October is a slog for me, a month of long hours and an occasional seven-day work week. With my volunteer gig, there’s very little free time. While the month is an endurance tour, the individual hours are lovely- it’s a time when I reunite with regular visitors, and catch up with the scuttlebutt. Last weekend, we had a quartet of Pittsburgh residents who come to see us every Fall. A couple of days ago, an author who wrote a book we sell in our gift shop.
The contractors are a lovely bunch. Our cleaners have regular jobs in a Chilean bakery, and brought a box of pastries last Thursday. I have become fast friends with other contractors working the event. Generally, I’m getting my ass kicked, but I’m having fun.