Thursday, January 28, 2010

Good News

We found out last night that our well will (hopefully, if the weather holds) be dug next week. At least it is not the month without running water they gave us as a possibility. Oh, the joys of living in the country. Still, while we have changed how we do many things we are getting used to it. Still I look forward to being able to turn on a faucet again.

I was working on my supernatural YA that I have slowly been putting together over the last month and a half. (I still cling to it despite its slow go and tell myself I am choosing my words carefully as opposed to ramrodding it just to finish.) I like the fact that it is told from two different times, one when the character is a child and one when she has just gone out into the world. This way when I get stuck on one part I can work on the other. That was what I did today. I have been working on the child's part of the story since shortly after I started. Today I went back to her turn to adulthood. It was a welcome change. Things had been getting a little weird and I needed to show how she was adjusting to her new found freedom and the recent death of her grandmother. It all ties together. I am just glad I am writing.

Also, my wife and I went on our first date 15 years ago tonight. It was a vivid night of drinking beer (I still remember the brand) and watching Iowa State hockey (we kicked ass). One of the best nights of my life.

Good fight action about a minute in.

Have a great Thursday.

14 comments:

Rebecca Nazar said...

Awww, that's so sweet. Congrats on the 15 years. : )

katey said...

Happy date anniversary! Sounds like my kind of date, too.

I grew up in the country, so I feel you on the occasional inconvenience-- from getting to the store to the sometimes impossibility of getting water. As long as it doesn't keep you from the writing :D

Jamie Eyberg said...

Rebecca, you should be congratulating my wife, she is the one who has had to put up with me for the last 15 years.

Katey, minor inconvenience. At least I can stay warm, eat warm food, read, write and watch a little bit of tv every once in a while. Who needs to bathe? just kidding. It is no treat washing out of a bucket though.

Mary Rajotte said...

Hehe - what does it say about me that your comment to Katey made me think of that Simpson's episode - "I wash myself with a rag on a stick".

Maybe it's the city girl in me but having no t.v. to distract me and the country views sound great - but I'm sorry to hear it's still a bit of a wait. Hang in there!

Jamie Eyberg said...

Mary, the views around here are spectacular, and I don't use a stick.

Cate Gardner said...

Congrats to both you and Ann.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Happy Anniversary!

Ying and I saw Harry Potter on our first date. I found that darling.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Cate, thank you.

Nat, excellent choice in date movies. I have never seen any of them in the theater myself.

Aaron Polson said...

Ah, first dates. Hockey and beer is about as good as it gets. Toss in a pizza...heaven.

Hope the well works out.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Aaron, I will have to ask her, but I don't remember so there might have been pizza involved as well.

K.C. Shaw said...

That's great about your well! I hope they can get it finished really quickly.

That's great too that your book is coming along so well.

Jamie Eyberg said...

K.C., I don't know if the book is going well, it is going. One foot in front of the other I guess you could say.

Ann Eyberg said...

Aaron, we had pizza the next day. I don't think we ate anything that night. We drank Red Dog beer and watched hockey, then movies all night.

Danielle Ferries said...

Happy anniversary!