The photographer's website promises a less than 24-hour turnaround, but when I told him that these were going to be for a blog post and possible submission to a magazine, he said they'd probably spend a little more time than usual on them...but assured me I'd have them by mid-week.
Well, by my calendar, Wednesday is mid-week, and the photos aren't here yet. I emailed this morning and told him I had a Wednesday deadline on the blog post, but I haven't heard back. I'm sure that means he's working diligently, without stopping for meals or bathroom breaks, to finish my images!
Still, Wednesday is 6 hours and 15 minutes away from being over, and I guess it's possible that I could still get the post in under the wire. I've been in bed with a horrible head cold all day, but I promise I'll check my email periodically.
I have to admit, though, that this is a fitting ending to a construction saga and landscaping project that has had more than its share of delays. A speedy turnaround on the photos just wouldn't have seemed right. :)
UPDATE: Thursday, 9:30 a.m.--I heard from the photographer. He's promised the photos by early afternoon. Keep your fingers crossed.
UPDATE: Thursday, 3:55 p.m.--Is it just me, or does "early afternoon" mean 1:00 or 2:00? It's almost 4:00, and I think we've passed "mid-afternoon" and are headed straight for "late afternoon." I'm going to take more medicine and head back to bed.