I came home a little early today but ended up napping from around 6 to 8 pm. Thus, here it is at 2 am and I’m still awake. I need to get up at a reasonable hour tomorrow because I have a whole list of stuff to do that I want to accomplish in the morning so I’ll have the afternoon to sit in the sun reading.
Why am I posting then? Couple reasons. First of all I want to thank all the new folk who are visiting, and especially the ones that comment. I will try over the next few days to get everyone on the blogroll. It is wonderful to make new friends and connect off the ‘Cooler with folk I only knew from there.
Next, I’m not whining or begging here, but there have been no sales on the Café Press store. Is it too expensive? Are the items not presentable? Help me make it better, because it’s for Jenna and AW, not me. Again, please be assured that I don’t make a penny off of any of it. Actually, if I do sell items I’ll be taking a tax hit – and gladly, it’s not that I can’t afford it, so don’t worry about that. But if there’s anything I can do to improve things or if you have any promotion ideas, please email me (there’s a ‘contact Dawno’ section over there in the sidebar with my email addy) and let me know. Thank you.
Lastly, I need to talk about my son again. It’s been about a week since he told me he’s actually started training. I worry about him every day. It’s so hot and humid, it will be so physically and mentally challenging. I’m positive he doesn’t realize what a sheltered and fairly privileged life he’s led and now the real world is undoubtedly trying to knock him on his ass and keep him there. Add to that the imagery of Memorial Day, the near daily pieces on the families of soldiers in Iraq that I hear on my drive to or from work and my own upbringing as an Air Force brat during the peak of the Viet Nam war. I am constantly fighting down the urge to just curl up in a ball and go catatonic – visit a happy place and never come back. So I’m just getting it out here, not asking for anything from you but your patience as I vent. Thanks.
Meanwhile, the folk at Absolute Write have been continuing their efforts to get the site back up. Please don’t sit at your computer clicking refresh, go to the Refugee Camp and watch the news posts for when it’s ok to give it a try. It was up for about 9 minutes yesterday but things aren’t stable yet and it’s back down. You can help most by keeping your browser pointed to the Refugee Camp and not trying to log onto AW until you get the go ahead. Thanks!