Three AM

Here I am again. Three AM and can’t sleep. The good thing is I forgot my Sunday pill so it is just a few hours late. Kathy installed a new light fixture over my kitchen sink. A few little bumps but overall, we did a good job. Then the back screened in patio door wouldn’t close. We finally took the drip molding off at the top. Later I discovered at least one of the studs holding up the roof nearby had dry rot at the base so the roof was actually falling down. I’ll get to that the first day it warms up a bit.

Cathie from Canada is coming down for a short visit. We spent three weeks together in Iceland in 2016. Four years ago already. Time seems to be going faster as the age years pile up. It seems to me I remember sitting on the front porch in 1936 or so and thought the day would never end. I always thought she was my niece but it turns out she said she is a cousin.

I’ve been busy sewing quilts for the last two weeks. I’ve got fabric on the living room floor, on the guest bed,  on the sewing machine table, and the ironing board. But three completed. The last one, in the process, will be no. 366. Also discovered Hobby Lobby has fabric. Closer, and they have people to help a customer. Joanne’s is further away and I can never find someone to help me and then they don’t have knowledge to help.

I guess that’s about it for last week. See you next week.

 

 

 

 

 

Four AM

Here I am again at three in the morn, Monday, and not sleepy. I have an INR appointment later in the morning so I hesitate going back to bed now because I might just sleep till noon like I did Sunday. In fact, Kathy woke me up or perhaps I would have slept another few hours?

We went for lunch looking for a place I had been a few years ago and after wandering around for an hour or more I mentioned there was another one I knew exactly where it was. Arrived and when we went in. I thought I was in the wrong place. I went back outside and asked a young man going in if he knew if it was the one I remembered. Yep. New owners turned the place upside down to what it was now.

” Is there an Arby’s or something around here?”

“No, but a nice independent a few miles away in Parkton.”

And it was! We ordered a hamburger that the waitress suggested and it was DELISH. Thick and juicy with a faint trace of pink in the center.  I hope they stay in business long enough for me to go back in a few weeks.

Don

 

EZINE PAGE 2

I have decided to offer a special sale for my two recently published books, RENDERING, and SENIOR TOURING SOCIETY.

So here is the deal;

Both books for $20.00 with free postage. Plus, a coupon for one future book. The amount will be determined upon publication.

These books are First Edition and I will sign and date my signature.

Sale ends February 8, 2020. Just in time for a gift with a short dedication to your boy or girlfriend, husband, wife, children, mother, father on Saint Valentine’s Day.

Send an email to don.kemp.author.wordpress.com for the address to send your check for one or more copies.

Ezine

Yes, I didn’t know what this was either. It seems like it is short for an online magazine.  So I may need help to get this started.

First edition: getting started.

This was a blank page all morning then I thought, why not start with how you got two books published?

The real beginning occurred in 1974 when I published I LIVE WITH A MENDED HEART with my mother as editor and my brother as printer. Bi-pass surgery on the heart was ONLY at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio in the entire USA!. I had to show up a day before for ‘classes’. First, they asked how many were smokers. ONE cigarette in the past thirty days and you went home. They would not accept you. But that is getting ahead of the account. People were stopping me on the street and asking questions about my experience. That’s when I decide to write about it.

I wrote three chapters and an outline for some more. The editor of the newspaper was not there so I laid it on his desk with a short note, “What do you think?” The next week everyone was stopping me and saying things like, “I enjoyed your article.” or “What’s next?” Are you going to write more?”. After thirteen chapters, articles, whatever, my mother and brother urged me to make a book. I bought a mailing list of doctors and hospitals all over the country. Sold a copy for $1.95 including postage.

Don

 

January 13 2020

How can it be two weeks into 2020 already? What happened to 1989? or last week?

Last week was for the most part rather dull. Perhaps that’s why It went so fast? I did enter another of the 24-hour story contest at Writers Weekly. To long to include here of course, but I will post it if I get any placing in the top groups.

Not much else for this week, except a lot of writing to catch up on from so little last year.

I did finish another baby quilt and hope to deliver to, Chelsi at Subway this week sometime. Another awaits finishing on the guest-room bed.

new beginning

New books are in the mill. Water flowing over the wheel and interior machinery is slowly coming to life.

I can’t reveal much more than that but will do so as soon as possible.

I am also going to try and say something at least once a week on this site. Yes I  know,I said that before but now I really will try.

This year has been a series of in and out of the hospital. Then I tripped over my own two shoes and took a rather hard fall. New books have taken a stop sign until I can get going again 100%. which should be now!.

Wed. 2-20-19

Got word today that request for med. pills was denied. That was 8 days ago. More has happened since, I think. Going toDoc.tomorrow.

Forsythia showing yellow today. Daffy’s out for over a week. Some trees around town showing color. Spring can’t be far behind. But only 40′ today.

new beginning

I will try to keep this going now. Well, at least every other day. Today is news about my Mexiletine drug for my heart A-Fib. Last year the co-pay was $18 for three months. Medicare plan D enrollment ends on December 7th. But the formulary comes out the about the second week in January. So how do you pick a plan? I am stuck so far at $175.30 for a drug that has no other substitutes. I began my quest for relief with BCBS that first opportunity in January.  No result yet. I’m down to one more day and out.