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Friday, 13 March 2020

72/366 Photo of the day, 13 Mar 2020 © WQuinn

What a weird weather day. It started out with rain, then the fog set in, followed by sunshine and now strong winds. So strong the windows are rattling.

Some happy news though…I submitted my book to the printer today! Wow, it’s been a work in progress for sooooo long. I think I started the first set up in 2014. I ordered a proof copy and it will arrive by the end of the month.

I changed the cover but am not sure I like it and am vascillating. Hoping I’ll know once I see it in my hands!

New cover © WQuinn 2020

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Thursday, 12 March 2020

I was a little confused when I got into the office today. The display on my phone was Mar 13 5:58 am.

It’s actually Mar 12 today and I arrived at 6:58 am. It hadn’t automatically changed to daylight savings time, which I get, but a day ahead?

The only perk of springing forward is the later sunsets.

71/366 Photo of the day, 12 Mar 2020 © WQuinn

Time sure flew by tonight. It seems like I just sat down at my computer to design the cover for my book and next I know it’s 11:30 pm! I snook into my room to get away from my cats so I could concentrate but they eventually found me!!!

But I managed to get the front cover done. I’m having problem with the back cover… Hoping something will come to me.

Front cover of my new book © WQuinn

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Tuesday, 10 March 2020

March winds are strong and mighty tonight. Grateful for a solid roof over my head with heat and electricity.

The morning started with a heavy fog that stayed around for most of the day. It was so thick at times I couldn’t see anything but white outside.

069/366 Photo of the day, 10 Mar 2020 © WQuinn
Foggy day. © WQuinn 2020
Turkey in the fog. © WQuinn 2020
European Starling. © WQuinn 2020

The book is coming along. Finished the edits this evening and the spell check. Table of contents is almost complete. Next is the cover, ISBN, copyright page and it will be off to the printer.

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Saturday, 7 March 2020

Daylight savings time starts tomorrow. One day soon, I hope Quebec decides to stick with standard time. Just saying.

It was an incredible day, bright sunshine and warmish temperatures, although a bitter cold wind. I stayed out of the wind, in the sun and planted seeds for my summer garden. It was nice to be able to do it outside…less of a mess that way! The turkeys kept me company as did a downey woodpecker and a few chickadees.

I saw a red-winged black bird this week and a couple of European starlings… It’s happening, spring is coming!

Today’s photo, the only one I took, if you can believe it, is tonight’s moon.

66/366 Photo of the day, 7 Mar 2020 © WQuinn

So last night – working on the family tree book in InDesign (ID) thanks to a glitch that gave me a free day, months after my subscription ended – cumulated in a program crash, ending my free day. Sigh. A big sigh.

Weighing my options: a complete overhaul of the layout it Affinity Publisher, including manual footnotes, which would have to be typed as they didn’t make it over to Affinity, OR, subscribing to ID for 30 days and getting it done right.

I have 29 days left… The clock is ticking. Wait! I’m about to lose an hour! 😉