Those of you who know me personally know that I “do the 4-H thing.” Last week was punctuated by club members getting those last-minute tasks and reviews in before heading off to the county fair. The Clark County (Ohio) 4-H llama and alpaca show occurs on Saturday morning, so stall decorating was scheduled for Thursday. For the first time in years, I was not able to be there because a last-minute editing project came in with the client paying for expedited delivery. My younger son graciously volunteered to serve in my place. (Yes, I delivered the project on time.)
Brutally hot and humid weather affected showmen, animals, and parents–not for the better. Animals were hot, tired, scare, and most definitely grumpy. Kids were hot, tired, nervous, and most definitely grumpy. Parents were hot, tired, anxious, and most definitely grumpy. See a theme here?
Monday morning dawned with more grotesquely hot and muggy weather. Today it cooled down. It’s till humid, but the temperature never hit 90 degrees F, so it feels comfortable in comparison. Comfort’s important, especially when you work in an environment without air conditioning.
So…projects this week. I hope to begin working on revamping the website content for a new client. I finished ghostwriting a short book for another client. I restarted ghostwriting another book for another client. Don’t ask. The upshot is that I haven’t gotten any of my own writing in. As always, I’m hunting down other freelance gigs. So it goes.
The house is quiet, except for the radio. The station I favor has been playing a really good selection of oldies today: Queen, Aerosmith, Jimmy Buffet, Eagles, Kansas, etc. Last night the quiet was broken, which startled me. A vehicle in our driveway was burgled last week, so I’m being extra-vigilant. My Beretta Tomcat lies on the table next to me during the day. Yes, it’s loaded. Yes, I do know how to use it. The laser grip makes a fun cat toy.
I broke another glass yesterday. I’ve been on a roll with those and soon we’ll be out of glasses. Of course, they only break when I’m barefoot (which is most of the time anyway).
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