Hi! It’s me! Lily!!!

I’m sleeping by myself for the night.  I actually miss Liz. I mean, I know the girls and I make piles all the time, but this time it was just me and Liz for a few days… and it was nice to spend all that time with her.  And it was so nice of her to take care of me.  I mean she didn’t have to… but she wanted to.

I’m still a little sore but I don’t need the cane anymore, at least for short trips like to the bathroom.  going downstairs is still a little bit of a challenge, but Sabby lets me lean on her and it works out alright.

The guy bailed out, apparently, but he’s in a world of hurt.  He got arraigned for DUI (third offense), vehicular assault, criminal negligence, driving without insurance, driving on a suspended license…  he’s pretty much going to have the book thrown at him.

He hasn’t attempted to contact me.  That’s good.  I hope he doesn’t.  I won’t mind talking with him, because I think I do have something important to say to him, but it needs to be on my terms.  He’s done enough damage, I think.

I took Mrs. X’s advice, and I have a little waterproof pocket I can put my passport in.  It’s not stuck to me just yet, but it hangs around my neck, and I even wear it into the shower.  It’s attached to a little choker collar and looks like it’s a necklace…  and if I stick it between my floppy bits no one knows different.  I even added a couple of charms.  Mrs. X never told me why it’s so important, I’m guessing it’s so that it doesn’t get stolen, or something.  Maybe she’ll tell me more about it someday.  She’s really kind of a mysterious woman.  Joe’s not her bodyguard anymore, but she still has them.

They’re moving the shop over to the new building.  Sabby hired some contractors this time to do the work of building the stage, etc (business was good enough we had it stashed away) and it’s going to be a little bigger and a lot better, with more state of the art sound and lighting and stuff.  But we’re still aiming for that slightly grungy live house look.  I haven’t had a chance to see what they’re doing, I hope it turns out like Sabby and I envision.

I’m sure it’ll work out.

Crystal and her band want to do the inaugural concert.  We told her that she needs to sell a bunch of tickets first, and if she manages, then they can do a concert.  I guess they were out yesterday afternoon busking and selling tickets…  they’re pretty involved.  That’s cool.  Crystal needs people around her that are as driven as she is.

Anyway…  enough of that, I guess.

Father’s day is coming up.  I need to figure out something to do for Dave.  It’s another last, coming up…

Love you all!!! ❤️

From the creator:

When I first introduced Mrs. X., I had her sign her first letter as “lycoris radiata”.  I took that out on review because I had no idea why she would have said that.  It was one of those aborted storylines that I thought I needed to retcon.

I’m debating putting it back in, because recently I realized that Mrs. X has some interesting attributes I, well, hadn’t planned for when I first wrote her.  And they work out really, really well with that, well, signature.

Here in my town, there have been three hailstorms this year.  I’ve never seen this much hail.  Ow.