You know what kind of stinks? Moving during the last week of NaNoWriMo.
You know what stinks more? Finding out less than a weeks before you move that the house won’t be ready or even livable.
But, somehow (I’m still not sure how) I managed to knock out my 50k. 50,005 words, to be exact, and then I called it quits because I needed to put the computer in a box. The computer with my latest draft, no less, which means that I had to copy/paste a section of an older draft that was on the laptop and validate that, instead, which made my dad give me funny looks because I was playing on the computer instead of helping clean/paint/fix stuff (because the one thing we made sure worked at the new house before moving in was the internet, nevermind that we didn’t have computers to hook up to it yet).
Through luck, skill, and the goodness of friends we managed to get out of our apartment in time, turning in the keys just 45 minutes before the deadline. My dad has been the one doing all of the work on the house, but he took time out with a friend to get our furniture moved from the apartment. Luckily, we were only moving 2.5 miles down the road, and into a ranch house rather than another second floor apartment.
Next week I’ll share some before and after photos, and the story of the house. Right now were still in the “in between” stage. Our stuff is here, but not all of the furniture. Most of the rooms are painted, but there’s still a lot of cleaning going on and one of the showers doesn’t work. And don’t even get me started on the basement. I’m pretty sure there are Racnoss living down there.
But back to the story. I squeezed out my 50k, but I still have about four chapters I haven’t touched and I think two more that are only about halfway done. I’m going to set that one on hold for a little while, however, because I have some patterns that are long, long overdue. I’ll be focusing on those for my December projects. I was hoping to have them done by the beginning of the month at the latest, but that was a bit over ambitious on my part, I’m afraid (so if you’re one of my test knitters, I’m very sorry about the delay).
Now I just need to figure out which box my knitting is in.