‘Star Wars: Shatterpoint, A Clone Wars Novel’ – Chapter 6: Civilians (Part 6)

Sunday.  For most people this is a day of rest, for the Crissman family, this was a day of constant work.  We worked hard on our house all day long today.  It doesn’t seem like we got much done, but I would like to think that we got a lot of quality work done around the house.  We got up around nine o’clock this morning and Heather and I went downstairs right away and started to work on getting the stairs done and out of the basement.  The kids did a lot of work as well.  They started to take the lumber from the basement to a section of our yard behind the garage.  We figured we better put it there as it was going to take us a while to get things out to the curb and our neighbor acrossed the street, who used the be the mayor for the town, wouldn’t want to look at the lumber all the time.  So, we hid it behind our garage.  We got everything torn out and then realized we had other issues on our hand.  We had electrical wires hanging all over the place.  So, I pulled out of my shop some wire nuts and at least capped them so that live wires weren’t just hanging down.  Then I helped Heather move the piano and the computer desk back to where they needed to be upstairs and we worked on trying to clean things up around the house.  We skipped right over lunch, which the kids didn’t even realize and then complained about later on.  Although it was a long day and we did a lot of work, there really isn’t much to talk about.  We basically did everything we could to at least get our house back in functioning order for the school week ahead.

And what a week it’s going to be!  It’s officially play week this week, which means that mass chaos will ensue and I will be home late most of the nights this week.  So much for my social life.  Like I had one anyway!  We got done with all of our work around seven o’clock and the kids went off to bed and we went downstairs and relaxed and watched some T.V.  One last bit of relaxation before our week begins!

Okay, let’s talk about Part 6 of Chapter 6 of “Star Wars:  Shatterpoint, A Clone Wars Novel” by Matthew Woodring Stover…..

Chapter 6 (Part 6):  The outpost was abandoned when we got here.  The ULF had beat us here and the condition of the bodies was undescribable!  It was clear that the Balawai at this outpost were not innocent civilians as they wore necklaces made of Korunnai ears.  Nick guessed, based on the condition of the bodies, that the ULF had been here no more than two or three days ago.  There are signs and even echoes within The Force that suggest that Kar Vastor himself was behind this attack.  The entire area was stripped of food and any signs of technology and the only thing left is the wreckage of two steamcrawlers.  That is why I am here alone to watch over Besh and Chalk.  Nick lost his spirit when we discovered that the comm gear had dissappeared.  He said it was all about bad luck, but I told him that luck is only the ignorance of not paying attention to The Force.  Nick quipped back asking what subtle changes in The Force cause Besh and Chalk to be in the state their in!  I tokd him that the Jedi believe that there are questions to which we have to be the answer.  NIck said he didn’t understand so I told him that I don’t have to explain reality, simply deal with reality…..

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