The primary issue seems to be the internal (not the easily re-orderable/replaceable external) battery.
The trend does not seem very hopeful.
Once it goes out completely, I will not be able to blog, Facebook, email, or anything else for a bit as I borrow a computer to push through and finish my book!
Since this may be my last chance to post for a bit, I'll share a couple other things here.
First, a writing update.
I have been seriously dedicated to the re-write of my Harvesting Hope from Heartache
manuscript since Thanksgiving.
With the holidays in there, realistically, since the half way through the first week of the new year.
The initial chapters flew together quickly and so very well.
I have ended up adding significant amounts of new material I had not planned to include, requiring dozens of hours of new research on my part. As a result, I've been stalled at the "not quite 1/4 of my final draft" finished mark for about three weeks now.
I am SO EXCITED about all the new things I'm learning, how these early chapters now flow, but I am also physically/mentally exhausted (I'm often in bed for the night before our 11-year-old who has a 7:30/8 PM bedtime) and rather discouraged to feel like I'm rather spinning my wheels, not at all in book content, but in manuscript finishing progress.
|My hubby and our youngest watching birds together.|
Would you please pray with me to include every single word God wants me to share, but to also get this accomplished QUICKLY? My personal desire is to have a finished draft ready before I head to Mount Hermon Christian Writer's Conference in early April. At this rate, that is not a feasible expectation, but if God returns me to the speed I was seeing at the start of the year, it is still possible!
|The other two people I keep keeping on for.|
Now 17 and 14, both "seniors" of their campuses this year, high school and junior high.
My registration for the conference itself totals $1,285 this year, since I'm not going for the extra early pre-conference like I did last year. This amount is due in full by March 5.
I don't know how God is planning to provide this. I'm looking around at things I can ask my daughter to list on eBay (I'm InfertilityMom if you want to watch for my auctions) for me in the next week or two, to try to raise part of the needed funds there.
I currently only need $180 more in order to finish paying for conference registration. (If that comes through GoFundMe, I'll need a little over $200 there to pay their fees and still have the $180 to pay off the conference. If you wish to PayPalMe and select Friends & Family (without "PayPal Purchase Protection") rather than “Goods and Services,” I will receive 100% of your gift and not have any fees incurred).
This covers Thursday, April 6 dinner through Tuesday, April 11 breakfast, all meals, training, seminars, and lodging.
I will likely get a ride to go half way on April 3 and spend a few pre-conference writing days with my ride / co-author / conference buddy. So the conference registration amount listed above will not cover my portion of gas or meals between April 3-6, or on the way home.
I will come home on April 11 or later, depending on ride provision. I can get at least half way home that day, even have a place to stay at the half way point if I need to spend another night or three there, but am still looking for a second leg ride home back over Donner pass.
Thank you for prayers for all of God's provisions in this matter!
The final thing I wanted to share could be its own post. If my computer corporates I'll grab this and move it into another post at the end of the week. Just in case I don't get that chance...
Here's last Sunday's outfit.
Here's the necklace my parents gave me for Christmas:
The dress doesn't show the butterflies unless you get up close and in the right lighting. (Apparently a close up camera offers even better "lighting" than the naked eye!) A fun eBay find several months back! Thrift shopping makes me feel so amazed to spend pennies on the dollar just by buying gently used. :)
The shoes I bought new, also from eBay, over the summer, on a fantastic clearance.
See the "hidden purple butterflies" on the toes. Without the sparkles, they are even more hidden than on the dress!