First things first, the answers to some questions.
Why was the snippet cut?
It was a tense beginning but it doesn’t really connect to anything in the way we originally envisioned. We wanted to get to the main storyline faster. You will still see chunks of this in the narrative. There is a midnight visitor, for example. There is also an epic piece of sister trolling.
There was an inconsistency in the snippet.
Yes, we know. 🙂 This is a deleted scene, so we haven’t extensively edited it.
Will Augustine and Arabella be a couple?
No. Augustine is acting more like a big brother nobody wanted. He will not be a love interest for any of the Baylors.
On the home front, my father and my husband have used a broom to pull a massive chandelier over to the second floor balcony and changed all the bulbs. Kid 1 and I were skeptical, but the chandelier didn’t fall to the floor.
My dad and I had a disagreement over the definition of Cognac and brandy, and I won with my superior google powers. Later on I heard him tell my step-mother that he now respects me because I knew something he didn’t. Ahem. Two kind, smart, hilarious children, a successful career, a twenty year old marriage, clean house, mad cooking skills, and this is what finally got me respect. Definition of brandy.
I have managed to injure myself at the gym on Monday. I was on my fourth and final set of the day, so I was properly warmed up. I was leaning on the bench and jumping back and forth, and then my left hamstring snapped like a really tight rubber band. It’s getting better, but I am limping around. Mostly it hurts when I’m going up the stairs.
The weather is still crappy, grey and rainy and cold.
Well, I am going back to work.