Monday, June 23, 2014

Back From the Great Outdoors

Missed a couple of pictures while we camped in Vermont, but now you get to see a little taste of what we did. Karen belongs to a group of trailer camping enthusiasts, and we manage to get together with them two or three times a year.

Karen's trailer, of course, is not finished yet, so it's tent camping for us, which at our age makes for some pretty rough getting up out of the bed in the morning. But the camping was fun, the park is beautiful, nestled next to the Connecticut River, and the boys had a good time, although William had just spent three days hiking and camping with his class, and so he wasn't terribly active.

School is done for the summer now, and so it's time to start home projects and outings with the boys. More camping in the works, and museum trips, and lots and lots of swimming.

And lots of writing for me, I hope. If I can keep the boys busy while I work. Wish me luck.

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Busy, Busy, Busy

I couldn't turn it down. My friend Greg Parker, who was one of the directors of the first play I was ever in, came up one man short in casting his production of The Norman Conquests: Living Together. I had to think about it for a long time, because the production is in Pittsfield, 35 minutes from home. But I just couldn't leave Greg in a bind.

So until July 19th, I'll be spending at least two days a week driving down there to rehearse, while still trying to get us ready for the summer, including working on Karen's trailer (which is finally beginning to look like a camper!), finishing up the front porch, and starting construction on the back deck. While still trying to write and do video, and pick up freelance work.

At least I won't be bored.