Late last night, I finally finished the 2007 Football Preview for Seminole County, which is my main project each August. It’s a huge undertaking, as I have to write in-depth stories on all six county football teams and their prospects for the upcoming season, do the same for OU, OSU, and Tulsa U, as well as get team photos for all the local teams, compile rosters, schedules, art, graphics, etc. And then, during the last few days before press time, I have to lay out and design all 24 pages of the special section.
I’m done! Whew.
It didn’t help that yesterday, our boss bought The Konawa Leader, a small weekly newspaper in Konawa. He bought it the day before it was supposed to hit the streets for this week’s edition, so we had to scramble yesterday and put together a 10-page paper. (Now, he owns The Seminole Producer, The Wewoka Times, and The Konawa Leader.)
Also, about a week ago, while working on my football preview, I received a wonderful order from B&H (in New York), which was my brand new camera.
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It’s a couple more megapixels than my Canon XT, and performs almost identically, with a few additions. The main reason I bought it was because my XT will wear out someday (the shutter life is usually only about 50,000 clicks, and I’m almost there!).
Now, my XT gets passed down to Marline, who gave her Nikon point-and-shoot to my mother.
Everything worked out.