Well. I’ve never had this happen before, and I’ve no idea how to respond.
Saalon reports in today’s diary entry that he’s now ready to start writing Wine. All the pieces are in place, except for one thing: He’s frightened to death of it. He’s never written anything like this — a lengthy work that requires my review and approval, and that I’ll pay him for — and that gives him the jitters.
So, I want to calm his fears, but how? Do I tell him that I trust him? Do I tell him that I asked him to write this because I knew he would do a dazzling job (I didn’t think he could; I knew)? Do I send him a gift? Do I tell him to take his time?
That latter option is more complicated than it might seem. I’ve been working on Wine for a year and a half; I want to push it forward now. At the same time, I want to ensure that nobody working on the project feels pressured. I have no deadlines, after all.
So, I do want Saalon to move forward, without pressuring him. What do I do?
Well, he’ll read this diary entry at some point, I’m sure. (Hi!) That’ll help. But I still want to help him get over this initial fear, even though it is normal for any writer venturing into new territory.
Well. Enough about that. Let me describe yesterday’s events.
My parents had decided to buy a
I voted for the regular
As part of our discussions regarding this whole purchase, I had volunteered to buy a Dolby
By this point the store was closing, but the employees were kind enough to load the TV into the back of our Pathfinder. We brought it home and began setting it up.
It installed onto the den wall without a problem. I hooked up the
However, setting up the TV turned out to be much more difficult. See, the flatscreen TVs aren’t really TVs; they’re basically just big monitors. They can’t receive TV signals