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***Heirs of the Magi News Flash!***

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Cassie's Journal - July 24, 2017

Happy 10th Birthday, Ryan!

I’m about to get started on a girls’ night while Michael is busy with supervising Ryan’s camping adventure, so instead of skipping the details; let’s just have you flip the digital page in my future and read the double update that I’ll write tomorrow night!

While you’re doing that, I’ll get back to the real world where Rowen and I – and the rest of the girls hanging out with us tonight – will hopefully have an awesome rest of the night; so, until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!

Cassie's Journal - July 23, 2017

The good news is that it was ten degrees cooler today than yesterday!  The bad is that’s still into triple-digits; and too hot for comfort in the kitchen at the Inn.

My sofa sleepover with Michael was great; Tai Chi by the river was too hot for the wrong reasons; and breakfast at Michael’s house was awesome because Jacob and Jake had a breakfast battle that we all got to enjoy as they tested out recipes on us.  The church service and Sunday school was short due to the extreme heat; and then I was at the Inn for most of the rest of the day – even when Michael and I had our breaks.  Sure, we jumped in the river a few times to cool off too, but in case I haven’t mentioned that lately; those mid-work swims do require extra effort on my part when it comes to getting changed and doing my hair again before getting back to work in the dining room – something that wasn’t an issue when I was in the kitchen instead.

We worked until ten-thirty; I came home after saying goodnight to Michael at his house; and got to work – while multi-tasking a soak in my Jacuzzi.  I had a lot of family business work to get done tonight; I did as much of it in a time phase as I could; and did the rest in real time – for too many hours.

Now I’m totally fried, and only have time left for a nap before getting up to do it all again, so that’s all I have for this report; and, until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Cassie's Journal - July 22, 2017

Okay, I love summer as much as any teen, but sometimes; there is such a thing as too much hot!

It was hot in the kitchen at the Inn during the breakfast shift; got hotter as the day went on; and the dinner-to-close shift was one of the toughest of the summer so far.  The ‘feels like’ temperature topped out a one-seventeen this afternoon; and the ‘real’ temperature came up just a bit short of triple digits too.  That’s why everything we did today was tough; and a decent night of sleep only helped me to get through the day without crashing sooner than I am right now.

That’s why this is going to be another short update; and then I’m going to have a sofa sleepover with Michael that will be all about actually sleeping!

I’ve mentioned the breakfast shift; Miranda needed me to stay longer than normal; and I missed all of Ethan’s ballgame because it was shortened due to the heat.  It’s likely a bit ironic that they needed to do that when Ethan, Aiden, and their Blizzard team mates won that game eight-to-four over the Twisters; but I’m too tired to go there and make fun of it.  The extreme heat meant that Miranda and Jacob needed to give their staff more heat breaks; which meant that Michael, Rebecca, and I put in more time there – though we had extra, shorter breaks too.  We basically rested when we could; and didn’t do anything newsworthy when we weren’t working.

Michael played in his ballgame tonight.  He and Tim – and the Lasers – lost their game to the Prisms, but once again, the game was shortened due to the heat; and I don’t think that they cared at all about the loss by the time the game was over – and Michael hopped into the river at the park and swam over to the Inn to cool off before getting changed and then helping out for the rest of the evening until close.  I missed that game too, since Miranda couldn’t spare anyone during a dinner rush that was busier-than-expected due to a lot of campers coming in to town for the meal – and to get out of the heat for a while.  That’s great for tips, but even with spending more time in the dining rooms than the kitchen; the heat was overwhelming today.

By the way – dress with care when working in extreme heat – especially when you’re alternating between hot and cool over and over again; hour after hour.  You do not want to be getting tips from your customers either for the wrong reasons or through inappropriate offers! ;^)

No, that isn’t the voice of experience for wearing the wrong clothes; though I doubt there are many servers anywhere that haven’t had to deal with too-friendly customers.  That obviously isn’t a problem with the locals here; but can be a problem with visitors.

I don’t want to go there either; so let’s move along and wrap this up.

Working until close took until after-eleven tonight because we were all running on empty by the time our last customers left; and Michael and I were put in charge of the work upstairs to get everything set up for the self-serve breakfast that the guests at the Inn will be enjoying in the morning.  Michael went home first to grab a shower and overnight bag, but he’ll be here soon; and I’m multi-tasking this while getting cleaned up and changed too.  Sure, he could have stayed at home, but I didn’t have any trouble convincing him to come over and be my cuddle buddy tonight.

We’ll get to that soon, but before I go; I’ll also mention that I didn’t miss much around here today either.  Mom and the twins spent some time at the lab; Dad worked in the office since none of them wanted to be outside in the heat when they didn’t need to be doing that; and the twins have sleepover buddies tonight too.  They stayed indoors for most of the evening too; watched movies and played video games; and they were all in bed by the time I got here.

That’s all I have; Michael will be here any minute; and I have a sofa sleepover to get to now; so, until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Cassie's Journal - July 21, 2017

Happy 5th Anniversary Uncle Nick and Aunt Deborah!

They had a dinner party; and are now gone on a weekend getaway; so I hope they have an amazing couple of kid-free days.  Leah and Sebastian are splitting their time between grandparents and friends; so we’re not directly involved in that this weekend either.

That’s the news of the day; and I missed out on it while working – whether that was at home or at the Inn.  I did a lot of both, and that’s all I’m going to say about it; because the ‘feels like’ temperature around here got into the triple digits with two ‘ones’ at the front of it; and that made for a very tough day both with the chores at home and my shifts at the Inn.

I’m in the Jacuzzi now; plan on crashing into nap mode as soon as my head hits the pillow; and then I’ll hopefully be ready for another busy day by the time I need to come to life in the morning again.

Yes, I’m skipping a lot of things that I could write about, and should mention that it’s nice to have Dad home again tonight, but I just don’t have anything left in me tonight to even want to think anymore; so, until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Cassie's Journal - July 20, 2017

I definitely felt better this morning, and that worked out well to help me get through what has been a very busy work day.

I got called in to help with the breakfast rush due to a sick call; spent a lot of time at the Inn today; and worked on chores and the family business when not there.  Michael and I worked until close; the extreme heat made that a tough job even for those of us that got to work the dining room; and then we hopped in the river to cool off after we were done work.

Michael’s coming over here soon, but we split up to take showers and get changed.  I’m writing this update now because there is a good chance that I’ll keep him for a sofa sleepover; but I’ll let you know whether that works out for me or not with the next report.  The twins have Naomi and Aiden here too, but they’re hanging out with Mom in the living room; so I don’t expect them to switch to the lounge when Michael gets here – though a goodnight visit is likely – or a ‘spy mission’ or two if they’re in the mood to try and mess with us.

That’s something I can keep you posted on next time too, and I really want to get to the quiet cuddle time with Michael now; so, until next time...

...May the Magi Force be with you!