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Aveline made it to Hawaii one day late (airline cancelled their Friday morning flight, ashamedly managed to reschedule them for Saturday night. I can only imagine the cold angry stares she bestowed on them), and I have been doing busywork and answering phones. There have been one or two hiccups, such as a subpoena being served to entirely the wrong place, and a client deciding that he didn't really need Aveline and could totally send a five-page letter with ten pages of attachments explaining his position straight to the Judge (hint: YOU CANNOT DO THAT), but mostly it's been me, the giant stack of files that need breaking down, and the coffee truck that parks up the street with its cute owner who makes amazing chocolate-orange mochas.

Yeats should get the first 50 (!!!) copies of Stillbright sometime next week, the audiobook of Ordination is in post-production and should be available by June, and the copyeditor is still grinding through Crusade. Yeats and I are also leaning slowly towards taking a big step--buying a house. We both want some more space--not a lot, but more, and Yeats wants a bigger kitchen with every fiber of his being. We looked at three houses today, all in the same general area in a nearby development. The location is ideal, it's less than a mile from two grocery stores, our favorite pub/restaurant, and a library. It would lessen Yeats' commute, and only add a few minutes to mine. The first place was...not great. We were both very aware that when a listing says "needs some TLC!", that's an ominous sign, but this place needed more help than we would be able to give. The second place was nicer, in much better shape, but would also need some work--the family there now has two dogs and three children under six. The third place is...it's not perfect, but oh, we like it. A beautiful big kitchen with a gas stove! Hardwood floors in the living room! Two big airy bedrooms, both of which have connecting doors to the master bath! A finished basement with plenty of room for bookcases, toys, and D&D stuff! A little deck and patio with a small backyard! And this place has a lot of new appliances, including a water heater, washer, and dryer. We're going to look at a couple more homes next week, just to make sure we're not limiting our options, but Yeats and I agree that this particular place suits us, and if we can...well, it would be nice, after renting for almost ten years.

Today is for relaxing, now that we have done our adulting. Tomorrow is the same. Sunday is for driving down to MiL's house, making Easter paella, commiserating with Kel over her broken wrist (she accompanied Queen Liz to her Girl Scouts ice-skating party and paid the price), and celebrating.

Reading Log: Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop; Congress of Secrets by Stephanie Burgis; Crossroads of Canopy by Thoraiya Dyer; Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh; Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan; Brother's Ruin by Emma Newman; The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi; Flygirl by Sherri Smith; The Night Watch by Sean Stewart; Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
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