bedtime in pittsburgh

It’s 11:30pm and I am about to lay my head to rest on a soft pillow here at a fine Holiday Inn in Pittsburgh. We had a great first day on our book tour with two book signings and some important consignment deals. I am a little bummed that I am flying back tomorrow, which has created a rather hectic schedule for me.

6:30am: Leave Portland
5pm: Land in Cleveland
6pm: Arrive at Patrick’s House
Note: Don’t leave on a business trip at 6am on a Sunday morning.

7am: Go on Run
9am: Book signing at Cleveland bakery
3pm: Book signing at Youngstown grocery store
9pm: Arrive at Holiday Inn
11:30pm: Bedtime
Note: Three meals of pasta and Italian sandwiches can’t be healthy.

4:30am: Wake up and go to gym
5:45am: Leave hotel and start five hour drive to Philadelphia
noon: Book signing in Philadelphia
5pm: Fly home
11pm: Arrive in Portland
Note: Fifteen hours of combined car and air travel is too much for a Tuesday.