1. There are fifteen crocuses in the front garden.
2. There are ants in the laundry room. (Items one plus two = spring.)
3. Cautiously working my way through a few pieces of a Lindt Petits Desserts Chocolate Mousse bar. No adverse reaction as of yet, and it’s been half an hour. Encouraging, as the dark chocolate reaction was immediate burning on the tongue.
4. The boy waved vigorously to the metro drivers on our trip downtown and received surprised and delighted waves in return.
5. A quarter of the way through printing Orchestrated and all’s well. I had saved it to a USB key and taken it to the local print shop to get it done, but remembered while I was in line that I’d used comments. When you print a document with comments it shrinks the text and forces the page into the upper left corner to fit the comments in the right margin, which wastes a lot of paper and makes the text almost impossible to read. I bought more printer paper and came home to do it myself in twenty-page increments after stripping the comments out. Neither ink nor paper nor printer have caused issues so far. (Printing large documents usually causes problems of some kind for me.)
Aha, just as I expected; low ink. Argh. Had to happen at some point. Well, I have some in the cupboard, along with the syringe; I’ll refill it and that will be that.
Because I know you’re all on the edge of your seats, the two final takes of the entire script were great. I think it has more to do with recording them in the living room rather than my office, but the change in register and expression didn’t hurt. So he’s got at least four takes of each track to choose from, and he can edit or adjust them as he pleases.
The boy and I are going downtown in about forty-five minutes to hand in the work (and be paid, woohoo!), then we pick Grandma up at the hospital after some tests and take her and the boy to her house. The rest of the day is work for me, and as everything else is off my plate, that means I get to print out Orchestrated and start reading. I’m looking forward to it.