Well, a week of workdays will begin today. The thought of calling off is strong... however, policy stipulates the loss of holiday pay if you call off on your next scheduled work day after. That's a bit of a bite. This is one of the last holidays I will be paid for 48 hours and only work 40. After Black Friday, full-timers will be scheduled 32 hours + 8 holiday to get them to 40 hours. In a little over a month, all of these hours will come to an end. I can't wait.
My new keyboard arrived yesterday. Not only is it wireless, it has a rechargeable battery. It'll be interesting to find out how long the charge lasts for me since I'm not constantly writing. I did have to set it up, which was one of the many labors I accomplished on Labor Day. That, many loads of laundry, as well as setting up an Echo +. That's right, Alexa has entered my house. Does this mean the silence, other than barking dogs, present in my house will disappear? Who knows. Change is good.
I've learned all sorts of things while researching The Body in Repose. One of the most startling has to do with the music of New Orleans. Everybody thinks Jazz. However, in the French Quarter, while there are a few bars that play jazz, most play classic rock. This has to do with the tourists, many of whom, not familiar with jazz prefer to listen to something recognizable.
On Sunday, I did get together with my sister and brother at his farm. These little gatherings are fun since we all remember things differently. For those interested, here we are.