Mom and Dad watched Mini for the day, so I had the house all to myself. How QUIET this place is with no one else here? *_* Disturbing!! I spent about an hour working on a manuscript, but that was about all I could manage to before pain had me hobbling off to sack across the couch again. I stayed there for a while, then decided to try a hot bath. I read for a while, watched Gravedancers, and then watched a string of episodes from Forensic Files on the TRU channel. Needless to say I was thrilled when everyone made it home! Unable to work, unable to do anything but lay there, what a boring afternoon! ^_^
Tonight I had the phone cord stretched through the dining room to the couch, so I can get my Net fix. :P I'm also following the weather closely. Although we live pretty high up in the state, we're not immune to damage, and we're expecting to get storms, rain, and tornadoes from Hurricane Gustav.
Hubby and Oldest dropped by Lowe's earlier and bought extra flashlights, batteries, and tried to get us a generator - they were sold out. He's going to check a few other places tomorrow. If even moderate winds/rain reach us, we can expect power outages, and we're hoping to get something that will at least run our freezer and a fan.
We have bottled water in the deep freezer now, and we're stocked up on easy meals that won't require refrigeration. Being stuck to the couch is hardly the way I would like to spend these next few days, particularly if the power does go down, but there's not a lot I can do about it. I have an appointment coming up with the doctor and we'll be discussing surgery options. But I'll post more about that as I know something.
I wanted to run my book giveaway contest over the course of the next week, but with the prospect of power outages, I'm going to have to amend the plans. I'm going to bundle all five books and a bookmark pack into a single grand prize and extend the entry time. So here goes...
Starting Monday (Sept. 1st), drop by here at the Cora Zane blog and post in the comments, OR, if you are unable to post to blogger, you may send me an email at Cora Zane @ aol.com (with no spaces) and Win Books! in the subject line. Either way, you'll be entered to win a set of five books and a motherload of author bookmarks, author cards, and other goodies.
Previous contest winners are always welcome. And if enough people show interest, I will throw in a 2nd and 3rd prize - a book of my choosing and a promo pack.
The winner(s) will be announced on Saturday, Sept. 6th here on my blog. (Or if there's a blackout, as soon as power is restored!)
I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend. I'll be here on the couch, reading and keeping an eye on The Weather Channel. ^_^