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An evening by the chiminea

Photograph of Lanie, Gary and Ginger Allman sitting in the backyard lit by the orange glow of a chiminea
Lanie, Gary and Ginger keeping a watchful eye on the chiminea

We both have had long days at the computer recently, so the idea of sitting out in the backyard burning off a few of our deadfall limbs and twigs last night was a welcome diversion.

Ginger’s been working like mad on her marketing efforts. Today she was sending out follow-up emails to her recent purchasers. She’s also just finished a re-vamp of her website. I started my day delivering an hour’s online course, a brief introduction to blogging. My customer got two posts out so that was successful. I followed that up with several hours working on the diocese website and fielding calls. We were expecting the site to be switched live late in the afternoon. Somehow the technician involved interpreted that as just after noon. So I (and Angela in the diocese office) had a mad scrabble to implement all the items on our ‘fix before going live’ list.

We had one break late in the afternoon when we were visited briefly by Jim and Carol in town for another appointment.

By the time it was properly dark we were ready for some time in the backyard. I’m not sure why we look so morose in the picture. We were probably still stunned after the past few busy days.

Lanie wanted to try some light painting so I set the camera up for her, and even tried one myself – the result was Lanie’s outline. For a first attempt it wasn’t that bad.

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