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Monday, August 4, 2014

Gust Blogger - Alice Duncan

Termites Ate My Blog

Oh . . . very well, termites didn’t eat my blog. But they ate my bathroom floor, and I had to have a new one put in, and the disruption in the household turned me into a basket case, and I didn't write a July blog. I regret to admit that I'm easily upset. I think it's because I’m old and set in my ways and like things to stay the way they are. Just the wieners and me in this dumpy little house, editing, writing, eating, and walking (well we all do the last two. I do the first two by myself).
Shoot. I honestly didn’t realize what a slave to routine I was until termites ate my bathroom floor. But everything’s better now, including the bathroom. Good thing it’s a small one or the termites might have eaten the whole house (the issue being money):

Not only that, but a new Daisy Gumm Majesty book, DARK SPIRITS, was released in July, and I darned near missed it! I’ll be giving away copies of DARK SPIRITS at the end of August. If you’d like to enter to win a copy, send me your name and home address at alice@aliceduncan.net

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I’ll be in touch with the folks who won copies of RESTLESS SPIRITS individually. Sorry I’m so late.
Things are back to normal now. I have too much work to do, too many dogs to care for, and still live in the Middle of Nowhere. But at least I have a new bathroom. And a new book out! And, to add to the excitement, I’m in a running battle with the local newspaper (which is really, really bad, but it’s the only game in town). It’s odd how a good fight can perk a person up J

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  1. I have read all of Daisy Gunn stories and loved them. I am now reading DARK SPIRITS and Daisy' s comments about the KKK so true.

  2. I hope the first thing you did when the bathroom floor was finished was relax in a lovely, hot tub. Unless like me, you only have a shower! x

  3. Thanks, Betty Louise! I thought so, too :-)
    I only have a shower, too, Suzie. Sob! That's because the old bathroom plug had to be removed. If I can ever afford it, I'll get another plug. It's a built-in one. I'd love a hot bath. With sweet-smelling stuff in it. And no dogs looking at me. Faint hope.