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Stresssss!

Today was rough. My wife was in a panic because she couldn't retrieve her email off the Cableone account. She connected with some service kid in Bangalore. Then she yelled at him, because he couldn't understand her. She was to the point of stomping her hoof, once for yes and two for no, before handing the phone to me. I had the poor tech in one ear and my angry wife in the other for well over two hours. (And I wonder how I wound up with high blood pressure.)

I wound up allowing him to access our computer to fix the problem, which still took over an hour. I need to go back in and lock out access after I post this.

Then my work contacted me, because apparently no one can cover for me if I take a vacation. If I never take a vacation I get in trouble for that. I'm almost better off to go home and never plan anything, just so I can be available on-call to approve things.

We spent the afternoon loading the camper and hooking up the truck. I have several items locked in my backseat. I'll transfer those to the truck bed before we drive away. I just didn't want someone stealing them overnight.

Right now, I'm about ready to scream, and may still. The only saving grace was my father. He grew this in his vegetable garden and is very proud of it.

To tell you the truth, I don't know if it's one of their fancy odd colored carrots, or if it's a parsnip. It kind of made my day in the same way it made Dad's. It's probably a good thing I didn't see this before writing Will O' the Wisp. Those who read the book will know what I'm referring to.

It's even more entertaining after two pints of Smithwick's. I rarely post on Tuesdays, but tomorrow is mostly about traveling. I can probably answer comments after I get camp made. Have a great time and I'll check in later.

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Long day

I had a long hard day today. My job was depressing. Enough about that.

I took my wife out to our local Irish pub for dinner. Sounds like her day sucked too. The hospital where she works is going to require a grey uniform from now on. She must have five hundred unique scrub outfits that make her happy. Now we have to buy all new stuff that fails to make her happy. This does nothing to improve customer service, but tastes like micro management.

The best part of the day was many Smithwicks. My attitude has improved. Tomorrow is another day, and it almost has to be better by default.

I found out about Goodkindles today. This sounds like something I need to investigate. I bookmarked the website for later. If anyone has some input on this promotional site I'd love to hear it.

That's about it. I'm going to go now before I make a tasteless joke about Theon Greyjoy/Reek and Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner.

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The Monthly Makeover

We ran down the street to Sully’s Irish Pub tonight. The work week is over, and it was time for some food that’s bad for us. I added a couple frosty mugs of Smithwick’s and all is right with the world.

I decided to give the old blog it’s monthly makeover. Last month was mayflies. It would have been easy to load junebugs as my June background. It just felt too easy.

June has always been the month of summer thunderstorms. I decided to go with a cool lightning photo. I hope you guys like it.

I have some neat things going on for the blog this weekend. I have to post my writing process blog tour tomorrow. The blog update was just a little taste.

Now it’s time for Westly to rescue Buttercup, Inigo Montoya to avenge his father, and me to check out your blogs.

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