I realize I’ve been letting Facebook cannibalize this blog. I post daily updates on Facebook – it’s been a great social hub for me – and updating the blog just never happens. So here goes – the Recent Life and Successes of Droog:
My health continues to improve! I am working on dealing with the pain caused by my kryptonite tasks as it happens and am having some success.
I started jogging a few weeks ago and it’s been great for me. I run to the mailbox – 1 1/3 mile roundtrip – every other day:
Yesterday I went on a 4 mile hike/run on a beautiful stretch of the Ice Age Trail along McKenzie Creek with Brook and it was exhilarating. I love trailrunning! I now enjoy exercising again – after 10 years during which it was just too painful.
I am well over halfway through my rewrite of Hel’s Bet! I’m on page 507 out of 805. I had a breakthrough week last week – 106 pages – because I ran into a streak of chapters that needed only light rewriting. I am going to try to finish the book this month. I am confident I will sell it.
We’ve had some bear problems at The Pad in the last few months:
I can’t leave my trashcan out on the road the night before the trash truck comes or a bear munches on it.
The loons have 2 chicks! They are already about 2/3’s the size of their parents and confident divers. The parents are constantly on guard because of hungry Bald Eagles:
The Tamarack Bog has been dry and the pitcher plants have sent up their weird little flowers:
My new used Jeep Cherokee, Casey, is a champ! It’s a solid car:
I’m doing great and plan to do even better once I get this dang book out the door.