a June 20th, 2011

  1. The Bulletin Has Gone To Proofreading

    June 20, 2011 by myeye

    At 10-something tonight after another 9 hours working on it, the Bulletin was emailed to teams of proofreaders.  I arrived home after 11.  My dogs think their throats were slit.  . . . and I hadn’t eaten all day either.  But it’s on the last leg before it goes to the printer — whoo hoo.  And there will be a special surprise in with this Bulletin issue.

  2. The Week Ahead

    June 20, 2011 by myeye

    Yesterday had some high notes:  Finnigan being found in West Seattle, Holmes and I playing with the sheep, little Lowri earning her first point and a Best of Opposite Sex over a Champion.  Yep, yesterday was a very good day.  The Bulletin is nearer completion (after 13 hours of my weekend), and I believe (fingers crossed) that I will finish it this morning.  The proof readers have been very patient (while I was being very frustrated).  The hold-up first was three pages that were not in my possession.  I now have them, but far worse is that I do not know Adobe InDesign well.  Actually I have barely scratched the surface of what it can do.  So, when things come up, I try watching one of the instructional videos which were made for people with a smattering of knowledge (that would not be me).  Saturday I ordered “InDesign CS5 Classroom In a Book”.  I cannot go to on-line help and then remember all the steps when I go back into the program.  I need an index.  This book can be downloaded to Kindle, but I think I need actual, paper, physically turn the pages book.  And I shall have it by the end of the week.  Next Bulletin issue (Deadline August 15th), I will be ready.

    Anyway, my clients are in need of attention.  If the Bulletin can wing its way to the proofreaders today, I can return to the other stressful part of my life.  I am so glad I have my funny dogs at home.

    Today, for the first time in weeks, we do not have a severe weather alert, no sustained 35 mph winds, no smoke so I can see both my east and west mountain-horizons, and everything does not smell like a campfire.  Last night I made up 25 pounds of dog food so the dogs are taken care of for the next 12 (or so) days.

    This is going to be a great week.