•Watching other TV! I think this is the first time since I was an undergrad that I have at least one show I watch every single day of the week. It's...intense.
•Writing! I've added about 30,000 words to "The Orphan Queen" since we spoke last, started a new screenplay (which regrettably will not be done in time for any of this year's competitions, but that's okay), and did a revision on a screenplay from last year. I also dusted off some old fanfic and am trying to get some WIPs done. (And I know I've said that like half a dozen times before, but I mean it this time.
•Yard work! I have pictures I need to upload, but we planted a bunch of perennials by the brick walkway leading to our back porch, and spread out rock in our garden. (The house had termite problems before we bought it, so we took out all the mulch when we first moved it, and have slowly, paycheck by paycheck, been replacing where the mulch was with rock.) I also tried something I saw on Pinterest, making a little herb garden with concrete blocks, and it actually turned out good! The stuff I try that I see on Pinterest always ends up terrible, but this one actually worked. Pretty exciting for a change.
•Basement work! We now have three walls up and drywalled, and we cleared all of our boxes out of the back "room" to prep that for work. So now we have a support beam and air ducts to enclose, and the sump pump to box up, and some closets to put in, and then it should be pretty smooth sailing thereafter. My dad has been replacing electrical as we go, and it's been quite neat to see him going from being super-nervous and freaking out about it, to becoming very confident in the work. And it's nice to know we have nice new wiring when we get around to putting in new lights and hanging up a TV, etc., instead of fifty-year-old dusty jury-rigged crap.
So that's about it. Boring, for sure. But that's life, I guess.