I have a splitting headache. Do you think it could possibly be the bulldozer outside my window? They are tearing up the pool that was left in the yard of one of the two houses recently torn down next door. I suspect this is the last step before they begin building what is to replace those houses. It’s not looking too promising for a peaceful summer.
Any day now my girls will be out of school and bored out of their minds. The reality is that as much as they need the break from school, they will not be content to sit quietly all day while I write and/or try to promote my books. They are going to want to go places and do things, and I am going to want to do the same. Add to this the fact that their closest friends will be gone for most of the summer, and we are talking the potential for a summer of some major discontentment.
Now being as aware of this as I am, you’d think I could come up with something to counter-act it. I should be able to wrap up this post with a nice, so I’ve decided this will be the year we drive cross country, or we spend several weeks up in Lake Tahoe followed by another week in Yosemite. I have actually done both of those things, even if they were so long ago that I can barely remember. The cross country trip was when I was all of nineteen and I haven’t been to Lake Tahoe in ten years! How is that even possible? We used to go every year, for a while anyway. This economy has got to turn around!
So tell me, what are your plans for this summer? How would you beat back the blues if you were faced with spending the summer trapped in a small apartment next to an active construction zone? It can’t be good that they’ve brought in more than one port-a-potty! I suspect this is going to be a very large building they erect. I’ll go take some Advil, and when I get back you’ll have a solution all worked out for me, right? Thanks in advance!