Friday, July 29, 2011

Painting, and My Personal West

We've been having some work done on our house for the past couple of days and they are painting in my room, among other things. That's where my computer and internet access are so that's why I haven't been around to the blogs as much. It seems to be completed now so I'm gonna start making some rounds of blogs.

In the meantime, Richard Prosch is rerunning his "My Personal West" series of posts. The one he's got up today is a guest post by me that I wrote back when Killing Trail first came out. If you didn't see it then, check it out now. It's HERE.


Sidney said...

Displaced by progress.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

In the meantime, don't let the paint fumes get to you.

the walking man said...

Breathing the fumes isn't so bad except for the headache once you get back to fresh air.

Randy Johnson said...

TCB. We all have that to worry about.

Ello - Ellen Oh said...

But you are always so great and consistent on your blog. I do envy that.

The summer has been so overwhelming in general. It's hard to be on the internet at all. sigh. I feel like I've lost touch with people and I feel bad. And I don't know if I'll ever catch up again as I'm stuck in my revision hole also. I wish someone would invent a way to have more time in a day. Even one more hour would be a big help!

Deka Black said...

Don't worry. The walls will be thankful! Plus.When a thing must be done, it must be done ;)

Charles Gramlich said...

Sidney, indeed.

Alex, we've got some fans running to get rid of the fumes and I've been staying out of the office.

Mark, yeah, that fresh air will kill you.

TCB, yep

Ello, I've fantasized about that too, about shrinking the time when I'm doing nonsense crap like sitting in a meeting, and extending time when I'm writing.

Deka, tis true!

laughingwolf said...

by the time xmas rolls around, the fumes should be diminished :O lol

Oscar Case said...

Speaking of paint, I've contracted with by great-grandsons, 7 & 8, to paint my mailbox which is located in the garage here. I'll have to see what colors paint I can come up with. Things keep interfering in the blogging world.

Charles Gramlich said...

Laughing wolf, I'm hoping for a little sooner! :)

Oscar, to blog or to paint. I think I'd choose paint every time!

pattinase (abbott) said...

We are having a bathroom done and it is amazingly disrupting.

Charles Gramlich said...

Patti, amazing how much a little shock to the routine can throw you off.

ivan said...

Says note on "Painting and My Personal Best"--"You inserted the wrong CAPCHA" when I commented on your story...Am I just thick here in the wee hours of the morning?
My comment would not go in.
To echo Bill Cosby, "Hey man, what's a CAPCHA?"

Anyway, here was my comment:

This reminds me of the days I was a local history writer for the Star Weekly magazine in Canada.
That is good?
My colleauges would say I wrote too much like a historian.
I soon began to ape Heminway.
Standing there in the rain, writing history. :)

eric1313 said...

When I was working at Lucky's in Hot Springs, three lovely young bartender gals from Fort Smith used to come into town once a month and hang out. According to them Fort Smith is a very lively town to this day. Always made me want to go on up and take a visit. Never got the chance while i was there.

However, there's a very popular local band in and around Hot Springs called Judge Parker, we used to host them once a month or so, always drew a good crowd. Were well paid too, unlike bands up here in the D.

Charles Gramlich said...

Ivan, And was the beer cold and good? It always was in Hemingway.

Eric1313, Fort Smith was wild and wooly on many a Saturday night back when I was growing up. But no shootings to speak of. It was the closest big town so we went there often.

Erik Donald France said...

That's funny, I did the same (wall-painting). But, my laptop still works, slowly but surely. Here's to "good feng shui."

Charles Gramlich said...

Erik, man, school is right around the corner.

strat said...

Im looking after that actually.

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