I’m deadlining this week and also dealing with the aftermath of my crushed roof, so posting may (or maybe not; we’ll see how it goes) be light.
But here’s some good reading. This summer (and now, this fall) Vin Suprynowicz has been running a long series on what happened (and may yet happen) at the Bundy ranch. His first episode (1 of 6) is here. His latest (5 of 6) is here.
I don’t see a good chain of links between them, but you can find them by searching one of the archive categories they appear in, like private property.
Fall falls today and Mother Nature has decided to be predictable for once. First big rainstorm with potentially high winds comes in tonight. I’m ready for it and so is the main part of my roof, thanks to you.
We’ll see how that one fragile corner takes it. I’m still despairing over what happened, but that corner can be closed off from the rest of the house, if need be.
Contractors Mike and Joe looked at the problem yesterday and are coming back today to tear into the ceiling for closer inspection. Their tentative judgment about the cause: not the roofers, but amateurish construction way back when (merely aggravated by the roofers and before that, by that falling tree yanking on the fragile roof structure when it pulled down the electrical stanchion).
And don’t forget that Vin has a new novel coming out this fall: The Testament of James. He’s been posting excerpts from that, too. Here’s Part 1. (I’ll skip multiple links to all the excerpts so I don’t get modded; just do a search on “Suprynowicz Testament of James”.)
I got to read a draft of Testament. You’re going to like it
I hadn’t looked up Vin’s work in years, glad to hear about the new novel. I really liked Black Arrow.
Claire, you know that I enjoy collecting signed copies from authors I like. And don’t think I’m cheating on you, but there are signed copies of Arrow and The Ballad of Carl Drega in close proximity to the stack of your books. Don’t worry though, like all of the finer things in life, your works are on the top shelf. (and behind glass no less.)
Great job on the Bundy series.