It would have been wiser not to start redesigning the blog when I’m supposed to be working on Book 7. But the layout here was looking a bit tired and it seemed like a simple enough job: just cut my name from the new book cover and paste it in at the top of the screen. How hard could that be?
I should have remembered the time Husband and I decided that plastering didn’t look all that difficult, either.
Nine hours later, I’m now going to try and put back the picture that was up there in the first place. It still doesn’t go with the new book covers, but I really would like to go to bed. And in the morning I think I might be phoning a friend. Sometimes it really is best to leave things to people who know what they’re doing.
8 thoughts on “A day of DIY”
Ruth, I think we’ve all been there and got in over our heads in some way at one time or another… join the club!
Thank you Jane! I guess it’s one way to learn to appreciate the skills we haven’t got…
There was a handyman here in Australia who used to say ‘Do it yourself, because no-one else is going to do it yourself.’
I just finished Tabula Rasa. Thanks for another wonderful story, and for maintaining the same high standards as always. The only problem, and a good one I suppose, is that I devoured it so quickly.
So glad you enjoyed Tabula Rasa – maybe I’ll stick to the writing and abandon the web design!
I know you’ve had this discussion before, but when I’m reading the books, I’m seeing a world weary Clive Owen as Ruso and Maria Bonnevie as Tilla.
(She played the Viking woman who tended to wounds in the film ’13th Warrior’)
I hadn’t seen the 13th Warrior but having YouTubed it (if that’s not a word, it should be) I see what you mean. She has exactly the right hair. For me Clive Owen has the right expression but he needs brown eyes…
Wise people know when to ask for help. You are wise.
Thank you Lora, that’s a much more cheering thought than “I am an idiot who wasted a whole day.”!