Well, I was up at 6, but with three cats in the house and a slow internet connection (plus, a couple of minutes to make coffee – here I finally am – ready to go.

I got about a half hour more in last night, but this morning I have a little over three hours – minus time for a quick shower – to read, and I’m getting right to it – just after I check in on a few folks. . .

Goal for the read of the “thon” – finish The Book of Old Houses, read Carver’s “A Small Good Thing”, cruise through at least 20 poems, and then start on something else that is yet to be determined. . . we’ll see.

Off I go.