Life is a blur. I can scarcely keep track of my own comings and goings lately, let alone anyone else's. I try, but it's hard for me to know what's up with someone whose life is at least as frantically paced as mine. Probably more, in most cases, except that I'm not used to trying to keep so many plates spinning. Other people do it all the time. At least, that's how it looks to me.
The Boss is on the road again, and that's wonderful for him but one more complication for me. Every message I get for him means tracking him down, and he doesn't leave a well-marked trail. He hinted to me Tuesday that he was thinking of taking off for a few days, so after I typed his letters and faxed them to him this morning, I called to see if he was where I was sending everything.
He wasn't. He was in a hotel in Reno for a few hours, then headed over the mountains to California. Meanwhile, type this, type that, revise this, revise that, fax them all to the hotel with a cover sheet asking them to please track him down. Good luck to them; I've been trying to keep him on a leash for sixteen years and it's all I can do to locate him from one minute to the next.
The only places I can be sure he isn't are (a) where he's supposed to be, and (2) here, where I am. It's always a remote search with googly spiders, because I almost never have visual contact.
We did get the day's work done, even if it took twice as long because everything had to go through the hotel staff on its way in and on its way out. It's nothing to the Boss to add these fees to his bill. I'm the one who has to find the money to pay it when the statement comes. I doubt he even looks at the charges when he checks out.
Anyway, that's how my routine was disrupted today. It's always something, and this time it was that. Everything else on the agenda gets ratcheted down a notch, and by the time I get to it all it's after working hours. By the time I'm finished, it's after sleeping hours. Sometimes I wonder if I would sleep if I had the time, but it doesn't really matter because I don't have time.