Thank you to everybody who sent me suggestions for products and home remedies for the gnat bites that have been driving me mad. As it turns out, Miss Terry had the best answer, Windex. Yes, regular glass cleaner with ammonia in it. She told me to put some on my arms and darned if it didn’t stop the itching within a minute or so! And it kept it down for three or four hours. I’ve been using it since late Friday night and while the bumps are still there, as soon as it starts to itch I spray them again. Windex… who knew?
Terry spent yesterday stuffing envelopes while I sent out the link to the new digital issue of the Gypsy Journal. Which made my job a lot easier than hers. At least I was sitting down.
More and more of our subscribers are switching to the digital issue, especially those who are on the road. They don’t have to wait for the paper to catch up with them, they don’t pay for mail forwarding if they use a mail service, it gets to them quicker, and they save money. On our part, it’s a lot easier because we don’t have to pay to have them printed, or for envelopes or postage, and don’t have the physical work of stuffing envelopes and hauling them to the post office. Which allows us to charge less for the digital issue. It’s a win-win for everybody.
People often ask how they can determine when their subscription is due for renewal. If you subscribe to the print edition, there will be a two or three digit number on the top line of the address label on the envelope, above your name. This is issue 93 of the Gypsy Journal, so if that number is 93, this is your last issue. We send a renewal notice with your next to last paper, and again with your last one. If you subscribe to the digital issue, I e-mail a renewal notice when I send the link to your next to last paper, and again when I send the link to your last one.
Today is your last chance to enter this week’s Free Drawing for an audiobook of Dog’s Run, my mystery set in a small Ohio town in 1951. If I had to name one of my books as my favorite, it would be this one. To enter, all you have to do is click on the Free Drawings link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn this evening.
Can longtime friends become lovers? My friend Suzie O’Connell explores the concept in her new book First Instinct, the first title in her new Hammond Brothers romance series. Suzie’s a first rate romance writer, check it out, I think you’ll like it.
Thought For The Day – If God had really intended men to fly, he’d make it easier to get to the airport. – George Winters