Friday, August 15, 2008

More of the Same Friday

Obviously I didn't get pictures uploaded yesterday.

The trip into Anchorage took a lot longer than I expected yesterday and we didn't get back until late.

I will do my best to get it done today - and get the email out to everybody I owe things to. I have over a hundred picture sets to upload to Flickr though and for some reason the technology around here is not cooperating this morning.

Try to be patient, I'm having one of those weeks.

I've got a lot of things going on and I'm a bit disorganized at the moment. I've got a couple of appointments today, and things that I just have to do that require some preparation. At a minimum I have to visit two art galleries this morning, and I have to go down to the fair grounds in Palmer and enter a number of my pieces for judging. So all of that comes first. Beastly and I have to repack bowls and artwork and do inventory. Wednesday Market was so dammed intense that we couldn't keep track of what we were selling, and now we've got to sort that out.

And with my wife out of town, a lot of what she normally does I have to pick up - and I promised the kid that we'd go Silver salmon fishing this evening down on the Little Su and I've got to dig out the equipment and get that ready. So, you know, bear with me.

School starts on Monday though and I can't tell you how thrilled I am by that. Thrilled. No really. More than anything, the kid in school means I can get back to writing full time, and that's a good thing because otherwise I may just lose my dammed mind. Iyes of the Dead has been hanging in limbo for three months and I just can't stand it any more, it's making my brain itch. Also I need to get Deep Thunder restarted or I may go completely insane. Additionally I have a two other projects, one on military leadership, and one on woodworking that need outlining and research - all of which starts next week. I'm also on the hook for a couple of articles I've been putting off. So yeah, busy week, but one I'm looking forward to.

More later.


  1. Sounds like we're all having one of those weeks.

    From the list of your writing projects, it sounds like you could be one of those folks who, like
    Scalzi, could be making a living from writing.

    Hope you won't forget the short people when you make it big. ;)

  2. ...could be making a living from writing

    That is eventually the plan. It's either that, or my wife is going to make me find a really job. Shudder.

  3. real job. Really.

    Typing very fast. Busy, busy, busy.

    Inventory is done thought. Yeefriggin'ha.

  4. Jim, we have an issue that's not limited to the project management world.

    Say, we have a busy project month. Like August! So we say, "Well, we can't do that right now, but we'll schedule it for September."

    We don't keep careful track of September, and pretty soon we have more things stacked up on the list for the 'slow' month of September that could feasibly be accomplished in six months. And September isn't much fun anymore.

    Your next week's itinerary is sounding a bit like that. :)

  5. Speaking of adding to the list, whatcha doin' the week of 8/25? I'll be there Mon-Thu. Any trips to Anchorage planned?

  6. I think we can pull that off, it would be great to see you again.

  7. Bowls are packed for the fair.

    Artwork is packed for the gallery.

    ::checks that off the list::

  8. How about a trip to the Anchorage airport this summer? I will probably be there on layover on my way to Taipei, flying China Scarelines. I think late June.

  9. John, that would be simply outstanding. I'm sure I could manage to meet up with you.

  10. Jim, that would be great!

    John, I'm assuming you mean next summer? Since this one is over, and for the Alaskan contingent it never really happened. :P

    it would be really cool if I could coincide that with one of my trips too. Since I'm there fairly frequently, and have some control over that schedule, it's certainly possible. :)

  11. Hey, that would extremely cool. We'll see if we can't coordinate once John's schedule firms up.

  12. Damn, sounds like you guys are planning your own convention up there. Jealous!

    It's either that, or my wife is going to make me find a really job. Shudder.

    So you're really really motivated. That helps a lot!

  13. I think he means September.

    And I thought "real" job would mean working as a transportation coordinator in Nathan's field, which probably isn't shudder-worthy at all. ;)

  14. Nope, next June. September is likely to be just the wife. We will likely be in Taipei for a month this summer, and I'll work a couple of weeks from the Taipei office.

  15. A real job? You're retired to woodworking, writing, and fishing. That is a real job. You better avoid that buddy-o 'cause the rest of us are living vicariously through you. And we already have regular jobs. :)


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