After two weeks of waiting and an awesome start to the day, the chicks were on their way; or so I thought.
Unfortunately, Murphy had a thing or two to say about that.
Not quite as planned
Thanks to last night’s rain, I got a head start on my daily tasks, which were done in a jiffy.
With time to spare, I did some additional prep work in the chicken coop.
By midday, all was prepped to welcome the new chicks.
Rice and peas
While waiting for the call, I took some time to do my writing assignment.
Initially, I had a bit of a hard start; so many ideas, but still no story.
Then I started to reflect on conversations, which I had with a friend and the mail man, a few minutes prior, then added a bit of a sci-fi twist.
The final story is strangely funny, with a spooky punchline, which depends heavily on comedic timing.
I really enjoyed both writing and rereading this screenplay. I got a nice idea for a future shot films series, without any central theme, just fun in the moments.
A bit of a disappointment
After waiting a few hours, I called the agent for an update.
To my dismay, I was informed that the chicks were not arriving today and that I was expected to pay the difference to “confirm my order”.
I was a tad bit irritated, especially since this “difference” was as a result of a price change, on an order I had already paid for in full.
However, I was not going to allow $30 (~$11 USD) to prevent me from receiving an order I placed over 2 weeks ago.
The real cost of the trip to town
Surprisingly, I was not tired when I got back from my trip to town. At least not physically.
I completed my afternoon tasks without a hitch.
Unfortunately, I ended up having to scrap my initial blog idea for today. I was stuck!
Thankfully, I was able to talk to a friend for a few minutes, which gave me a slight reset, allowing me to “pen” this entry.
However, I encountered one little problem, I cannot account for about 1 hour this afternoon.
While today didn’t go anything as planned, all was not lost. I am thankful that I was able to keep focused and get some tasks done.
Even more so, I am grateful for my friend who, while frustrated by her assignments, took a few minutes to chat. Thank you!