated, I start searching online for a replacement, wondering if whatever fried the cord also fried the laptop.
Greg tells me to hold off as he scrounges through a box of orphaned electronic hardware and pulls out four other power adapters. He finds the one with the right pin and voltage, and voila, a working laptop.
The man is a genius. Do I know how to pick 'em or what?
The other thing that happened and forgot to mention last week is that Darke Contour interviewed me on her blog. Oh, sure, roll your eyes at me! But have I ever been boring?
(Don't hurt my feelings. I'm still sick. :cough cough:)
Anyway, she interviewed me specifically about my cover art experience. So if you'd like to see publishing from another angle, go over and pay a visit.
It might be the middle of October but the weather is warm and pleasant here. The garden is going strong and the goats are singing their rendition of "Love is in the Air". There's a lot of grunting and vocalizing from the boys. I don't think they can impregnate any of the girls through a fence, but I've heard stories...
Things are starting to look up. I feel like the fog we've been under is lifting.
If you have any questions about cover art, go over to Darke's blog. I should start being able to visit more of your blogs this week.
So what's new with you? Who's celebrating Halloween this month? I love Halloween, but we live so far from any of the action it's always a quiet holiday for us. Do you dress up or decorate for Halloween?