Well, the inevitable emails about the status of Clarkesworld Books have started coming in. To be completely honest, it hasn’t been in my mind much during the last week. I only started trying to deal with orders again the other days and find that I’m having a hard time focusing on it. I think I’ve emailed everyone, so if I missed you, please excuse, I’m not working at my best now. Just drop me a line and I’ll fix it. The first batch of orders should ship out tomorrow.
As you know, the bookstore was closing because we were going to have a baby. Our loss does not change anything as we have not ruled out trying again. We just can’t think much about that right now, but I can say that the store will close as planned and I’ll continue to sell off the inventory. (can I insert a subliminal buy buy buy in here?) My small press project is still going to happen. I was planning on doing a lot of work on Wyrm this week, but I’ve pushed those plans off to next week.
As for us, well, the boys were sick through the weekend. Aidan is better now, but Eamonn has bronchitis and registered a 104.6 degree fever on Monday. I haven’t slept well in days (kids keeping us up) and for a portion of the weekend, had a fever myself. I’m off work for two weeks, so fortunately, I can deal with this without the stress of the day job looming over my head.
Lisa is a member of the local Mom’s Club. When they found out about everything, they started arranging meals for us. I knew they did this sort of thing since Lisa’s been one of their volunteers, but it’s still something else to be on the receiving end. It’s a really nice gesture and gives us one less thing to think about doing. Between this, the flowers, cards, emails, and everything else, we’re going to be thanking people for quite some time.
Finally, yesterday was career day in Aidan’s class, so I went into his school to talk about being a Technology Director. I had 30 minutes to wow first graders, so I spent a little bit of time on my job and the rest on fun stuff. I took a desktop computer with me and opened it up in front of them. They thought it was so cool to see the inside of a computer and learn what all the parts were. The rest of the time we talked about how much computers have improved in the last 20 years and they laughed at the stuff I used in college. Aidan grinned ear-to-ear.