I'm working from home today and I'll tell you why. Last night, Carrie's feet were cold so I decided to fire up the furnace rather than tough it out until November 1st. Fat chance. The furnace wouldn't kick on no matter what I did. So I resolved to call the heating and cooling company I use. Not a huge deal.
This morning, I went to take a shower and discovered my "hot" water was only a degree or two warmer than the cold. So now I'm working and killing time until the HVAC place opens so I can get my furnace looked at and likely a new water heater. At least it all happened BEFORE NaNoWriMo. Until the furnace gets fixed, I think I'm going to bake things to warm up the house a bit and drink herbal tea to heat up my innards. It's hard to type when your fingers are cold.
In writing news, I'm scheduled for a writer's meeting with Big E tonight. I had one with him last year before NaNoWriMo started and it helped me sort things out.
I spent a lot of time yesterday on the way home from work dealing with the motivations of the crew of the Silver Scarab. I think their relationships will fall apart once they take some of the Hule on board and begin the journey back to Ur, possibly with a fire breaking out or some weird space storm.