I spent yesterday afternoon tending shop for my friend Jeff at his gallery, Lime Blue over at 62B Queen Street. I took a book to read (Richard Ford's latest), a manuscript to edit, and even another one to review, but instead - in between people stopping by to take a look around, I took photographs of the place. I laugh at myself in this setting, heck, anybody would laugh at me in this setting - I'm absolutely mortified to use one of those credit card machines (What? Your strip doesn't work? I need to punch the numbers in?...while thinking 'Jeff didn't leave me detailed instructions for this!') and I had absolutely spaced the half cent sales tax increase - but Jeff had written that one down. Anyway, I survived, Jeff's shop survived - and I even made a decent number of sales. Plus, it was fun watching the light change throughout the afternoon - a beautiful, breezy, cool afternoon in downtown Charleston.