I'm SO far behind on reading your posts!!! I promise I'll get around to everyone soon.
I've been busy, either at work or working around here, especially in the yard. Da Boss and A are both on vacation, so J and I have been working more to cover everything. And we have a new bookkeeper who is finishing a lot of things I started but didn't finish because my skills in that area are rusty. I've been helping her to organize things, answer questions, making decisions about some things, etc., so I've actually worked more in the past couple weeks than I usually would. It will be good to have several duties off my shoulders, like the payroll.
Tomorrow she is going to show me how to issue checks printed from the computer, which is another godsend for me. When I pay the artists, it takes a long, long time. I have to write a check to each of them who sold something through the Gallery for the month, usually 50 to 100 checks. Now I will be able to put in the name and amount for each one and it will be done! Hot diggity damn!!!
I am also meeting with a high school girl who has worked for us part time so she can show me some tips about using Photo Shop. I've used it some, but just don't get some things, and she knows enough more about those features to be able to guide me through it. I'm looking forward to being able to play with my photographs more. I'm not crazy about most "enhanced" photography, but there are times that a special effect or a change of some sort is good. I'm looking forward to it!
And then there will be time to return to the yard by Wednesday. Yes, those railroad ties are still out there in disarray!! But thank goodness, I haven't dreamed about them again. That was just strange! And the concrete steps await. That is a job that will have to be done early morning or late evening. It is darn hot out there these days, so I'm really limited in how much I can do. I'll get it done eventually.
Tonight I had part of the pot luck gang over for a mini pot luck. With A and Da Boss gone, it left six of our regulars, but J was not feeling well today, and at the last minute she decided to go home. She offered to bring the dessert she made, but I told her to not worry about it. The bookkeeper, M, was still working on the check writing program, and she finally said she just needed to finish it up however long it took. I think she finished about the time we began eating, but just wanted to go home and drop. So just four of us were here, but we had a great time. And gooooooood food! I love these dinners!
OK, now I am officially going to start catching up with blog-reading! Honest!! I really am!!