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Monday, January 25, 2010

Weekend (Monthly) Recap

Well, we are nearing the end of January and I am still balancing a rather grueling schedule down in lovely Baton Rouge. I had hoped to be wrapping up loose ends by now, but I’ve been asked to extend my current contract until the middle of April and I am trying to figure out a way to accommodate. I’ve been juggling my projects to the point, it looks like I can commit until the end of March. After that… well, hopefully we will have corrected enough of the problems that I can sneak away quietly and not worry about them being able to bring the plant to completion.

Other than that, I’m still getting to come home every weekend, but they seem to be getting shorter and shorter. I miss being home during the week. I miss getting a kiss to send me off to work and a kiss to send me off to sleep. I miss helping my son with his homework (other than on the phone). The list goes on and on, but the thing I miss the most? Companionship. There is something utterly depressing about going back to a hotel room at night, working on various projects until I start nodding off and then going to bed alone. This project was a real boon for my company and the proceeds will do wonders for putting other phases into motion ahead of schedule, but it is definitely take a toll on me.

On the plus side, between my working multiple projects at once and the scheduling problems we’ve run into with my wife’s job, we found ourselves in a position where my wife was able to go back to her employer and have her schedule adjusted. They negotiated a deal to where she no longer works nights, weekends nor holidays. She also can work as little as 24 hours in a given week depending on her workload.

On the writing side, I have high hopes of finishing up the sequel to The Dance by the end of summer and have it ready for release in the fall. I’ve woefully neglected my book promotions over the last year and have high hopes of doing more to try to find readers for them this year.

Well, that pretty much sums up the last month.

So, what have you been up to while I was away?

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