I have made it through the 525 posts I had in my blog reader after my short six day vacation. I think that some of my bloggers who hadn't blogged all summer waited for my vacation to return to blogland! You may notice a dearth of comments, and I do hope you will accept my apologies for that.
I have had some small good news on the job front. Although my unemployment has been extended 20 weeks, I have received and accepted an offer to do part-time, temporary, freelance* (could it be any less permanent?) writing for an old employer. I will probably make too much money to receive unemployment for a little while, and I bet it will screw up the whole unemployment offer because that's just how bureaucracies work. In the long run, however, it will be good to have a little work on the resume. I knew that if I put a ton of things on my to-do list for September something would come up to prevent me from achieving them. Fortunately, it's of the money-making variety. It is a good problem to have.
I've made a little progress on Martini while we all try to settle back into our routines.
*This is how universities get around hiring freezes.