I definitely intended to post an update when the apartment repairs and upgrades were finished, to let you know when you can expect more new content. I’m sorry to say it will be at least another week before I can think about getting Chapter Four on the blog. We’ve had some unforeseen problems. I’ll explain.
Last Tuesday, my hubby and I took our two feline children and moved into a Marriott hotel for a few days while contractors repaired some of the structural problems in our home. I got a lot of writing done on Chapter Four, so the time away was productive.
On our last night in the hotel room, I discovered our room had bedbugs. Now, that’s a thing no one EVER wants to deal with. And as much as we’ve tried to keep our exposure limited, I guess it’s inevitable we brought home some extra tenants.
Now, we’re cleaning and packing AGAIN, but this time, it will be for bedbug treatment. On Friday, we’ll pack our cats and ourselves into the car and vacate our home for four hours minimum while our apartment is treated. I’m guessing PetSmart and Petco will see a LOT of us on Friday.
Tonight, I’m sending my draft of Chapter Four to Chris for his perusal, so hopefully, by the end of the week, I’ll have his suggestions in my hands, ready to complete this chapter of Destiny’s life. Meanwhile, the apartment needs my attention (again… sigh!) so I’ll be working my itchy fingers to the bone. Did I mention that I have no fewer than 30 bites all over my body? I’m wondering if all this mess was worth the upgrades. Extra pain, invested time and energy, and now bedbugs and the hassle it will bring to eradicate them. My gut says, “No.”
In reality, I’m shooting for Chapter Four to be up by the end of the month. Will I make that deadline? I don’t know. I’m going to try my best. Keep an eye on Facebook or Twitter for updates, as it’s easier for me to post there than here. This is a great time to follow me on social platforms! Just a click is all you need to ensure you get every update.
I will see you on the flip side of all this mess. And hopefully, I’ll be feeling better by then, too. As always, thank you for hanging with me here, and for reading my stories. I appreciate you more than you know!
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