Saturday, 28 March 2009

Writing while Puppies Sleep and...

...mopping up leaks!

After a last but one edit of the picture book I wrote this week during T&Ts' nap times, I went to make a much deserved coffee. At first, when I saw the flood on the kitchen floor, one of the Ts had done a huge wee. In a way, I wish that had been it. But, no! Old house, old plumbing = water flooding from pipes inder the bath (or somewhere in the bathroom) down into the kitchen.

So I turned the water off, mopped up, phoned the odd-job guy and mopped up again - and again and again. Then I though 's*d it', threw a few old towels down, came back into my study to do the final edit and left Tim and Ted using wet towels as a skating rink.


Here's another of my fun mock-ups I did for my picture book.

23 comments:

Christina Phillips said...

Yay on finishing the picture book, Pat! I love this one, it's sooo much fun!!

Fingers crossed you get the leak fixed soon!!

Tam said...

I bet they were loving it :-) Well done on the writing front. Am I allowed to see it??

The Weaver of Grass said...

Have been wondering all week how the two T's were doing - hope you are surviving those first few weeks - it can only get better.

Amanda said...

Love the mock-up Pat. Would love to have seen the two Ts skating! x

Pat Posner said...

Thanks, Christina
I thought you'd like Sid!
Leak is fixed BUT now have a huge hole in the kitchen ceiling. Odd-job had to pull part of it away to get to the leak.

Pat Posner said...

Yes, they had a whale of a time, Tam!
Watch for an email *smile*

Pat Posner said...

Weaver
They really aren't much trouble, maybe because they keep each other amused. The earliest they've woken in the morning is 5-45am - usually it's 7ish.
They send puppy love to you and Tess.

Pat Posner said...

Hi, Amanda
Glad you liked the mock up pic.
I SO wish I could draw.
As for T&T skating - no flipping film in the camera when we needed it!

Debs said...

I love the mockup it's great.

Poor you with the leak, I hope it's sorted out quickly, mind you the pups sound like they're having great fun.

Tam said...

Loved Sid, thanks for letting me have a sneak preview :-) Quacketty quack, quack quack quack!

Sara Hantz said...

WTG on finishing the picture book.... which I cna testify is the cutest story ever. I LOVE it.

Yikes on the lead... hope you can get it sorted soon.

Pat Posner said...

Debs, Tam (again) and Sara
So glad you like Sid. It was a fun book to write.

Still leak-free, odd job fixed it fine, he'll be back Monday to fix the big hole - more mess for the Ts to play in.

HelenMHunt said...

Bet the boys loved their impromptu skating rink! Much love form furry N and Ns xxx

Pat Posner said...

Better not let my furry N&Ns read this post, Auntie Helen, it might give them ideas!

Fiona said...

Tiny Tim is adorable. You lucky thing.

I love the picture book. It's funny the things you don't know you're missing when your children grow up. It used to be a treat to go to the bookshop once a month with the boys and stock up on picture books - as much for me as for them.

Honeysuckle said...

Those puppies certainly know how to make the best of a difficult situation!

Pat Posner said...

I still love reading picture books as well as writing them, Fiona.

Honeysuckle, I'm glad the 2 Ts couldn't reach the hole in the ceiling!

TOM FOOLERY said...

Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to spare. Hope you're mopping days are over. Nice (mop up) mock up :) TFx

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Puppies are adorable aren't they!!

CJ xx

Flowerpot said...

Great news on th epicture book, Pat - the pictures are wonderful! Sorry about the leak though - we had one in the kitchen the ohter night - quite dramatic!

Lane said...

T&T as little skaters. What a lovely image:-)

well done on the picture book!

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Well done on finishing the PB, Pat!

Hope you get the leak fixed soon, though I'm sure T&T are having a fine time skating on the floor - thing is, can you tell puppy leaks from well, pipe leaks? :-)

Amanda Ashby said...

I love this picture book! I want you to sell it asap so the library that I work in can order it!!!!!