We are pretty much done with hoopla--Alpaca party hoopla and lot hoopla--and now we just have to start arranging for the final things to get done before we can get the occupancy permit. Much of that right now involves getting our cable/phone provider up to speed to turn stuff on---I may have mentioned we have an elevator* and homes with elevators are required to have land lines, and we're getting it through the cable/wifi people, who are not the sharpest knives in the drawer.
Anyway, enough worrying, it will all get done, and let's think about some Flannel Flowers.
It is August, and while 'Back to School' is in full swing in many places I still am lucky enough to have 6 1/2 weeks of vacation left. I have almost my whole to-do list checked off and have done quite a bit of writing this week in between all the hoopla. That feels good. I realized that of the four classes I teach next year, three are new preps, and that gave me pause but it is just going to be that kind of year.
I read "Snap" which is on the Man Booker list and it was very good--a mystery/police procedural really unlike any I have ever read. If you like really good mysteries, with a bunch of flawed characters, this could be your next book.
*All of our living space is on the second floor, and we hope to live there until the end of our days, and the elevator will help with groceries once we reach an age when steps are a bit more challenging.