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Have minor tech troubles. My "y" "six" and "question mark" keys aren't working anymore. I copy and paste when I need one right now. Makes writing and doing things online a slight struggle. The laptop is over 10 years old so about time for a new one but the finances aren't quite there right now. Le sigh.
I guess an external keyboard would be the cheapest and fastest way to fix that. Do you have one lying around? You can probably find one for $1 at Goodwill.
I don't like the new ones programs. I am still using my lap top that is broken and stuck open. How much would it cost to deep clean it inside?
I hear ya!
Dropped mine. Now it looks like an ink blot.

Care to tell me what the blot looks like to you?

Death of a laptop
*Exclaimb* Happy Anniversary *ExclaimP*
14 years and writing strong *Bigsmile*
*HeartP* *ConfettiB* *Bigsmile* *ConfettiO* *PartyhatR* *ConfettiP* *HeartY* *ConfettiB* *CupcakeV* *ConfettiB* *Bigsmile* *ConfettiO* *PartyhatG* *ConfettiP* *HeartY* *ConfettiB* *HeartP*
*Sun* *Quill* *BalloonG* Happy 14th WdC Anniversary, Dawn! *BalloonG* *Quill* *Sun*
*HeartG* *ConfettiB* *Bigsmile* *ConfettiO* *PartyhatB* *ConfettiP* *HeartY* *ConfettiB* *CupcakeB* *ConfettiB* *Bigsmile* *ConfettiO* *PartyhatP* *ConfettiP* *HeartY* *ConfettiB* *HeartG*

*BigSmile* Thanks!
have a great anniv. and write something wonderful!
Thank you!
Jeff  
Happy WDC Anniversary! *Bigsmile*
Thank You! Hard to believe it has been 14 years.
Struggling with internet access. Route doesn't seem to be working right so have to use phone hot spot. Probably gonna be late on writing this week for I Write 2019 but oh well. I had been ahead at one point so maybe can catch up again soon.
E3 is bringing the internet to its knees. Best to do offline things.
New round/challenge posted in the contest I manage. Will be helpful for those taking part in "I Write in 2019 [E] Enter up to 6 stories in February based off different romance/adult prompts. Gift points and other random things will be given out along with reviews.


The Weekly Quickie Challenge  (18+)
Temp Closed - Can you excite in 869 words? Month: March Theme: Returning Next Month
#1355442 by Dawn Embers


Check out "Note: February is that roman..." for even more reasons to take part.
New prompt is up for "The Weekly Quickie Challenge [18+]

This month we have a holiday theme going and each week there is a different prompt. Check it out!

*Holly1* *Holly2* *Holly1* *Holly2* *Holly1* *Holly2* *Holly1* *Holly2* *Holly1* *Holly2* *Holly1* *Holly2*

Random Update

Grad school applications submitted.

NaNo, not even close to 50k.

Working 6 days a week.

On to December!
Weekend to-do list cause not only do I have the whole weekend off (unless I get called in which is always possible) but I didn't work the last three days as I have so much PTO to use. Have a few things I want to do plus have writing group meet up, ace group meetup and the gym (lift heavy squats Saturday and bench on Sunday).

Writing
*Hamster* Pick novel characters for Happier
*Hamster* Start writing Happier and get to 15k, yes starting NaNo now
*Hamster* Finish story for "The LGBT Writing Contest - CLOSED [18+]

Grad School App
*Bee* Get transcripts
*Bee* Contact possible references (2/3 so far)
*Bee* Write/edit essays
*Bee* Finish resume
*Bee* Finish and submit application
*Bee* Decide if want to apply to another university


From previous list: did some studying though could have done more but doesn't matter as I took the GRE test. I have contacted 2 others for possible references. One I hadn't talked to in years so the messenger contact might be ignored and the other, well I can't blame her for not responding yet to email as her daughter just had a baby a couple of days ago. Need to think of another person to contact asap. Getting close to having it all done though, which is good as the deadline is Dec 1 for much of this.

My dear, 'the whole weekend off' sounds like you're going to be very very very busy!!!!!

Did you ever tell us what you were going to be studying?
Osirantinous Thanks!

I've been working 6 days a week so it was nice to have some time off. I didn't actually post it but I'm applying for Doctorate programs in Social Psychology. Though hard to tell if I stand a chance of getting into a school at this point. Grad school is pricey just to apply but I'm making the effort.
Well, the test is in less than a week. One more work shift then I have some days off to help prepare. Need to finish the application for grad school but struggling on a couple of key points. Might be a little panicked. here is the checklist and deadlift is Dec 1.

*BoxCheckB* Sign up for GRE (previous one expired)
*BoxCheckB*Request days off for test
*XR* Email/text top 5 people fore reference (need 3, have 1)
WIP - Study Math, Vocabulary and practice couple of essays
WIP - Fill out Grad School application including essays
WIP (thursday) Get transcripts from previous degrees
WIP - Study for GRE Test!!! and try not to panic
*Box* Take GRE Test on November 16 *pending* Friday!

Cross fingers and hope get to the interview part of the application process