I'm missing my housemate even more than usual as I contemplate this challenge. Last year, she was here -- cooking, shopping, and generally making sure that I didn't sink into an overwhelming pile of paper and undone dishes. She is now on to other places and challenges of her own.
This year I face an even bigger challenge than writing a novel and posting to my blog every day: requesting and receiving help. We shall soon see how I do at meeting all these.