Saturday, June 4, 2011

Nancy at booksellers trade show

Nancy flew to Chicago last Monday to attend her annual Episcopal booksellers trade show. She has spent the days in meetings, listening to famous religious book speakers, working with other bookstore managers, and communicating with and placing orders with dozens of book publishers as well as some suppliers of non-book items. Typically she has been up and involved with others for 18 hours each day, leaving only about six hours for sleep and little or no “down time” to herself. I will pick her up at the airport this evening. I will close the store and immediately zip to the airport where she will be waiting for me. She will be exhausted. I’ll try to help her recoup her life by encouraging her normal routine in Seattle for the rest of the weekend (Sunday).

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