End of summer, beginning of vacation

I have spent most of my summer working hard at the promotion and editing of Other System as well as the coloring and lettering of Faminelands, Mareton’s Curse. My brain is becoming numb with all the details. Things that were added and subtracted to Other Systems. Creating lists of book reviewers and other people to contact, writing press releases, the list goes on…

My publisher told me to expect to hear back from them on Monday–which yes is a holiday–but not in this. It is obvious the folks at 48Fourteen work really hard, every day.

I am laboring this labor day weekend, because I will be heading off on vacation on Friday night, but first, I have a list of chores.

  • Winterizing the Patio which includes cleaning out the grill, scrubbing down the patio furniture and putting the cushions in our storage room.  I’m trying to decide whether or not to do this over the weekend–because once I clean out the grill, I’m not firing it up again. Dennis doesn’t cook either on the grill.
  • I need to clean up and organize my office. This is what I plan to do today.
  • I need to pay and organize our bills so Dennis can pay them when I am gone.
  • Clean out the fridge: but this isn’t just about organization. It is also about making sure that anything Dennis won’t eat is out of there.
  • Finish painting Dennis’ keyboard. I am doing a design with penguins this time. (His work keyboard has an Asian Dragon on it) Each day, I layer on the paint, but drying time is a factor.
  • Thursday: I have a few errands to run before I go, exchanging currency and the like.
  • On Friday, Dennis is working from home so he can see me off.  I leave at 2 pm Friday. I fly out of Seatac at 4:30, I should land in Reykjavik Saturday at 6:45 am or so.



3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Sofia Essen on September 4, 2011 at 1:42 am

    If anyone deserves a vacation, it’s you! I know how hard you’ve been working. And, by the way, great job!

    Good luck ticking off your list of chores. Ugg! Chores 😦 Isn’t it just an abominable word? It sends disgust-triggered chills down my spine.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend,


  2. Posted by Sofia Essen on September 5, 2011 at 4:58 am

    A happier word… Hmm. Yes, we should be able to coin a happier word for all the stuff we have to do. Do you have any ideas? I’m fresh out of them. Except for “Taskletttes” ? Um, maybe not.


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