Tuesday, May 15, 2007

A Collection of Shimmer reviews

Tangent Online says, "The Winter 2007 issue of Shimmer, edited by by Beth Wodzinski, is full of magic, love, poetic prose, and again, magic. Not the kind of magic you expect in traditional fantasy stories—spells and bewitchment—but the kind of magic that pulses through the veins of a well drafted collection to enchant the heart. You will remember these stories long after you have tucked the small paperback among your other collectibles." Thanks, Donna!

Sam Tomaino at SFRevu says, "The Winter 2007 issue of Shimmer is another good one. I thought all the stories were Very Good."

And check out what Lois Tilton at IROSF (free registration required) has to say; she gives Tom Cofferwillow Comes Undone, by Stephen Moss, a "Recommended."

Thanks for the reviews!

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Yay for the new furnace!

It's 41 degrees and rainy in SLC today - luckily, the new furnace is all hooked up, and it's doing a lovely job of keeping us warm. I'm amazed at how much quieter the new furnace is than the old one.

The electrical work is proceeding. The outlets have been replaced everywhere, and there are new outlets in the office - time to get busy putting that room back together.

I spent a long time on the phone with T-Mobile last night, trying to resolve a relatively minor problem. No luck. Finally, I said, "Fine, I'll just find another phone company," and hung up. A few moments later, I realized, no, I hate phones, I'll just go back to not having one at all. Thank you, T-Mobile, for helping me make my life a tiny bit simpler.

Life is good.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Houses Know More....

Q: What did the electrician say when he was poking around in the attic?

1. Oh my god! I just found $50,000 in a suitcase over here!
2. This job is so much fun I've decided not to charge you anything for it.
3. See these beams that hold up the roof? They're gonna need to be replaced before winter.

One cool thing about the attic is that you can see the old lines from when this place had gaslights, and the chimneys from the bricked-up fireplaces.

I wonder what they'll find tomorrow?