Tuesday, August 23, 2005
This afternoon I got 683 words done of a 1000 word encyclopedia article on the GULag due in mid-October. I also started digging one of the post holes (Ph.D. stands for post hole digger) for the gate. I got about 8" of the required 18" down when I broke through to a fire ant nest and a flood of the buggers poured out. I did not get stung, but I did cease digging for the day. I need to figure out a way to exterminate the critters before returning to that project. I also got an e-mail from Canada confirming that they had received my abstract this afternoon. Tomorrow I will finish up the encyclopedia article and send it off to the editor.