Tuesday, August 24, 2010


If you've been wondering what I've been up to for the last little while, these before and after pictures should explain. I've been in the woodpile. I had two cords delivered. The person who was supposed to help couldn't make it, so I stacked it all myself. I decided it would be best to spend one hour a day shifting wood. That way I wouldn't strain myself and I also wouldn't keep putting it off. I am rather proud of myself, if I do say so myself. My ex-husband suggested I use the money I saved by not paying the helper to buy a good bottle of wine. If you need me, you can find me out on the deck, with my feet up, book in hand, wine close by.

My good friend Anthony Bidulka, author of the wonderful Russell Quant series, says that getting wood in is a very positive thing. We are planning ahead, preparing for the future in a practical way.


  1. Preparing for all those "toasty-by-the-fire" winter writing days!

  2. Oh Vicki - I hope that was a VERY good bottle of wine!
    I do understand now why you get so much wood - if you heat your home with it - two cords would last me twenty years! And take me about as long just to pile it. Good job! And happy cozy warm winter!

  3. Hi Vicki,
    Glad you came out from under all that wood. I get exhausted reading your schedule of writing and books tours and now you are working like a navvi to get the winter wood in! I am looking forward to getting my hands on the next book in the Klondike series. Your middle name must be Fee. I echo Anthony's sentiment. Make it a good one.
    Pam....Jamie Tremain