Runaway is finished. It's the story of our 6 month experience in a traveling carnival, working with drunks, thieves, and ex-cons. Patty and I were in our teens and just out of school - it was a great bonding and maturation experience for us.
I took the photo of this carnival at the old Kmart parking lot here in Atlanta on Sunday. I walked through it for a moment, having just finished my book. The smell of cheap generic cigarettes instantly took me back to our life there.
There were mostly rides and ride jocks with very few games. There were a few joints . . . but it was afternoon, the guys weren't ready to start calling and applying the pressure. They were still setting up their joints and drinking coffee.
Patty and I and the girls are all going up to Tennessee for the entire month of June - it's very exciting. We'll finish the addition, side the building, and either get a roof on the barn or begin plumbing and electrical for the cabin. We have to drive two cars, because I've got 7 huge windows for the addition I need to haul.
Mishka isn't going. He'll be watched by a friend. He's kind of blown it for himself up there for now.