Here’s where I’ve spent the last 24 hours:

This is the dining room table. You can see my Powerbook open and ready for use. To its left are a couple of books that I referred today. There’s also an empty bag of chips. (The salsa bowl is to the right of the computer.) Both mugs contained tea — one contained hot Thai tea, the other smoky Lapsang Souchong. Both are high in caffeine. I had a couple cokes during the day.

The most important thing in this photo, though, is my planning grid. It saved me. Originally it was filled with your questions and suggestions, but when I realized that wasn’t going to work, I wiped it clean and started from scratch.

This was more difficult than I had anticipated. I am very glad I changed themes at the last minute. Believe me, I would have preferred to answer reader questions and to publish reader suggestions, but if I had done so, there’s no way I could have met the “one post every half hour” guideline. Not even close.

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