This year, that meant a great deal of painting, as the new siding needed to be covered as well as the trim around the windows. (Spy that Frog Tape around the window?) I also painted our potting shelf in the same merry blue as the door. While I had varnished the piece a couple of years ago, snow had been rather harsh to it. Hopefully now it will survive many more winters to come.
Next up, we'll be screwing the deck back down and covering the chairs and benches. We're still experiencing a major dry spell, but the snow always comes, and this year, we'll be ready!
On the novel writing front, things haven't been going so well. I haven't been very well, actually. I've been sick for the first two weeks of the month, one flu following right after the first, so I haven't been in any condition to write. My brain's only been focused on lots of fluids and bed rest. My NaNoWriMo dreams may be doomed for 2013. My book is started, but I'm not even close to the 25,000 words I should be to by this point. -sigh- Well, there's always next year.