We have a bit of a Catch-22 on the black-widow situation: seems that the best way to get rid of them is to go into the garage and sweep 'em out, clean the place up, turn on lights, exist in their space. However, as one might imagine, we don't have a great deal of desire to *go* into a garage where black widows are living. Thus the catch. Or is it a "vicious circle" and not a "catch-22"?
I've decided to re-read the entire LOTR trilogy (or six-book series, to go by Tolkien's original count). Started today. Have barely gotten through Bilbo and Frodo's b-day party, but it's already a little slice of heaven. Calming, charming... great way to escape the nasty simmering Sac Valley life. (As kenshi said in Zoolander fashion, "That Sacramento Valley, it's so hot right now.") :)
May be ready to post another screenplay on storyxchange.com. I hear that's where the money is. I'll never stop writing novels, but converting them to screenplays is actually fun. I wouldn't even mind converting someone else's novels to screenplays. I would, however, mind living in L.A., so likely my career is limited. Too bad. Living in So. Cal. is definitely a deal-breaker. Put me back in the Northwest! Put...me...back!