Finishing up my second full week. Cricket didn’t even bother coming in today. Yesterday she dropped by briefly to check on things and see how confident I felt about having her only come in one or two days a week.
“I think I’ve got a handle on the day-to-day stuff,” I told her.
“I agree,” she said, then sniffed, “y’all don’t need me any more.”
So she said she wasn’t going to bother coming in today, and stressed that I could call or e-mail her any time if I had a question about anything at all.
She didn’t miss much. It was a very slow day for us; I got one bill in the mail, and had a few things to file. I called a vendor to make sure they’d received a return, and spent the rest of my time helping the office manager with the little work she had to do. Toward afternoon the associate pastor made an appearance, and the three of us gathered in the kitchen and made sandwiches out of some leftovers from a recent event, and chatted about the church goings-on and our families and the weather.
They both tell me things will get much busier in the fall, when people return from vacations and the various church programs all start up again.