My month actually started busy with ghostwriting jobs. In fact, the order list for the month – and I stopped taking order on September 20 – totaled just 32 but several of them were huge projects. I halted the order traffic to allow myself to catch up before Brenda and I took off for a few days to unwind, relax and recharge. In order to do that, I worked many more hours than Bren did in the kitchen canning for her big JamBusters! events and both of us accomplished a great deal as a result.
I even vended JamBusters! alone one weekend in the Oliver Indoor Flea Market. Bren was away for a Women’s Retreat so I took the vending gear on the road and got through it okay. As I had writing jobs to finish throughout that weekend, I didn’t really do much goofing off while Bren was away. Then near the end of the month, on September 21, 2018 I was the MC for a short ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the Granite Creek self-guided walking tour. I have been the Chairman of this historic society since its inception so I was pleased to see this project receiving much needed attention.
Now that I’m thinking about it, I had two MC jobs during the month. In addition to the one I just mentioned, when Bren was away early in the month I was the MC/Auctioneer at a local golf tournament where the funds being raised were in support of the Terry Fox Cancer Society. I’ve helped this group in the past and suspect I’ll be helping them again in the future. One job I have dropped off my list is the webcasts of the local Junior B hockey team. I just couldn’t see how I could fit them into an already intensely busy schedule.
I expect things to continue to be busy as we approach the local election (advanced polls are October 10 with regular voting October 20). I have also already been approached by several of my ghostwriting clients to book work in October so I anticipate I’ll be putting in some more long hours in front of the keyboard once we return from a few days off. Thankfully both Bren and I can keep this pace and also recognize when we need to stop and take a breather. Who knew our lives would get some interesting and involved in such a short amount of time?