Weekend Challenge: Tackling Domestic Challenges

Am hoping K & H won't mind, but I didn't see a weekend challenge so thought I would jump in. This week: getting down to household brass tacks. Yeah, it's all wonderful for your fictional darlings to be out there saving the world on the daily, solving crimes, or wreaking villainous havoc - but sooner or later they're going to have to whip the homestead into shape.

Let me know you're in, and I'll give you a domestic chore or crisis or whew-not-a-crisis-after-all that either myself or people around me have been tackling lately. Let's see if they inspire some words!

PS - I might take a bit to reply - I've got to work on the basement before the heating systems guy gets here ....
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Questioning ⟫ Derek Hale & Scott McCall ⟫ Mature

Title: ⟫ Questioning
Master!post:Rare Pairs Challenge Masterpost
Fandom: ⟫ Teen Wolf
Characters/Pairing: ⟫ Derek Hale & Scott McCall
Rating: ⟫ Mature
Prompts:1_million_words Challenge Rare pairs & Tropes – sewing up injury & Random A to Z ‘N’
Word Count: ⟫ 500
Graphic:skargasm
Summary: ⟫ Scott found himself wondering who was there for Derek in his times of need...
DREAMWIDTH OR AO3
roses::by any other name

Word of the Day 07/31/21 Bibliopole

Bibliopole (noun)
bibliopole [ bib-lee-uh-pohl ]


noun
1. a bookseller, especially a dealer in rare or used books.

Also bib·li·op·o·list [bib-lee-op-uh-list].

OTHER WORDS FROM BIBLIOPOLE
bib·li·o·pol·ic [bib-lee-uh-pol-ik], bib·li·o·pol·i·cal, bib·li·o·po·lar, adjective
bib·li·o·pol·i·cal·ly, adverb
bib·li·op·o·lism [bib-lee-op-uh-liz-uhm], bib·li·op·o·ly, noun
bib·li·op·o·lis·tic, adjective

Origin: 1765–75; < Latin bibliopōla < Greek bibliopṓlēs (biblio-biblio- + pōl- (stem of pōleîsthai to sell) + -ēs agentive suffix)

HOW TO USE BIBLIOPOLE IN A SENTENCE
If I had the poetic vein, I would indite a pendant to Byron's iambics to that enlightened bibliopole.
GUY LIVINGSTONE;|GEORGE A. LAWRENCE

Thus, after a search of many weeks, the Western bibliopole succeeded in obtaining a well-thumbed specimen of the precious work.
THE HUMBUGS OF THE WORLD|P. T. BARNUM

Indeed, an enterprising bibliopole was lately offering 'useful old books,' etc., at 3s.
THE BOOK-HUNTER IN LONDON|WILLIAM ROBERTS

This bibliopole's relatives still carry on business in this street, school-books being with them a speciality.
THE BOOK-HUNTER IN LONDON|WILLIAM ROBERTS

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
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Daily count challenge to agdhani

Well, I had a very productive evening. Unfortunately, I'm not putting the "count" in the daily count challenge because I'm not sure how many words I actually wrote (guessing somewhere between 500 & 750). I did manage to finish two fics that have been lingering in my WIP pile and got them posted as well as continuing to do a little work on my Rare Pairs fic.

Passing the baton to agdhani to end this month with a bang. Wishing you abundant creativity in your day ahead!
Hawaii Five 0::Grace &amp; Danny::Pizzeria

Word of the Day 07/30/21 Versal

Versal (adjective)
versal [ vur-suhl ]


adjective Archaic.
1. universal or whole.

Origin: 1585–95; shortening of universal; cf. varsity

HOW TO USE VERSAL IN A SENTENCE
The dip in cases of this kind has been described as “qua-qua versal” or “periclinal.”
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 10, SLICE 5|VARIOUS

I conceive mining to be the noblest business in the ‘versal world.’
WILD WALES|GEORGE BORROW

A stiff Versal of a rather Roman type is used, partly because of the number of the capitals (see p. 126).
WRITING & ILLUMINATING, & LETTERING|EDWARD JOHNSTON

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.