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Ugly weather this week, but there's been some good stuff too:

     Made it to the bus stop Monday morning without being struck by lightning! It was awful--in my 7+ years of walking, I've never had it so bad for lightning and thunder all over the place. Thinking of the book 5 lightning bits as I walked just made it even more entertaining.

     Wednesday was interesting. I locked myself out (first time in quite a while) had to 'break in', missed the bus and wound up driving to work. At least I was only 5 minutes late! And it worked out, because I stopped by the vet on my way home and got heartworm meds for my cats, and also treated myself to Chipotle for my dinner.

     This morning I finally finished with all the Vue-related re-downloads and re-installs. Took quite a bit of time over a few days, so I'm glad to be past the worst of the prep-work. Now I just have to remake some of my custom textures and objects, because the file paths are all different on the new pc.

     Very pleased with my book 5 editing progress this week as well. Last night I finally got myself into shredding the last chapter, since the middle section needs a lot of work. Arun is still greatly enjoying the nightly verbal edits!

     And today's high point is my second blood donation of the year and the reward that comes with it. This time, a $5 gift card for Baker's Square! They've got 27 varieties of pies/desserts so now my fun is picking which one I'll get to savor!
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On May 12th, 2011 08:38 pm (UTC), silvanime commented:
Glad to hear that you are safe and well after that storm. It's a good thing you locked yourself out on Wednesday, rather than Monday!

Congratulations on the blood donation! That's definitely good news. Do you have a target you are aiming for?

I must apologise, while I'm here. I know a lot of good stuff has been going on for you but I've not had the time to give your entries more than a cursory glance. I hope to go back and find out what has been happening in more detail.
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On May 13th, 2011 10:58 am (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
That would have been awful! Though it was the carrying too many extra things on Wednesday since I didn't need to bring lunch that day which messed up my small brain.

Well, with whole blood donations, I just go for 3 a year, but with apheresis I'd like to reach 9 a year eventually. Unfortunately, I've failed in both my 2011 donation attempts so far, so I'm still at 0. =(

April was huge, but May has just been hours of tedious work moving into my new pc and editing book 5. Hope seeing you around means that your hand is getting better! =)
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On May 13th, 2011 04:25 am (UTC), brezzydal commented:
Sounds like a pretty nasty storm on Monday. Glad you were all right.
Congrats on the blood donation. That is neat with the gift card.
We do not get any kind of reward for donating. How long have they been
doing it?
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On May 13th, 2011 11:01 am (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
And then the wretched 85 on Tuesday and the awful humidity since Monday, and more rain every day. It sure was nice to finally get a half-decent night of sleep last night.

They just started it this year. Appears my company got some sort of recognition recently for having the best-attended blood drives in the city, so this might be their way of trying to stay on top! =)