When I decided to take my blogging hiatus, I thought that I’d be back to The Spectacled Bean within a few weeks. But things happened. Obstacles presented themselves. And in the course of it all, I lost my blogging mojo.
So what happened, you wonder? Well, I think that this is one of those blogging moments when only a list can explain things. To wit, I give you…
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THE LAMENTATIONS OF ALLY
• Our internet connection stopped connecting. Without going into the details, suffice to say that we are no longer using the less-than-reliable phone company for our ISP and are now using the cable company for our ISP. And getting this worked out? Why, it only took 55 days, during which time I couldn’t get to my blog.
• Our kitchen sink drain pipe developed a leak that we discovered after said leak had partially destroyed the sub-flooring and was dripping into the basement. While in and of itself this is not a reason to stop writing, it bothered me. And a bothered Ally Bean is a scattered Ally Bean– and a scattered Ally Bean can’t focus long enough to write a list, let alone a blog post.
• We had new carpeting installed upstairs and on the stairs, which created the most cluttered home I’ve ever lived in. All of the upstairs stuff had to come downstairs– and then, of course, go back upstairs. The mess was everywhere and lasted for about a month because that’s how long it took us to have the time [and energy] to move the stuff all around. During that time I couldn’t even get to the computer which was trapped inside our home office turned storage warehouse, so no writing for me.
• Our property was invaded by stink bugs– whose sole mission was to get inside our house. For about 3 weeks they were all over the screens, peering into the house, just waiting for the opportunity to wander in and die. And here is what I learned from that experience: when creepy bugs are looking for their final resting place within my home, I become unnerved and cannot write a word.
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So that’s it from here. It’s just the same old, same old in a whole new way. Certainly something more interesting has been happening in your world, my gentle readers. Spill the beans in the comment section below. I need to know what’s up with you.