I'm bringing packages to the postmaster today--1 completed manuscript for my literary agent, packaged with optimism that he'll find it a "home" (and a cash advance); 1 care package to the college boy, wrapped with encouragement to stay the course and not lose faith; 1 shirt left behind by a colleague of Mr. D's, wrapped with a friendly wave and invitation to stay with us again next time he comes to town. I'm bringing a letter written to the widow of a dear man who died last week, stamped with a prayer for her peace. In our rush to get to Iowa for the funeral, I forgot a card. We're back home and I've expressed our sadness for her on paper now. I'm bringing a revised contract signed and sealed to cancel 10 acres of our CRP land. The flooding destroyed all our work over the last 3 years and government agencies don't allow for "do-overs"--even when it's totally NOT your fault or something you can control (like 3 feet of rain).
Spill it, reader. What's in your Out Box this week?