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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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Update on Victoria. * We treated her with Petromalt chewables and… 
20th-Jun-2012 08:28 am
Oh, bitchcakes.
Update on Victoria.

* We treated her with Petromalt chewables and Vaseline (thanks, cmpriest!).
* She didn't get much better, so we took her to the vet on Saturday; he checked her throat for obstructions and found none (she was gulping after hacking), took blood, and told us to keep Vaselining her.
* She gradually stopped hacking, but didn't stop gulping. Also she gradually became lethargic and her breathing became labored, and her nose is stuffy and runny.
* The vet finally gave us the bloodwork results late yesterday; elevated white blood cell count and other things that made the vet worry.
* She is right now at the vet's awaiting X-rays.

So um yes. This has already cost us $250, and X-rays will probably cost ~$300, and actual treatment will cost an unknown amount of money we don't have. So.

Any ideas for anything I can auction off/sell/whatever? I can do Wind Tunnel Dreams again, but are people bored with that? I still haven't gone through my BPAL to pull stuff for sale, and I can do that, but it'll take a long time. Basically we need a fast cash infusion, y'all.
20th-Jun-2012 12:39 pm (UTC)
Is there a Wind Tunnel dreams e-book edition? I have the paper copy but I never read paper. I'd buy the e-book. :)
20th-Jun-2012 01:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, some of that stuff makes me cringe now!

I *could* put together an e-book of the stuff that doesn't make me cringe + newer and better stuff... got any links to e-book assemblage tutorials?
20th-Jun-2012 01:11 pm (UTC)
My recommendation is to use Sigil (https://code.google.com/p/sigil/), which allows you to assemble your ebook as an epub with what amounts to a slimmed-down HTML editor. Then use Calibre (http://calibre-ebook.com/) to convert from epub to mobi (because that way you get some ridiculously high percentage of the readers covered).

This is assuming that WTD has very basic formatting requirements; text, maybe centering and the like. If you have more complicated stuff, then that might be more problematic.

If you'd like, I can help out. I've put together ebooks (short stories, at least) before.
20th-Jun-2012 01:19 pm (UTC)
Excellent, do what he says, heh. :)

I have someone do my conversion for Smashwords for me, since the whole Smashwords thing drives me insane. The kindle version I just export from Word (save as filtered HTML), unless it has graphics, and then I have to jump through hoops.
20th-Jun-2012 04:04 pm (UTC)
I don't know about tools, but I'd jump on that! (There's a paper edition?)
20th-Jun-2012 01:22 pm (UTC)
I can make a jewelry piece for you to auction if you'd like.
21st-Jun-2012 05:18 am (UTC)
Whats your Paypal account again?
21st-Jun-2012 11:50 am (UTC)
shadesong@gmail, and thanks!
3rd-Jul-2012 09:07 pm (UTC)
Just saw, and read ahead. I'm so sorry you're getting hammered by stuff but I'm so glad Victoria is better.
3rd-Jul-2012 09:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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