Sunday, April 01, 2007

Progress (well, some)

This will be just a quick update, because it's late and I need to get to bed.

This was the scene in my office when I got up this afternoon, after a full nine hours of sleep. John had taken up most of the old carpet by then, revealing the tile underneath. The only damage is a small gunge under one of the closet doors, but there was a lot of white stuff to get cleaned away if possible. We're not sure whether it's from the carpet itself, or paint, or what.

John took the door off its hinges so we could get the last piece of carpeting out. Note the Doctor Who poster on the door. It's from a Doctor Who exhibit at MOMI (the Museum of the Moving Image) in London in the early 1990s. Today, the BBC broadcast the third series of the show's revival, introducing medical student Martha Jones as the Doctor's new companion. I've pretty much been in Doctor Who mode all day and all night as a result.

John used a Swiffer-like mop thing on the floor, and a carpet cleaner. The floor is better, but it needs work still. Tomorrow I take a scrub brush to it, and lots of soap and water. Or something.

Other than that, I tinkered with that scene a little more, moving it after the original opening scene, which begins thus:

Sixteen-year-old King Carli of Mâvarin was startled from his reading by a sound he seldom heard any more: his old name.

The Keni scene currently begins:

Keni Tarso suddenly realized that his father was trying to kill him.

I'm not satisfied with it, but it will do for tonight.

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