I noticed that none of my posts have an cohesion at all and are on way too many scattered subjects so I will clear this up now. No, I never did get the grass for my front yard. :) But I did get "Bloodmares" published as a Kindle book and that has been a dream of mine for many years.
Those short stories were written as a way to handle my parents death so I honor them by getting them published. Also, I am working on getting my book in paperback as well. I am waiting now to hear from PublishAmerica.com but since they are only open during the week, it will probably be Monday before I hear if my manuscript has been accepted or not. I will, of course, post as soon as I find out.