August 12th, 2010


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I haven't been doing much besides painting and writing. I changed the color to two darker ones in that same range, and it's working much better now. They're grays with a hint of green, and look different in sunlight, shadow, and electric light. I'd take a picture, but I'm not sure it would show up.

We actually got a light tropical rain yesterday, after days and days of upper 90s and a heat index above 100. Today it's cloudy so far, which feels like a huge relief.


This is a disturbing story: Camden preparing to close its libraries, destroy books. This makes me nervous and panicky. When I was growing up, I needed the Fort Worth Public library system slightly less than I needed oxygen. I still need our local library now, because bookstores, convention dealers' rooms, and online book retailers are not enough to support my reading habit without it, and it's been essential when we didn't have any money to spend on new books.

Anyway, I'll be giving my local library some money, because I appear to have lost my library card and I'm pretty sure they make you pay to replace it, since it was laminated and everything. I didn't realize it was gone until I tried to use it on Saturday, but they let me check the book out anyway. (Apparently you get one free strike.) It was loose in my purse, so I suspect it fell out at some point. I'll search the house and the car for it, but I'm not holding out much hope.

I'm going out of town this weekend, to disport myself in the big city. (This means we'll go shopping at places that give out free samples.)