Life With the One-Armed Wife (Permission to tell this one)

I didn’t get much editing done for a few reasons.  I’ll be going into those in the sectioned areas, which are going to go from bad to fun distraction to the one victory of the week.  Next week is going to be rough because my son has Tuesday off for Election Day and Friday off for Veteran’s Day.  On the other hand, I might still get some work done because:

Wife Vs Gravity & Stairs: She Didn’t Win

So, Wednesday saw a little . . . modest . . . Holy fucking shit!  My wife was going up the stairs to work and slipped.  She broke her fall with her hands like you normally do, but the fall wasn’t the only thing she broke.  Distal radius and ulna of her dominant arm, so she’s in a splint and sling until the appointment for the cast.  She can’t drive, get herself dressed, open Starbusts, braid her hair (I can’t either and that’s the one fight we’ve had), or sleep in the bed.  I’m nursemaid while trying to edit and get work done, which has run the gamut of good and bad.  Even with the cast, I’ll have to get her to and from work, which means I’ll be exhausted by the time December hits.  Plus side is that I got all, but 2 interviews for Warlord of the Forgotten Age done for the guest posts.  Cover art and final edits remain, which means I can take a hit to some extent.

Still, this means I’m driving my son to the upcoming birthdays instead of being given the time for work.  I have to take my wife food shopping too.  Probably have to go to Target for clothes that are easier to get her in and out of.  Thankfully, I was already the one doing the cooking, laundry, homework with kid, and showers for kid.  Seriously, the hardest part is her hair, which she’s incredibly defensive of.  To the point where I’m still in trouble for cutting Nyx’s hair in one of the books.  For the newcomers, my wife played Nyx in the D&D game and that was her first RPG character ever.  I’ve voted that she just leave it alone, but I was denied.  All that good will I got from surprising her with a smoothie went right out the window.

Halloween Hijinks

Halloween was supposed to be the only delay since I expected that.  Took my son to a Safe Trick-Or-Treat on Monday at the high school, which he had fun at.  Didn’t beat the big day that included a parade at school.  Trick-or-Treating went very well and lasted for a little over 3 hours.  For those who missed the post, he went as Green Lantern.  We made a snafu here that went in his favor.  My wife carried his pumpkin for the candy, which people put stuff into.  They also saw the lantern and didn’t realize it was only a prop.  So, about half of the people tried to put more candy in the lantern only to find that it wasn’t possible.  They had already dedicated themselves to the move, so he got extra.  He’s trying really hard to make it last, but he doesn’t have to worry.

The New One

Want to know a secret?  I’m writing this post on Thursday with my new laptop.  It’s an Acer with an Intel chip that came out in October.  Snazzy and fun and a smaller screen, which I’m okay with.  Hardest part is getting used to the new keyboard setup and putting all the programs back on.  The power button is right next to the ‘End’ key, which is just asking for chaos.  The volume ones are all Fn functions too.  Still, it does what I need it to do and I have a 2-year warranty that goes through the store.  Means it’s only a drive if something goes wrong instead of mailing it in.

The hardest part has been putting the programs back on.  A few of them had product keys that wouldn’t let me install since I had already used them on the lemon.  Had to make some calls to get them to work again because it really wasn’t fair that I lose these programs to the situation.  One of them was Office, which caught me by surprise since it notified me in the middle of editing a bit.  Needless to say, I almost cried.  Everything else is working as of this writing and I’ll be giving it a better workout tomorrow.  Hoping that I didn’t lose any bookmarks, but all the marketing spots seem to be there.  This definitely works as a victory since the debacle is over.

Goals for the week:

  1. Tend to wife and fight urge to use garden hose on her.
  2. Edit Warlord of the Forgotten Age
  3. Apparently make popcorn for hungry wife when done with post.
  4. Vote on Election Day
  5. Drive around when needed
  6. Ask wife if she could read War of Nytefall: Loyalty.
  7. Maybe do biking
  8. Hope I can get more than 2 hours of sleep, which is a trend that started Monday.
  9. Retain some level of sanity.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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39 Responses to Life With the One-Armed Wife (Permission to tell this one)

  1. twixie13 says:

    Yay for getting a new laptop! As for the one interview, that’s one of the things I’m working on (also looking to do some interviews for an anthology, but more on that one later). And hope your wife’s arm heals soon! Because seriously, gravity’s a bitch to contend with even without stairs. When stairs are introduced…*cringes* Yeah… Like I said, here’s hoping for a speedy recovery on her part.

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  2. Jennie says:

    What a week! The arm was the killer, for both of you. Can you get a hair dresser to come to the house and braid her hair? At least Halloween was fun, and you have a new laptop. Best to you, Charles.

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  3. Congrats on the laptop. So sorry for your wife. I had the same break when I was in High School and was miserable. Had to finally glue a pen holder (modified binder clip) on my cast since I couldn’t do left hand. Shirt hanger scratching device was a must. Hang in there.

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  4. jenanita01 says:

    You have my sympathies… and some patience!


  5. davidprosser says:

    Here;s to your wife’s recovery Charles.


  6. Hope you all feel better soon. The no-sleep thing can get kinda scary. That happens to my brother at times with his bipolar.


  7. So sorry, Charles! Hugs to your wife.


  8. L. Marie says:

    Oh my goodness. So sorry about your wife! 🤕 I’m glad she’ll be getting a cast soon. I hope she won’t have to wear it long. The hair issue is really hard. 👩

    I’m one of the delinquent people with the interview. Sorry. Trying to come up with unique questions. I’m glad you have a new laptop.


    • We’re hoping to all get haircuts on Saturday. She had one recently, but they can at least wash and style it.

      No problem with the questions. I’m slowed down a bit this week anyway. My hope is to finish editing the last book before next week. So, I’d probably have to wait until then to answer anyway.


  9. I’m late getting in here because I was away over the weekend (got back yesterday and been trying to catch up with things ever since). Anyway, I hope your wife’s arm heals quickly and properly, and that your goals for the week are going well – especially the retaining sanity one.


  10. Toni Pike says:

    I do hope that your wife feels better soon and recovers quickly. It’s always amazing to discover just how much we rely on both hands.


  11. I’m finally caught up. So sorry about the missus! And all that braiding is keeping you away from your new toy…


    • The braiding failed, but me having to drive her to and from work for the next 4-5 weeks is definitely going to cause some schedule havoc. I’m hoping to finish final edits on the final book today, which should make things a bit easier.

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  12. Ellespeth says:

    I’m sorry to read about your wife’s injury.


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