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Rob’s Update: Delays

Week 19 of 2023

Greetings all

As you can see, I’m a day late to sending this week’s update. There have been some delays in the moving process and I just didn’t have time yesterday.

Overall, buying the house has been a smooth process, but the move has been awful, thanks in part because of our amount of stuff. However, we have not been helped by our moving company. They basically screwed up to this point and we *still* have a truckload of stuff.

I’m giving them a chance to make it right, so I won’t name them yet, but I’m incredibly pissed off right now.

But there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Even if I have to rent a UHaul on top of all this, it’ll all fit at this point. At some point, very soon, we’ll have everything in Anthony and be settling in. I anticipate a good week of work, real work, next week.

Also, this is one of my favorite weeks of the year. It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday, and my mom’s birthday falls around Mother’s Day every year so it’s a double chance to tell mom how awesome she is.

She is awesome, by the way.

As for work, I’m nibbling away, doing maintenance level stuff. I’ve lost basically a month of production, which, to be honest, was to be expected.

So everything is delayed, but as I tell people, there are reasons and excuses. A move is a reason. Boy, is it a reason.

Time to take advantage of Brewbaker’s and do some editing. Have a great week, everyone.

What I’m Listening To

The sounds of Brewbaker’s. I’m going to miss this place. It’s been a really productive writing home. If you’re ever near 95th and Renner in Lenexa, KS, you should try it out. Their truffle fries are really good, as is their southwest chopped salad, especially with extra fresh jalapenos and avocado.

I’m eating that right now, in fact.

Quote of the Week

May 12 is a huge day for birthdays, including not just one great quote machine, but two, Yogi Berra and George Carlin. Also born on the 12th is Katherine Hepburn, Ving Rhames, Burt Bacharach, Florence Nightengale, Emilio Estevez, Tony Hawk, and a host of other fairly big names like Lou Whitaker and Leslie Charteris. Also, who knew Mary Kay had a last name. It’s Ash, by the way.

But I have to give a double-shot since how can I pick between George and Yogi?

“Meow” means “woof” in cat.”
George Carlin

He hits from both sides of the plate. He’s amphibious.
Yogi Berra

Rob’s Riddles

I have a Patreon where I write Old English style riddles and provide snippets of my work. You can find it here: patreon.com/rhodri2112, along with a sample riddle.

I apologize for the hiatus on the move. Back to full speed soon, hopefully next Monday. Thanks for everyone’s patience.

New Mythology Works in Progress

Rob’s Works in Progress

  • Sowing Spring’s Wrath (3,213)
  • Farewell, My Ugly (73,704)
  • Rick Blaine (8,845)
  • The Feasting of Vengeance (3,405)

Upcoming Events

New Releases

A new 4HU novel! This one is Companion of Darkness, by Casey Moores. Get it here: amazon.com/dp/B0C4V1Z4LR

And there’s a ton of things going on with CKP, so many I can’t really get to them all. You should also subscribe to Chris’s email list *and* get a free story. Go here: chriskennedypublishing.com/newsletter and sign up.

Tracked Items

Today’s Weight: 354.0

Updated Word Count: 112,158

Firehall Sagas Archives: 737 entries

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Have a great week, everyone.

Rob Howell

Creator of the Firehall Sagas Universe