October has certainly flown by quickly. It feels like yesterday I turned 32 on the 4th. And now half the month has gone by. In that month, a lot of progress on the house has been made and I couldn't be more excited.
I'm absolutely thrilled with how the kitchen is progressing. It feels like it's all finally coming together. If you liked that red color, it is called Rushing Red by Valspar in semi-gloss. I love it. But man, it was hard to paint. I need to re-trim out the white due to the red bleeding over. But anyhoot, progress is progress. We were without a stove for a few weeks because I'm a genius lol. I went to Lowe's and got new appliances: stove, hood vent & dishwasher, back on September 17th. Thinking that the back of the previous stove and the new stove match, I sold the old stove. Well... It never matched. Thank goodness for a propane camp stove. But last night, our wonderful electrician (who has been on vacation) came back and is finishing out the electrical this weekend. I'm so grateful to him and his lovely wife for helping us. After the kitchen, it's onto the living room to put up sheetrock on the ceiling, tape, mud, spray texture, paint, then finally flooring. Slowly, but surely this complete remodel is getting done.
Also, I am doing a little something fun here soon. So, please come join my Facebook Group - Shanniak Shenanigans - on October 31st for some spooky fun and a chance to win a signed paperback boxed set of Dangerous Ties. Halloween marks the release of the first novel in this series: Opening Danger. And what better way to celebrate than with a giveaway!
(My kiddos wanted me to dress up this year for Halloween, so I will be passing out candy as a Viking. My son wants to be R2D2 and my daughter wants to be Leprechaun haha.)
For those who enjoy military scifi, I got into another anthology hosted by Bayonet Books. This short story is about Bryon Claus who is dedicated to his work and prides himself on his morals... That is, until he can no longer take it anymore.
I try to convince myself that I’ve given up punishing the naughty children who never learn. But I’m too old and too stubborn to let the lack of morals and ethics slide. This is a war. One I shall be victorious in, if I don’t lose myself to the euphoric nature of the massacre I’m about to wreak.
This anthology is set to release next month. Perfectly in time to ignore relatives with the coming holiday if that if that is your wish lol.
Mark your calendars for November 22-29 because the first book in the RH series will be discounted for a limited time to $.99! I wanted to be able to give you some reading material before the congregation of the holidays. It can be a bit much. This Thanksgiving will be our 2nd here in Kansas and basically our second on our own without family to share it with. I'm looking forward to eating a whole bunch then cuddling on the couch with my family. And hopefully I can get some amazing books in too. I have a huge TBR pile by author Catherine Banks.
The second standalone novel to this series is coming along. Saving Home will be going out for an edit in the middle of November. This second book is more dramatic, action packed, and is sad in parts. But I promise, there will be a happily ever after. I hope to wrap this book up soon because I know my editor, Tiffany is waiting impatiently.
Well, that is all the updates I have so far. Once my kitchen is completely done, I will post pictures. Hopefully by Christmas I can put up an actual tree and hand decorations.
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