Why is it that things seem to fall apart when time is in short supply? Getting ready for a trip always takes way more time than I think it should, especially when preparing for a week long absence where often I need two changes of clothes per day.
So yesterday I went to get my small Sony laptop (the 3 pounder) from my daughter who has been using it for the last two months. Oh, my. Whether something went wrong during an install of a program for her college class or maybe she got a virus, I don’t know. But something was horribly wrong. I had to do a total system reload, wiping the hard drive clean and starting over. The hardest, most time consuming part of that is all of the update downloads, particularly for Windows. I worked on it for hours and hours last night, falling into bed at 12:30 a.m. I woke up at 4:30 a.m. and went right back at it. Installing the software I am most likely to need while on my trip was the most important thing.
It’s done now. All is working well. My bags are packed, I’m ready to go. Hmm. Sounds like a song.
While I’ll be working hard over the next week, I’ll also be spending time with writers and publishing professionals I admire, people who are also my brothers and sisters in Christ. Exhausting, yes, but exhilarating too.
The bad news is, today is already the 6th of July. I should have written at least another 35 to 40 pages by now. I think I’ve written two. My hope is that I’ll get some writing done at the airport and during the flight. That would sure be nice.
I’ll try to pop in with news from the International Christian Retail Show. In my absence, hold down the blogging fort.