I’m taking a couple of days off. I’m overwhelmed. I very nearly forgot my sister’s birthday. I’ve made about $130 worth of mistakes in the past week. Due mostly to neglect, my apartment resembles the inside of the Cotton Belt Route freight depot, which has been a bonanza for vagrants for the past 20 years so you can imagine what that’s like.
I can’t afford to go on like this. Not financially. Not emotionally.

So I’m going to catch up. I’ll be back Tuesday. Maybe Wednesday.

If you’ve e-mailed me and I don’t respond, don’t take it personally. There are only 129 unread messages in my inbox. Buried in that mess, I know there are dozens of others I should respond to but haven’t.