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Updates [Jun. 8th, 2007|06:33 pm]
He's discharged from the hospital and doing wonderfully (as long as you don't count the lack-of-sleep thing that's normal for babies). Kit's with him and staying at my folks' house. They're nice enough to provide a hand with everything. It'll probably be another week or so before Kit and Tim travel up to Seattle.

I definitely like my new home town. I haven't had a chance to do a lot of exploring but it looks good so far. The area's pretty and the people are nice. Plus, the traffic's not quite as insane as the bay area. But that's not as much of an issue, as I take the bus to work.

The Bus:
There's a bus route that runs from a park & ride near my apartment almost directly to the building downtown where I work. Very convenient. What I didn't realize until I started taking the bus was how much iPods (and I use the term generically) have changed the world. Between a third and a half of the riders have them, including me. I also get a bit of time to sit back or do other things, like edit my novel manuscript.

My Novel:
The big ol' editing pass is nearing the finish. I've gotten 80% of the way through the book and hope to finish up this weekend. This is on-paper scribbling; so I still need to go through and apply the changes to the digital master (reviewing and tweaking again as I do so). It's all part of the art.

I had a chance to actually do some drawing! It was a quick piece done as a gift for my raccoony friend, rubbertexcooper. This was the result of a lazy Saturday morning and a couple of Sharpie markers. I don't make time often enough to do art stuff; I always enjoy it when I get around to it. I'm just too distracted with everything else.

Everything Else:
Had an annoying run of migraines dogging me these past couple days. Got maintenance to replace the leaky flapper valve in the apartment toilet. Trying to figure out how to complete home sale paperwork from a different state. Still looking for a good grocery store. The weather is actually pretty pleasant. The end. :)

[User Picture]From: gilmorelion
2007-06-09 02:40 am (UTC)
Thank goodness! I was starting to worry about you three! I'm very glad little Timothy is doing so well. My best wishes for you all in the coming days.
That artwork is to die for! I got a real kick out of seeing that on Rubbertex's LJ yesterday! And to think I had no idea that you drew too!

Enjoy Seattle, enjoy the coffee!
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2007-06-09 04:12 am (UTC)
Thankee. Yes, I do a bit of drawing now and then. (I should really practice more.)
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[User Picture]From: wordweaverlynn
2007-06-09 02:41 am (UTC)
I'm glad to hear that Timothy is home. I send him and his lovely mother a hug. And you, too, because you're alone and far from your family.

And congratulations that you're doing so well on the book!
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2007-06-09 04:16 am (UTC)
Thanks, on all fronts.

As I said, I'm hoping to make a final push on the editing. I'm sure I'll post when I do cross the red-pen finish line. :)
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[User Picture]From: marko_the_rat
2007-06-09 03:06 am (UTC)
Great news about Timothy! Even better than the space shuttle launch.
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[User Picture]From: rubbertexcooper
2007-06-09 03:55 am (UTC)
I find that your current LJ icon is perfect to match the balloon coon gift art post. XD
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[User Picture]From: loranskunky
2007-06-09 05:41 am (UTC)
Ah, we where wondering about Timothy the other day here at the house.

You haven't noticed how iPods have changed commuter travel? It's been a while sense you've been on a bus hasn't it? Man, I can't tell you how many people I see on CalTrain on a daily basis that have an iPod or some kind of little MP3 player. Heck, some of them even have their laptops if the trip is long enough.

Space Shuttle Away! :)
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2007-06-11 01:18 am (UTC)
Yeah, I've never had to commute by bus before. So I didn't realize how much they'd crept into city life. I also see a lot more people walking around the street with them; that may be that I'm attuned to look for them now, though.
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[User Picture]From: twigmouse
2007-06-09 06:14 am (UTC)
*hugs* When you think you might be able to accept a visit from a raccoon and mouse, let us know :-)

Love the art! I remember sitting around with Windmist years ago and watching you draw. You drew a snowboarding skunk for me. Very cute. Love you work, whether it be writing, fursuits, or drawing. You're a very talented rodent!
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2007-06-11 01:19 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks. Very kind of you!

I'll be sure to let you know when things have settled down up here. (At least, enough to visit. Things never really settle down with an infant in the house, I suspect. :) )
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From: jovino
2007-06-09 08:55 am (UTC)
great news all around. I was wondering what was up with you just this morning and I totally forgot to send you an email. I suppose I don't need to now. :)
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[User Picture]From: ladycrim
2007-06-09 09:08 am (UTC)
Glad to hear all is going well!
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[User Picture]From: redxix
2007-06-10 05:50 am (UTC)
Wow...that's downright amazing. I had no idea you were so talented.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2007-06-11 01:20 am (UTC)
Gosh. Very kind of you to say so! Thanks.
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[User Picture]From: ankhorite
2007-06-12 04:59 am (UTC)


Savant & I have something for you.

What we don't have is a set of mundane names and an address to send it to.

You have Savant's email, right?
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2007-06-21 10:56 pm (UTC)

Re: Timothy

Very kind of you. Will his LJ email work?
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[User Picture]From: ankhorite
2007-06-25 03:26 pm (UTC)

Re: Timothy

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