Short Word About a Busy Day

Joel’s Journal - January 16, 2018 - Vol. 3 - Entry #16

The way home. 

The way home. 

There was a lot of juggling going on today. One of those days where it seems there’s always more than one thing happening at once that requires attention, and immediately when one thing ends, another begins. 

First, there was early morning writing, followed by the greasy commute to work. 

Then there was production. Trying to organize the pages of the newspaper to go to press, all the while coordinating and ensuring all the proper ads find there way to the proper places. 

As this was going on, the City of Oshawa held their first budget meeting to discuss the 2018 budget. As I’ve written about before, this is a pretty big deal. 

So, as my brain worked away on the newspaper, I also had an earbud in, webstreaming the meeting, and doing my best to make sure I didn’t miss any topic of discussion that would be worthy of a story. 

However, I shouldn’t have worried so much. I would have a full day’s worth of budget reporting to do even after the paper was put to bed and sent to the press at 2 p.m., as the meeting lasted until after 10 p.m. 

With the paper wrapped, I organized some things for next week and turned all of my attention to the meeting. 

There was a couple hours of discussion before they broke for dinner, and I used that break to pack up and drive back to Toronto to watch the rest from the warmth of the apartment (and perhaps with a beer in my hand). 

Which is exactly what I did. 

I don’t have much else for you all today. My brain feels like it’s been put through a meat grinder than dumped back into my skull. 

It’s time to get some sleep. 

As always, thanks for reading, especially when the words are not so great. 


Joel Wittnebel