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So, before I say anything else, I must apologize profusely for not being online much at all since getting back to California.  It is in part due to busy-ness at work (we are full-swing into the busy season at the resort), but mostly it's due to the lack of reliable internet.  It was bad the last time I was here.  It's even worse now.

I'm writing this entry in Semagic.  I have no idea when I'll be able to post it, but hopefully it'll be soon.  (Here it is a week after writing it that I am finally posting it!  Better late than never?  Just think of it like snail mail.)

Artwork update!  I've managed to complete a decent amount of art in the last few weeks.  [ profile] erigeneia, your portrait should be ready very soon.  [ profile] timelord1, your portrait is finished, and will be uploaded as soon as the internet cooperates.  I also completed two quick paintings, which I may or may not be able to share here, depending on the internet situation.  I hope to be able to.

Unfortunately, I'm going to have to stop taking any further commissions while I'm out here, once I complete those still outstanding.  The internet is just far too unreliable.  I have some plans to sell artwork to the tourist crowds out this way when I get a decent body of work to offer, but that will be some time in the future.  My goal is still to shift to creating art full time, with maybe some supplementation at the resort. 

For those who may be wondering, I've been keeping up with my grandmother's condition.  She is evidently still having trouble eating, and is getting most of her calories through Ensure Plus and Boost.  My family has been able to get some limited in-home care for her, and has applied for more aid, though they have yet to hear back about that. 

Out here, it's lovely, with wonderful weather (warm during the day, cool at night most of the time).  I've been working odd shifts these last few weeks, going between mornings and nights, which is rough but I'll survive.  The resort has been packed with guests, and of course, that means a plethora of cabin laundry to do.  We also opened the pool a few weeks ago, and so now we're flooded with large blue pool towels (pun intended). 

The day before yesterday, I spent the day by the pool drinking daquiries and rock slides and reading a book.  I got very sunburned on one side, because the umbrella by the pool chair wasn't quite close enough.  Later, I took a soak in the jacuzzi and then played Marco Polo with some friends in the cold pool, then soaked in the jacuzzi again.  I'm really just a kid in a grownup's body. 

I desperately needed that day of doing absolutely nothing, though.  You wouldn't think so, but laundry is a very physically taxing job, especially when you're repeatedly thrown into your shift until midnight or later with no help and no backup, doing the job of about three people.  Imagine a resort with eighty-nine cabins.  Now imagine the sheets and towels ALONE that are cycled through those cabins on a daily basis.  Now add bath mats, cleaning rags, sofa bed packs, camping packs, pool towels, blankets, and every other miscellaneous thing The Powers That Be can come up with, and you've got an average day in laundry at the Green.

So, anyway, there is my update, whenever the internet decides to come back up so I can post it.  I hope everyone is well!  Drop me a note or comment to let me know how you all are, and I'll try to respond as soon as I can.  :)
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