I HEARD of people taking drastic action to get on top of a burgeoning inbox by deleting
all their e-mails and starting afresh with an empty box.
I haven’t been quite that drastic; instead of deleting them, I popped them in a file
labelled ‘2009’, just in case I ever need to refer to one of them in the future.
Now I’m trying to answer each new message on the day I receive it. I wondered who
would be first to drop a message into my new, blank, empty inbox. It turned out to
be a pretty important one. For a couple of months during the summer I’d tried to
set up an ambitious wildlife sketchbook project with a national publisher.
After some months of considering it they’ve decided not to go ahead - the format
I had in mind is too general. I have to admit that I’m having more success with my
more specific local projects - like Walks in the Rhubarb Triangle.
But I enjoyed my summer sketching trips, I’m sure I’ll be able to use the drawings
for some other project.
Mourners at the funeral Barbara and I attended today.