Okay so I have the money for the retainer. That escalated quickly. Sending in the fee agreement and check today, and I will get the ball rolling on the civil case. Which feels good. The thing about stuff like this is that it takes forever
to get any
motion - the detective only gave her report to the DA yesterday morning. So anything that I can proactively Do helps me deal with this quite a lot. My lawyer has warned me that this will stretch out for months anyway - augh. But getting it started is good, and means that I have the intervening time to actually live my life instead of being in the "what do I do next" mode I've been in for the past three weeks.
It's (only) been three weeks.
Here are some things that have nothing to do with me and are cool.
* The Bloodchildren
anthology of stories by the Octavia Butler Scholars is only up until tomorrow! Go buy it! $8.01 for work by awesome writers of color!
* The new Goblin Fruit
* And have you seen the first issue of Interfictions Online
My day yesterday was dominated by managing the BPAL sale and donations. Today, I need to focus on the laundry and writing some stuff for my pro blog and reading for the Elgin Awards; we will hopefully have a plumber coming today (leaky faucets and now leaky toilets), and I have a phone call regarding potential paying work (hate phones, need money), and I have some additional phone calls related to this madness to make.
And I need to do all this today because I actually have a writing day tomorrow
. Adam's taking Elayna to a thing at her college. They will be gone most of the day. It'll be my first day alone in the house and not being actively terrorized since I don't know when. At least early April? And I intend to use it. (Also michaeldthomas
will be at Fourth Street, so he cannot distract me on Gchat!)
Um. What else. The Beginning of Summer party is this Saturday! Yes, I will be there! I am looking forward to seeing people! Can anyone give me and Elayna a ride?
And Sunday I am packing up a lot of BPAl. Is what I am doing Sunday. Dang, y'all. Thank you.