I saw something today that just made me so mad. There were the bodies of two dogs on a bridge in the Akron Central interchange in a place where (as far as I can see) there is only one way from them to get there. I feel bad for the people that lost their dogs (especially like that), and if I’m wrong then I am also sorry, but I think the dogs were in the back of a pickup truck and being dogs and not understanding what would happen jumped to their deaths. Every time I see a loose dog in the back of a truck, I just want to pull them over and…. Well, I don’t know. I could almost see one dog making it to that spot but not two of the same (expensive and kind of rare coat) breed.
Today was a mixed bag of good and bad that took just too much time. I had 45 packages for 44 stops across Medina County. Part of that time suck was all the road construction as well as all the lawn services trying to cut grass before the rain comes back (as of right now tomorrow). It was a very nice morning (sunny and pleasant), but I now have that trucker’s tan (dark red on the left, medium red on the right). I took the entire route, but that included companies one of which was my supposed to be my ninth stop around 7:30 am, but it didn’t open until 10am. Wow, I’m (darn it) complaining about what amounted to a nice day. I need to get a grip.
What I actually need is a clue and time. I drove around today listening to my work mix (mostly Motown, Monty Python, and Boston) trying to think about The O’Shea Gang (while not crashing), and after a full day of driving, I have jack squat. I mean I’m (darn it) in the middle of a writer’s block for that one story. Other story ideas came along (one of which I want to do, more on that later) along with the continuation of My Personal Global War (yes more on the deer). But nothing about the story I need to finish. As of right now, I plan to wake up early and work on the story (I think I’ll try and find a western or something to watch to put my mind back into the west). I’m (double dog darn it) going to work on Dealing Justice Chapter three tonight for as long as my head will allow, so no matter what there will be more to come…….
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Oh yeah, that idea. I was listening to Neil Patrick Harris’s autobiography. He wrote it as a choose your own adventure (autobiography) book (the audiobook is worth the price and time to listen). I like this idea, and in the future, I plan on developing my own choose your own adventure story. More on that later.
Today was a strange weather route kind of day. I prepared for wet weather after all the warnings given for heavy rain and it didn’t rain at all during my route……. Not one stinking drop (does rain have a smell……yes it does). I had 49 packages for 48 stops spread across the county. The day was nice, and the first part had this Saturday feel with not that many people out on the road, but on the way back the crazies are out. I watched a nut play dodgem nearly hitting six cars on his way down 224-east. At the corner of 224/Waterloo and 91/Canton Rd people just stopped looking if there were any cars coming the other way before turning left and yes more than one close call. I know that tomorrow is going to be busy with many of the usual food deliveries happening over the next three days, so I guess the next three days are going to be busy.
I’m (darn it) working on the next part and I should have it ready for Wednesday and (hopefully) have the last part of the chapter by Friday, but that will all come down to how much work I will have. I think this story will end up with sixteen chapters, but that’s the future where there will be more work in the site and more to come………
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I started out yesterday to write my first story following the three-part or act structure. The story was going to be set around the first hour of an alien invasion with the protagonist being an eclectic meter reader and his attempts to fight back. I typed the start with who he is why he is and those around him then I started the invasion and about 1000+ words I realized something. It sucked. I mean the story was bad. I only had two characters, and one of them was just a voice over the radio and a stereotype. The entire plot was just bad with cutter-sized ships and eagle-sized drones either abducting people (under 30) or killing them (over 30). The more I read it, the less I wanted to keep going, and with it being just a short story I didn’t see the need to finish. That story is on the side for now until I can really put something together and I don’t know, build a bigger long-form story.
This left me with nothing to post. About 6: am I woke up thinking about Monday and what was coming weather wise. It made me think about my work day. After breakfast, I sat down to type something to post, but all I could do was think about Monday and the weather, so I typed a description of my average workday. I gave some detail, but I left out parts such as people’s name and other finer details out. Sometime in the future, I’ll type some more of these Autobiographical Stories. Today I hope to get back to my usual work and maybe have something for tomorrow but either way, there will be more to come……….
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Today was nice in comparison to the rest of the week. It was cold, but this is Ohio in the winter. Cold is just one of those things you must get used to along with crappy weather and bad roads. This weather season has been horrible for the roads with pot canyons rather than potholes. As of the last forecast it is supposed to rain in the early morning then clear up for the rest of Friday and who knows just maybe some sun? What I do know is that nothing lasts and the calm we are about to experience just means the wild weather is coming back harder than ever (I just hope I’m wrong). We have had snow coming down in April as well as winters that ended in February so who knows?
The cake turned out good with the creamy caramel from the instant pot sweetened condensed milk recipe. Sometime soon I plan on making an apple spice cake with this caramel. When I do, I’ll post it here with some pictures.
I posted the next part in the short story “Into the Water,” and I will keep working on it with the story coming to a sort of end by part three or four with the option of continued stories in the future with more stories to come……...
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(I already hate and regret the name Into the Water just like every other name I have ever used. Most of the story will be on an island, not the water.)
Warning: This short message actually complains about good weather Alert
What was with today and all the everything going on? I know my cold could have been or was clouding how I saw today, but I don’t know. There was just so many cars on the road today as if everyone took today off to go out and get in my way (because everything is about me). With the good weather coming to an end the road/power lines/tree limb removal crews were also working blocking as many streets as possible. That good weather is turning into rain and possibly snow which will go just so well with my cold. I don’t know when I’ll be getting back to the story. I hope I will be able to take a day or two off after the holiday (or God willing Saturday) and if I can then I’ll use some of that time to sleep……. Also, work on the story including maybe revising the crap part I posted earlier this week with more to come………... God willing
Thank you for your time and patience with my whining and lack of progress.
Today was a perfect delivery day as well as a good day for attempted vehicular suicide. I lost count on how many people I watched pull into oncoming cars or drift from lane to lane without a signal not to mention the return of the game of dodgem and racing. I watched a vehicle nearly cause a large pileup, so he (yes, I’m assuming he) crossed three lanes then back two lanes then back to the original lane going into what was an exit lane then back to the highway cutting off a car and the semi that was following that car too close. 77n is not the place to race, save that for route 8 (just kidding don’t race on 8). Other than the people and squirrels trying to kill themselves today was a good day. Yes, way too many squirrels wanted to kill themselves by jumping or darting in front of my car today.
I’m working on the story, but it’s a slow go with not much progress. I assume I’m working Saturday and Sunday, but I should have the time to work on the story. I need to mail a package to Baltimore this weekend so it will get there before Christmas. I’m sorry about the delay and lack of progress, but with the holiday coming closer I should have more time with more to come………
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This was a very good day out on the road. I had 40 packages with 37 stops. Those stops were close together. The weather stayed nice the entire trip, and I never got that call asking me to come back for more.
I did see someone almost commit accidental vehicular suicide on 224 on the way home. Part of 224 going through Norton is under construction with the part of the road going east split in two separated by a barricade accept for one part near Barber Road. Going over that part, the two come together with big hard to miss signs saying STAY IN YOUR LANE. Also, there are plenty of signs saying the speed limit is 55 in the construction zone. Despite all this, there are way too many accidents on this part of the road. Norton is using a special camera to catch speeders. They put up these plastic markers, and every one of them was knocked down. Today someone in an SUV or some sort of crossover decided to cross that line and nearly hit the concrete barricade while nearly being struck by a semi that was tailgating them going too fast. I won’t say it was close but about a foot to the right and they would be no more.
I posted the next part of chapter fourteen on the Scarlet Knight. I’m not sure when I will have the next part. Tomorrow is looking iffy with the package count and tomorrow is Thursday which is the one day of the week I have a set payroll to deliver to Brunswick. It must be there by 10:30 am, but the company doesn’t open until 8:00 am so I tailor the trip around that timeline. I shoot to be there by 8:00 am but if I can’t then what I do is just deliver until 9:00 am and just stop and take the payroll there. Also, it’s going to rain again tomorrow. Yeah. If I can, I will work on the story and have something tomorrow but either way, there will be more to come……….
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Monday’s are quickly becoming my second longest days of the week (with Tuesday being number one). This was a 12-hour day from first getting to the warehouse to delivering the last package 5 am to 5 pm (EST). I had 69 packages with 60 stops all over Medina. At first, I would say that this was a good day for driving on Ohio but as usual the nutjobs on 224 never let me down. Five cars turned the average rush hour into Grand Turismo or whatever illegal racing game is popular. I’m just too tired to complain any more about stupid people risking the lives of others so the can get home a minute earlier.
I won’t have anything to post tonight (except this). I hope to finish the next part, but I won’t post it until Tuesday so I can reread it for errors. This part is a little harder to work on because it covers the history of the Blue Knight who is a part of the first book as well as another story (The Second Book in the Average All-American Killer Girl storyline called Dealing Justice). I don’t want to make the same mistakes I did before and contradict events between the three stories. I also don’t want to make a pedophile child murderer a sympathetic or even a heroic character, so I need to make sure he is just out for what he wants even as he seems to be cooperating or even helping Bill. This chapter and the next one will be significant to the story and layout where the story is going afterward. As of right now, I see this story going for maybe 15 chapter, but that’s just a guess. Ok enough rambling on, time to go so there will be more to come……...
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This is just a quick update. I saw some guy in a pickup truck cross the solid double line passing three cars going uphill with no visibility for cars coming from the other direction because the other cars were going 50 in a 55. About three minutes after he passed these turtles another car came going the other way. I thought about this as well as this little Fiat (the actual car not the acronym) cut off a semi not realizing if something were to go wrong that semi would plow through that little car like it was made from foil. I thought about this as I watched a YouTube video that seemed to blame trucks for the accidents and not the nut-jobs playing out their Need for Speed or Fast and Furious dreams in their commute to and from work.
This was a very nice delivery day. I like days like today with a route that helped me deliver over 43 packages to 43 stops. I finished after 12, but I had to stop at a store and do a few other things making it difficult to get home before 2 pm. I was so early at one stop that they almost didn’t accept the box. The next time I must deliver to them I’ll make sure to remember that their desk doesn’t open until 8 am so don’t stop there until then. It’s the difference between getting your own package and receiving a package for someone else. I don’t remember anyone being unhappy in getting their own package early. This is a good start to a week.
I have very little done in the story so far, but as soon as I can, I will get back to it and have something to post by 7 pm. I plan to just keep working on Janice James until I can unblock my block on The Book with No Name vol 2. This chapter is turning out to be a sort of character buildup to a one-time side character that was almost not in the story at all. Book two will be a mix of flashback to the incident mentioned in the story (JG was kidnapped at the age of eleven) and a present-day story, something like the movie the Godfather Part two. Well, more to come…...
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