Getting back on track. Maybe.
With a little time and breathing space, I can admit (to those who haven’t already heard or figured it out) exactly what got in the way last weekend. I had a car accident because someone else pulled out on me. I was fine beyond whiplash and lost time but insurance, etc. will be wrangling for a while. I have a replacement rental car and I miss my Golf – to the point where I’m starting to agree with my sister’s nickname for him, “Precious”.
My computer issues are controllable if not perfect. The desktop is back to being my main computer and is as healthy as I’m going to get it for a while. The sound isn’t working but mainly because I haven’t looked into it. The solid state drive refuses to work. The new printer is happy, though Finn is not so sure about the new housemate. The laptop is usable (and upgraded to Ubuntu 10.10 in the name of testing stability for the desktop).
All this means the genealogy side of things is up and running. I’ve even done a small amount of work on the database and will hopefully have minor SANSOM and TABERNER updates for next week. I’ve also been blessed with contact from a second cousin on the BECK side this week. (Hello, Dan RAWSON).
Writing continues. In particular, 25 Ways to Kill a Werewolf (Alex Jones’ world) now has 5 methods completed. I’m also mulling over an idea in response to a first draft of one of Dylan Fox’s short stories [External Link] I was lucky enough to read through. Theory has it that art is generally a dialogue, a response to what has gone before and what the people around you create. I guess I’m just conforming to the theory.
(No, I’m still not going to mention the rugby. I definitely can’t cope! Although I am wondering what’s going on with Stephen Jones’ facial hair / beard. Is it something to do with Movember [External Link] or do I just spend too much time online / thinking about these things?)