2309 – Sunday Digest: The Week in Review
I find myself sitting in my office looking out the window. I feel like a little boy watching a construction site. The only real excitement this week was two, yes two major snowstorms. The first one on Monday saw 15-20 cm (6-8 inches) of snow and ice fall. On Friday night while I was working the heavens opened up again and dumped another 25-30 cm (10-12 inches) on us the majority of it between 9pm and midnight, although the snow did continue until morning. In fact, Friday night was so bad I stayed at my inlaws. They live about 15 minutes from the office and it took closer to the hour it normally takes to drive home just to get there. The only thing visible was the red lights of the cars ahead of me.
I can see the airport from my window and it is fascinating to watch the snow removal apparatus in action two days afterwards. Giant snow throwers, front-end loaders, plows, melters and ice spreaders are slowly removing any traces of winter on airport property. It might be the one thing the airport authority does well.
Like I said, I’m a kid in a candy store. Reminds me of summer days spent watching heavy machinery scar the field behind my childhood home so that rows of houses could be built on the lush farmland.
Earlier in the week I ranted about big cable and my internet issues. The piece “Coincidence, I think NOT!” was written as a response to The Monday Peeve presented by Paula at Light Motifs II. Hours after a door-to-door salesman tried to sell me Big Cable Internet my independent ISP, who purchased bandwidth from that very same Big Cable company, internet service went down and had been out intermittently (think Yo-Yo) ever since. The cable company finally came out Saturday morning to check the lines and the tech removed a line attenuator that had been inserted between the modem and the incoming cable line. He was certain it was the cause of all our connectivity problems and not funny business from the Dishonest Ed Corp.
What I find interesting is the last time (about six months ago) a door-to-door salesman came to my door to sell me Big Cable internet my service went down hours later (just as it did this week) and the cable tech who came out on that occasion was the one who inserted said line attenuator and insisted that it would solve the problem. I call bullsh…
This week I have been listening to some new Barns Courtney. Talk about an earworm. I haven’t been able to get this song out of my head since I first heard it last weekend. Catchy and the video is pretty good too.
It has been a busy week in the real world this week and so Greg’s Blog has been on the back burner. Here are a few of the highlights…
Five Word Weekly Challenge
Another great week at Five Word Weekly. Thanks to everyone who participated.
War Declared in a Swarm, a biting indictment of mosquito warfare by Piper at Piper’s Adventures.
The Conquest War, a tale of foreboding by Henrietta at All About Writing and more…
What She Wrote, a story of hope written by Sadje at Keep It Alive.
Four Line Fiction Challenge
Zip Zero Zilch… ugly but I refuse to give up! Four Line Fiction was shut out. Yep, a big doughnut of responses this week.
More highlights from Greg’s Blog…
Empty Pages | Written in response to Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.
Don’t Look Back… | Republished for Fandango’s Flashback Friday.
The Revenge Series 13. Unexpected and 14. Reluctant Voyeur | Written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt (Two older prompts as I am trying to catch up.)
Around the Blogosphere…
Because of my busy week, I only glanced at a few pages and did not get any serious reading in. Sorry to have missed so many great blogs. I do hope to catch up on everyone’s posts.
Look for Five Word Weekly, and Four Line Fiction challenges.
Have a great week,
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I wrote on your 4 lines challenge. Will be posted today.
Thank you for the shoutout. I haven’t been that inspired to write fiction lately. I’ve mostly been doing poetry. Sorry I haven’t responded to your 4LF 😢