Sunday, August 25, 2013

Vacation Awaits

Hello friends,

Just a quick note to let you know that I have not forgotten about you. I have been taking many pictures in anticipation of being able to write. And then, as life will sometimes dictate, I've had my free time absorbed by some pretty dramatic things happening at work. Namely the disappearance of 3 housekeepers. Two we knew about ahead of time and the third just up and left with no notice. It is traumatic and dramatic when you are in the biz & it is still a raging peak season crazy. I am now working 6 days a week and this week was scheduled for 3 back to back shifts with only 5 hours to regenerate.

Vacation is definitely in order. And for Labor Day my housemate and I are leaving the three kitties in her sister's capable hands and taking off for a couple of days. She wants to run around a foreign city like a maniac. Or like a freshly minted college student. I am 20 years older and think the pool, hot tub and a writing binge is in order. With booze.

We'll see how it all transpires. I want to play with my toys too. The pics are still on the camera. I know. Labor day is next weekend and I have a lot to do between now and then. But I promise I will write.

We are going to Grand Rapids MI. Not a foreign city you say? The hell it isn't I say! I've been to GR [what we call it]. I've been twice. Once to drop my sister off at the train. The first to visit Greggers when he went to college back at the end of the 80s. It was a mess then. It was a mess when I dropped my sister off. It is a mess now... traffic wise anyway. And it is a hotbed of drinking, partying, arts, music and the epitome of just how split a split personality can be on a city. It is 2 hours away and I am not driving so I won't be turning the trip down. And now we have two friends who live there. So there will be much rejoicing. Oddly.... they are the two housekeepers who left with notice.

I have been promised that there is much inspiration to be found in GR. This was true when I was there in 89. And with a digital camera I do not have to worry about the cost of developing film. I can go nuts with the things that I wished that I had photographed before. So there will be vacation pics.

But seriously..... it's going to be comm black out dark here for a little while. All the projects are progressing nicely in my head. I just need the time to get them on paper.

See ya next time­™­,

now why won't those short cuts work?­­­

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