This post was written on 5/15 and posted after I returned.
We’ve been up here for about five days now, honestly, I’m losing count. The only way I’m able to keep track of the days and the date is my laptop, which I’m charging in the truck each night so I have the battery to write with the next day. Speaking of writing, I’m doing well, closing in on the end of this tale!
The weather has been nice, at least I think so, mostly temps in the mid-60’s though yesterday it clouded over and rained a bit. Hubster complained about the rain, I thought it was nice. I’m reminded how much I’d like to live up here. Maybe in town (Springerville,) or outside it, where I would have power and internet service, not up here at the lake where I have neither.
While the fishing hasn’t been great, they did catch enough to have for dinner last night. No, I haven’t been fishing yet, and I may not go this trip. It’s not that I don’t like fishing, but that I detest the 40 mile hike out to Hubster’s favorite fishing spot. Okay, so it’s probably closer to half a mile, but it’s over rough ground that turns my ankle, besides I’m having a hard time breathing in the elevation this trip, I don’t want to risk it. If were going to be here longer I’d get used it better, but as it stands I’m content to stay at camp and do things here.
Nothing hugely thrilling over the last few days, we’ve been able to have a camp fire each night and cook dinner over it and the kids are loving s’mores and roasting marshmallows. We’ll be here until either Saturday or Sunday, so that means either three or four more days. I’ll enjoy them, but I’ll also be glad to get home, not the heat (it was 106 there yesterday!) but my bed and my shower, those I’ve missed. And my email, I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s missed me having regular access to my email.
It’s been a long day, and I’ve gotten a lot done. I’m not entirely caught up yet, but I’ve managed over 2000 words and I’m well on my way.
I’m also making good progress in visiting family. The kids and I are having a good time, and I have great hopes of continuing to make it back where I should be.
No words at all yesterday, though I did end up making a few hundred on day 7, and by midnight last night I was officially behind.
I used seven hours of driving to do lots of plotting, but with less than two hours sleep since seven am on Friday I just don’t have the energy to try to make words tonight.
I’ll get the new ideas down and make some progress toward catching up when I’ve had a little sleep.. and I’ll let you know if I end up dreaming the book. I’ve done that more than once before.