Casa Rowland is up for sale:

Casa Rowland

And Casa Rowland Jr will be up for sale soon:

Casa Rowland Jr.

(This was the house I lived in before I married Jack. I’ve been renting it out for the past five years.)

Which means that I am also working on buying Casa Rowland Service Pack 3 (so that I am not forced to live in my car.)

We actually made an offer on a house over the weekend, but the counter-offer was so ridiculous (and we had a few doubts going in anyway) that we didn’t even bother to respond to the counter-offer and pulled our offer completely. So, today we’re going to go look at a different house that we’ve been to once already. It’s not as much house, but at the same time, it’s not as much price either. And with the difference in price (and the sale of the other two houses) we’ll be able to do a lot with the place.


Oh, yeah, I’m also shopping for an agent for my novel. I’ve had a couple of strong nibbles, so I’m maintaining a cautious dignified hope. (OHPLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASEPLEEEEEEASE!!!!!!!!!PICKME!!!!!PICKME!!!!)

The crush at work is also slowing somewhat, at least for the moment. The new phone system is in place (mostly), the new server is installed (mostly), and I get to fly to Arizona in a couple of weeks to look at and learn some lab management software.

Yes. Arizona. July. And I’d better not hear anyone say, “But it’s a DRY heat!” Bulls&!t. 108 degrees is frickin’ hot no matter how frickin’ dry it is.

The last time I was in Arizona was in June, and I thought I was going to crack apart and blow away.