Thursday, 14 May 2009

If I only had a brain...

very windy, rainy chilly, temps 14

Power keeps flickering off today. Sitting once again by a fire - in mid-May. Listening to the wind biffet the house. Thank God for brick homes. Have put water in the tub in case the power goes off and we need it to prime the pump. Will take Trudy out soon. Actually, I want to cut the last of the daffodils in the cutting garden, and some tulips and take them over to the cottage. Susan arriving tomorrow for the long weekend.

Listened to our great friend Mike Finnerty on his CBC Radio show this am. He announced what we already knew but couldn't say - he's leaving Daybreak to move back to London. His partner Dom has a wonderful job there...and Dom (such an amazing person) - gave up his career in London so that Mike could follow his dream...and now it's time for Mike to go back so that Dom and pick up. And Dom - because he's brilliant - has a great new job there...even in this economy!

And Mike - because he's brilliant - has also got a fabulous and exciting new job in London. He'll be working at The Guardian! A journalists dream...and they're so smart to hire Mike. He'll be their editor for - their website and comcasts. Thrilling new field.

But we're heartbroken to lose him - from our radios but mostly from our lives. Still, we'll be visiting, and they'll be visiting us.

Lise came today - some book work, but mostly she and Donna dove into the garden and worked there. It looks great. Lets home a tree, or a house, doesn't land on it. If we see a bunch of Munchkins out the window we'll know we're not in Quebec anymore.

Wrote well over 2,000 words this morning...hit another turning point but I think I negotiated it ok...feels good. Right now I'm trying to turn everything to the endgame. So everything is driving toward the solution.

Exciting, but often scary, stage.

Well, off into the storm with Toto. Auntie Em, Auntie Em...


Anonymous said...

May 14th. We are getting the remnants of your wind. Very
strong and cold. With rain yet.

Does anyone know how to deter squirrels in our bird feeders?
They are thieves. Even bought a highly recommended anti-squirrel spray. Did not work very well.

Good you are doing 2000 words. I can only write and count to 50. Anny

Louise Penny Author said...

Dear Anny,

you break me up! Sorry to hear about the squirrels...we haven't figured it out at all.

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I am happy to hear of the 2000 words ... is this for another addition in the Inspector Gamache series? Please don't tell me that the series is over...

Louise Penny Author said...

Hi Anon,

Yes, it's for the next book in the Gamache series. By the way, book 5, The Brutal Telling, will be coming out in October!