It's like irony in its best form. I just finished up remodeling the upstairs guest bathroom. New cabinet, faucet, shower tiled, new fixtures everywhere. And it's in perfect working order.
I'm standing downstairs in the dining room with my husband when I look up to the ceiling.
"Does that look like a leak to you?" I ask.
He looks up. "Yeah. I noticed that."
OK, now we've got a leak. I take off the cabinet, saw a piece of the wall off, but the pipes are dry. The shower looks good. So I measure and determine it's the toilet leaking into the floor.
So now the whole bathroom is disassembled. The toilet is in the bathtub. The wall has a hole in it. But the ceiling below is drying confirming it is indeed our 15-year-old low flow toilet causing the problem. Guess I should have replaced that wax seal on a more regular basis.
Anyway, on to the writing world.
First off, NCTE! What a great fun conference. Aside from our amazing panel, it was one of those free ARC kind of conferences, and seeing as how I drove down to San Antonio from Austin, I could carry an unlimited number of books back with me.
Here's the gang waiting for our talk. From left to right:
Jen Bradbury, Jody Feldman, PJ Hoover (me), Nancy Viau, Brooke Taylor, and Stacy Nyikos
After filling two bags with free books, Stacy Nyikos and I hightailed it back to Austin to celebrate Emily Gravett's visit to the US at a house party hosted by S&S rep Gillian Redfearn. Tons of fun. The kids loved the reading of Monkey and Me and I managed to get my Christmas shopping done for at least one person on the list.
Saturday was a super fun signing at Sunset Valley Barnes & Noble.
I saw a few people I haven't seen in years, all of whom bought The Emerald Tablet! Thank you, Jo Virgil and Barnes & Noble! It was a blast.
Hope everyone has a great week ahead!