Nooner


Yeah, I forgot to mention that I also have freelance articles to finish up today. Kinda lost some enthusiasm for them when I learned the paper is holding two of the other ones. Oh well. One is finished, another is close and the source won’t call me back on the third. I ain’t sweating it.

I have a flea problem. Well, I don’t have the problem, but our cocker spaniel does. She’s an inside dog who only goes outside to poop and pee. She had a major, major flea outbreak a few weeks ago that left my two youngest kids covered in bites, too. We’ve gotten a handle on it with dips, collars and multiple baths, but a day after her bath and Ladybug has fleas again. I don’t understand it. We’ve had some seriously cold temperatures that should have frozen any insects living outside, I think. Anybody out there have any suggestions? At least the fleas are staying on her and not munching on my children anymore.

I am so jonesing for my werewolf characters. Those 50 pages of the new werewolf novel are hanging over me, whispering that I should come back. And I will. But I gotta finish work on The Prometheus Syndrome. I just haven’t had any time lately. The only writing I’ve done is work related. Well, except for a new introduction to Darkscapes, but that hardly counts. So much of the new werewolf book plot has been hashed out with that I know what’s going to happen. It’s all outlined in e-mail I’ve saved. Hell, most of the third book is outlined in those e-mails. Ah, what I’d give for a month of doing nothing but writing fiction.

Ooo! “Cover of the Rolling Stone” is on the radio. Yeah, I’m a Dr. Hook fan. So what. They had a lot of stinkers, but when they got it right they were a great band.


0 responses to “Nooner”

  1. Fleas can be an inside problem. Do you have wooden floors? They will infest your floorboards, after a while. If your dog goes outside and comes in, and scratches, sooner or later she’s apt to bring in a breeding flea. Eventually this can lead to an infestation.
    Are you sure it’s fleas? Some spaniels are given to bouts of nervous scratching.
    Eh. Most likely it’s fleas. Time to spray. Flea Spray, (Raid used to make one), on the pooch’s bed and on the wooden floors might help. Only problem is they will lay eggs between the floorboards, so if it gets too bad, a professional exterminator might be called for. And that means a lot more scratch.

    • The floors are carpeted, except for one bedroom, the bathrooms and the kitches, which are tiled. And yeah, it’s fleas. When I get her wet, they’re plain to see. The shampoo is killing them. We’ve treated the carpet with sprays and powders and that helped with the kids not getting bit. I just don’t like the idea of using really strong chemicals because the youngest kids are on the carpet all the time. And the money thing.

  2. Fleas can be an inside problem. Do you have wooden floors? They will infest your floorboards, after a while. If your dog goes outside and comes in, and scratches, sooner or later she’s apt to bring in a breeding flea. Eventually this can lead to an infestation.
    Are you sure it’s fleas? Some spaniels are given to bouts of nervous scratching.
    Eh. Most likely it’s fleas. Time to spray. Flea Spray, (Raid used to make one), on the pooch’s bed and on the wooden floors might help. Only problem is they will lay eggs between the floorboards, so if it gets too bad, a professional exterminator might be called for. And that means a lot more scratch.

    • The floors are carpeted, except for one bedroom, the bathrooms and the kitches, which are tiled. And yeah, it’s fleas. When I get her wet, they’re plain to see. The shampoo is killing them. We’ve treated the carpet with sprays and powders and that helped with the kids not getting bit. I just don’t like the idea of using really strong chemicals because the youngest kids are on the carpet all the time. And the money thing.

  3. Yes, those pesky fleas can also live in the rugs or your couch. My brother had quite a problem (with his cocker spaniel) a few years back.
    You must have a very mean streak in you somewhere. Ha,ha. Do you love to keep us dangling? We are literally drooling for Ulrik to continue. Lock the doors, bar the windows, pull out the phones! But edit The Prometheus Syndrome and get back to where you belong. Was that forceful enough?

  4. Well…
    “There’s gonna be a Freaker’s Ball…tonight…at the Freaker’s Hall. And you know…you’re invited, one and all!”
    Hey man! What’s up? Just found this new blog o’yours. Keep in touch.
    Jason L.

    • Re: Well…
      It’s Jason Light, author of “Dust and Bones!”
      Yeah, my agent told me to blog regularly. It’s like a Fox reality show, except there’s no sex and not much fighting here. Kinda sad, really. Just me bitching and moaning about mundane stuff.
      Ya’ll should read Jason’s Old West werewolf book. It’s a lot of fun.

        • Re: Well…
          Hey cheryl7,
          Thank you for the kind words. I feel like I’m a ton better today than I was then, but I’m still very proud of that story. I just wish I had executed a few parts a little differently. I might expand/rewrite it in a few years when the contract is up with its publisher.
          Thanks, Steve, for the rec.
          Jason.

  5. Well…
    “There’s gonna be a Freaker’s Ball…tonight…at the Freaker’s Hall. And you know…you’re invited, one and all!”
    Hey man! What’s up? Just found this new blog o’yours. Keep in touch.
    Jason L.

    • Re: Well…
      It’s Jason Light, author of “Dust and Bones!”
      Yeah, my agent told me to blog regularly. It’s like a Fox reality show, except there’s no sex and not much fighting here. Kinda sad, really. Just me bitching and moaning about mundane stuff.
      Ya’ll should read Jason’s Old West werewolf book. It’s a lot of fun.

        • Re: Well…
          Hey cheryl7,
          Thank you for the kind words. I feel like I’m a ton better today than I was then, but I’m still very proud of that story. I just wish I had executed a few parts a little differently. I might expand/rewrite it in a few years when the contract is up with its publisher.
          Thanks, Steve, for the rec.
          Jason.

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