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.