I'm continuing to get my ducks in a row for building a freelancing business. I've started a Web site that will make it easier to show my work and resume to prospective clients at Millinger FreeLance Writing. You'll also see it linked in the left-hand column. While I wish the pdf files could be displayed directly on the page, the links work well and allow me to show clients the same "clips" without having to make separate copies and mail them. Don't you just love the new technology?
I'm also having business cards made. My career consultant tipped me off to VistaPrint, which will allow you to design your own business cards and send you 250 of them for the cost of shipping. A great way for budget-conscious start-up owners (like me) to create a good first impression.
Ken and I returned on Sunday from another extended long weekend at Lost Lake. A highlight of the weekend was visiting with a couple of old friends who have now retired up there. They've built a fantastic little house --- a one-of-a-kind Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired design that suits their contemporary taste and simple lifestyle quite well. We were treated to a grand tour of the house, including his basement woodworking shop and her adjacent art studio.
The garden is finally booming with produce. I picked over a quart of tomatoes, plus several cucumbers and a bit of broccoli. We'd stopped at a farmstand on the way home for sweet corn and honey rock melons. So for Sunday dinner we had corn on the cob and Caprese salads made with our own tomatoes and basil. Wow, that's the best part of summer.