frau_lowey: (muahaha)
I have finally returned to my desk after the holidays to find I have quite the quagmire there. Invitations (some answered, some not, to my distress) letters and random notes have settled in drifts on my desk. Lists of things to do/schedule/assign and lists of equipment to obtain/build/repair share space with my emulsion plates (undeveloped and unedited), reports (unfinished), research information (organized, but possibly not appearing so to one who is not me) and the somewhat disturbing etchings my brother has left about the place.

I will have the official opening of der Hut des Jaeger in Winterfell Absinthe this Sunday at 1800 SLT (that is 6:00 pm for those unused to the Baron's timepieces), but that seems to be one of the few "social" Items on my schedule for the next few days. I hope I may also be able to attend the Carnivale in Caledon Wellsian, but I have not heard if I will attend alone or not.

I need to gather the Christmas decorations and pack them away for another year, and the winter wardrobe organized for similar storage. The house at Kittiwickshire will require some attention, though none are there but myself, now. The Harborside house needs further alterations, but these need to be performed when I am sufficiently rested, not drunk on fatugue as my later inspection of past work has shown.

Augustus has found willing company elsewhere, and he is honoring the conventions of society for the time being, so that is a small relief. Visual evidence aside, there is nothing to suggest he is anything other than a gentleman, though he seems to enjoy stretching my nerves to the limit.

New Year's Eve was... wonderful. The only thing that tarnished the evening was the later news that the Hipparche was derailed by my plans, for which I am deeply sorry, yet... I had a lovely time.
frau_lowey: (Office)
I begin to understand the Baron's fascination with the local gentry, having witnessed the occasion of what was termed the "off-sim mountain" off the coast of Primverness. The zeal with which the Caledonians pursued their studies of the rock formation was - very familiar. I have left my rough notes on the Baron's desk, and shall have to see about setting up a proper report tonight.  

I have scheduled an office hour this evening, and barring problems with editing the report or another emergency, will likely be reading the books I picked up from the library. Most are general references, and not specific to Caledon, but it is clear from my first reading that these are the basis for the local customs. 

True, they are not that far removed from the customs at home, but the forms of address are different, and one cannot gain the insight of the nuances from a book. Unless I find an École de Jardinière for local instruction, I must stumble through and hope that I do not embarrass the… Consulate.

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