Hey guys, we’re back on the grid! Actually, we only (only!) lost power for about 3 days, but it was enough to mess up all my getting-work-done-before-the-holidays plans. They were three chilly days, but we had hot water and we were able to go to places that did have power so we could have at least one hot meal. Thank goodness for wool clothing and duvets. Oh, and candles and flashlights. We lost one big tree limb to the ice, but fortunately it missed the house so all is well.

And that wraps it up for Chapter Ten!

Now, here’s the thing. I know this is weird coming after a week off, but this was always part of the plan: I’m going to take a month off– all of January, basically– to catch up on some behind-the-scenes things. I know this seems like a terrible cliffhanger to leave things on. In fact, I think you all deserve for your patience a bit of a spoiler, to make the upcoming month less stressful. Is that OK? I think it’s OK. I say it’s OK, so it must be. Here it is: Anna is fine. Well, maybe not actually fine, but alive, anyway. Why that is, you’ll have to wait and see. But at least this way the suspense won’t kill you! (Er, no pun intended.)

Happy New Year, thank you all so much for reading, and I’m looking forward to seeing you all back here on February 4th! :-)