Well, New Year’s Day was quiet.Â We woke too early, with me hung over.Â Spent the day playing with the kids, then watched to the end of The Wire.Â Stunning stuff.
Woke earlyish this morning for my 45th birthday.Â Had breakfast, did a little office work and talked to Gary while the girls were out.Â Then got ready for a small party here at the house, just with family.Â It was fun – a BBQ – and I got some swell gifts.
As we were waiting on dessert, a terrible sound was heard.Â In our beautiful new living room. The one with the brand new lounge suite and the brand new stereo. The ceiling collapsed in a pile of dust and crap.Â There was one minor injury during clean up, but it was pretty unpleasant.Â We now wait to see if the insurance will cover it or if we’re up for the money, and what damage exactly was done to everything.Â I think we were reasonably lucky, but who knows?
Oh, and yes, this means some minor delays on things and if anyone’s looking to get an anthology edited now’s a great time to ask …