Wednesday, September 30, 2009

THINGS THAT BEGIN WITH 'T'...TRUCK...TRAVEL...TSUNAMI...

How do you get a truck out of a harbor?
You attach air bags...



And then you tow it to the boat ramp.


Just thought you'd all want to know.
So September was research month whether I wanted to or not. A brilliant trip to Victoria to see an old friend and pass by Port Townsend and Port Angeles where my WIP will take place...
And then?
I come home to a tsunami alert.

We watched the water rise past the high tide mark...

And then it receded. It went back and forth high tide and low tide right in front of our eyes for several hours. Like someone was filling a tub and then letting the water out a drain...it was flat...no real waves. But the surging caused the water to go instantly from clear to muddy...
This month I actually had to start a new journal titled:
"THINGS I MIGHT OR MIGHT NOT PUT INTO A NOVEL"
You never know.
TOOLOOSE has started his next book.
WORKING TITLE:
ALIEN SPACE MONKEYS VERSUS THE DREAD TSUNAMI VAMPIRE
He's already got 153 words.

"It was a dark and stormy sea..."

6 comments:

Sharla said...

Good for Tooloose! Go Kitty, go!

ORION said...

yeah...don't turn your back on a tsunami lol!

Holly Kennedy said...

You told me LESS THAN A MONTH AGO when I was in Hawaii that a Tsunami would "never happen here"

Unreal stuff...

A Novel Woman said...

Hi Pat!

I'm actually visiting Waikiki this week for the first time (from Montreal for the ADA meeting) and got through the tsunami warning intact, but then I woke up this morning and saw a dead body on the beach in front of our hotel! Seriously, this has been one heck of a week....

Tell me it ain't normally like this. I'd like to come back when things are a tad calmer.

ORION said...

I think that it's novelists attracting these things lol!
I welcome extraordinary stuff that happens around me.
Of course my husband is not as happy lol!

Michelle O'Neil said...

I thought those airbags were whales at first glance! I have not had my coffee yet.

So great when the research comes to you, rather than having to go in search. I mean, as long as everyone is safe.