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Stuff that didn't happen, part 2

Carpet contractor returned yesterday afternoon, pronounced hallway still too damp, and said he'd be back Monday.
Financial Aid offices were closed yesterday, so I made the run to Woodbridge for nothing. Well, almost; I did top off the tank at the local Wawa for cheap. So that's something.

In The Stormy Red Sky is a tense book, with the danger ratcheting up throughout the novel, pausing only to switch gears from political threats to military in the last third of the novel. Others may not have been pleased with this book, but I was weaned on Hornblower novels, so outnumbered, outgunned captains snatching victory from the jaws of defeat appeal to me greatly, which I suppose is one of the reasons I continue to enjoy the RCN books and don't mind the things that irritate the reviewers on Amazon so much.

Speaking of Amazon, thanks to whoever bought what looks like the entire Aubrey/Maturin series. Could I perhaps interest you in a salamander? :)

I expect to spend the remains of the afternoon doing laundry, blowing up starships, and writing about the latter.