I’m in a nice Marriott with a panoramic view of a golf course with brown fairways. I suspect they must green them up sometime during the year. Because of my unusually early arrival yesterday I had the luxury of writing most of the day. Up again this morning at 4 for a couple more hours of work, until librarian Sunni Johnson (who’s first name matches her personality perfectly) picked me up and took me to Gene Pike Middle School in Justin, Texas for a breakfast with teachers.
Spoke in the gym to 6th, 7th, 8th. The 6th grade were a little wound up, perhaps because of the three day weekend, but all the students were wonderful.
Books were provided by The Book Carriage and Coffee Shop. They’ll be selling books at the other schools as well.
After school the wonderful librarians took me to dinner at Prairie House in Roanoke, Texas. Great dining partners, great food.
Talked to Marie last night. She and her mother are headed up to the border town of Mexicali to pick up tile for the remodel, which is going well, but as of yesterday they still don’t have power at the house and are still staying at Marie’s sister’s place being very careful in the use of propane gas.