…may or may not be the light of an oncoming train.
At any rate, the Duckhouse is under repair and may, with luck, be habitable before we freeze to death in a glorified baked bean tin.
Happier news is that the first novel is on its way. Sadly, we are going to miss the lucrative Christmas market as the publisher has designated January 29th as the release date. As a poet once observed, however, sinners cannot live in paradise, so we shall have to bear this cross. At least there is a cover, which it must be conceded, Duck Holiday (a notoriously pedantic type) quite likes: