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Bear Cave Much Better Place to Be

black bear (640x364) (2)It’s really important that I stay in my bear cave to finish the edits on this book. 70 pages to go. 130 done. BUT, it’s essential that I get some papers notarized, scanned, emailed, and fedexed. We’re under 2 flood river warnings and 1 flood river watch. The two are already a couple of feet over flood levels. I tried to run in last night to a post office to do the notary, but the roads were soooo badly flooded, I had to turn around, not sure I could even make it back. In retrospect, I wished I could have taken a picture, but I was too busy trying not to get hit or flood my engine.

I kept saying if they’d send the paperwork earlier, even a couple of hours earlier, we would have been fine. Nope. Had to send them in the middle of the downpour and by then, it was already too late.

So I’ve been trying to figure out another way I can get this notarized…a place nearer by will do it, IF they can even make it into work. It’s a non-essential type place so they might not. And IF I can even make it over there. We have continued rains for several hours. I can’t do anything until businesses open up at 8:30-9. So until then, I’m back to the bear cave while the thunder and lightning continues, and the rains keep coming down.

ducks and koi (800x733)The ducks are probably laughing when they see all these cars stopped, trying to figure out if they can make it on the flooded roads. Lights flashing, they sit there, not sure what to do. Try to make it? Stall out their cars? Wait the storm out? The storm and the flood waters are not going away any time soon. Maybe tomorrow? But we have heavy rains through the weekend. Tow trucks have been out in numbers, towing cars stuck in the floodwaters.

I had to turn around while I watched a couple of other higher road vehicles plow through the water, the wet stuff as high as their headlights. I have a Ford Escape, the new models lower than the older ones, so the water was up to my headlights before I even reached the point where the water was even higher.  I didn’t want to risk it. Vehicles riding lower than mine were in a real quandary.  Two Suburbans sailed past me, idiots, not because they could, but because they were driving 10 mph over the speed limit as if to say ha! They could do it. There have been tons of accidents on the highways this morning, mostly due to the wet roads and flooding.

So I have to figure out this dilemma and figure out how to get it done without drowning myself in the process.

Hmmm, it sounds like the stuff for stories.

waterfall (427x640)Have a super great day! Back to editing!!! 🙂

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

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Halloween Flash Fiction at Books Make Me Happy

From Oct 25 – 31, Books Make Me Happy and Coastal Magic Convention are hosting the 2nd Annual Halloween Flash Fiction Blog Event.http://booksmakemehappyreviews.com/2015/10/

I’ve contributed a story, along with a handful of my fellow ‪#‎CMCon16‬ Featured Authors. Some of our stories are fun and festive, some are a bit creepy… even downright scary! There are two brand new stories each day, inspired by images from some talented creators at DeviantArt (and there are giveaways each day, too!!) Check out the details, including the full list of authors and post dates. http://wp.me/p5lsir-1ei I can’t wait to hear what you think of my story!

Mark of the Vampire, coming Oct 28, but be sure and drop by starting today to read everyone else’s fab stories and get a chance to win prizes!

I think Donna said, “OMG!” When I sent it to her to read. Good? Bad?

Then, “Where’s the rest of the story?” So you tell me–do I need to turn it into a novel? lol

Have a great day! It’s soggy and yes, still raining and raining and raining.
My story will be posted on Oct 28 at this link. It’s not up yet. I’ll try to remember to post it again on the day it goes live. http://wp.me/p5lsir-1eZBMMHHalloweenFlashFictionSquare1

In the meantime,

deep flooded culverts

deep flooded culverts

deep dry culverts before the storm hit

deep dry culverts before the storm hit

lake in side yard and fields

lake in side yard and fields

flooding in front yard

flooding in front yard–I never have flooding there

Same little tree before the storms in the distance hit us

Same little tree before the storms in the distance hit us

So, besides taking the puppies out in the rain all day yesterday, I worked on the print formatting for Taming the Wild Cougar. It’s back to proof this morning, so will be proofreading it and then I still have Billionaire edits to work on and 2 promo blogs. I was going to work on them yesterday, but needed a break. 🙂 <3

I’m off to proof. I think I saw some webs growing between my toes. Not on the puppies though. I think that’s what they’re afraid of–step in the wet grass and turn into a…duck. Or snail. Or toad.

If I ever had notions of moving back to the great Pacific Northwest, I would have a real time with my dry weather puppies.

Getting wet is really wearing

Getting wet is really wearing

Off to proof! 🙂 Have a great Sunday!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

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It’s Raining! And Raining…and Flooding….and Flood Watching and…Pouring & THE Book is DONE!

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Snail on the run…

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Drenching rains mean wet potty breaks

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Flooded fields and the rain is still coming down

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Yard is flooded too, but I could only take these pictures under cover. It’s still pouring.

Snails and toads are loving it! Puppies NOT. I have to carry each of them out into the rain repeatedly before they finally give in and potty. lol

ugh

Which means I’m puppy watching in the pouring rain. For each of them. But we did need rain!

I did manage to finish Jaguar Christmas!!!! Off to work on Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing revisions so I can turn it in. And then the print version of Taming the Wild Cougar. And then, I’m FREE!!! For an hour or so. I have a couple of promo blogs to do.

Did one for Halloween, and I have to do one for Black Friday, the shopping nightmare the day after Thanksgiving. I think I’ll show what happens when cougars, as in the shifter variety, deal with Black Friday. 🙂 And another promo I have to do, which I’ll  have to look up. I think it’s a Christmas one.

Soooo, then I can work on a book I’ve been working on. Which one? I have probably 30. Yep.

Have a super great day. It’s really, really, really soggy here! And we’re under flash flood watch through Sunday evening.

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

Connect with Terry Spear:

Website: http://www.terryspear.com

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