Some good news from the dying newspaper industry: I’m on furlough.

None of us even knew what furlough meant until we got an inter-office email marked “Urgent.”

My co-worker said, “Isn’t a furlough something you plow into a field?”

Our boss didn’t think it was funny.

It means we have to take off 10 days of unpaid vacation leave.

But so far?

I love it.

I’ve had two furlough days so far.  I’ve done the following:

1. Chased my son up and down the street
2. Caught a Johnny Cash cover band at the pool
3. Drawn with chalk
4. Gone on long walks
5. Wrote for longer than five minutes before work
6. Read a book (Tana French’s Into the Woods. It was awesome).

Sweet Jesus, furlough, I think I love you.

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