My new book, Big Lake Tragedy, went live on Tuesday, and since then most of my time has been occupied on working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal. And I’m making some headway. When I knocked off last night about 8 PM, I had 15 pages done out of a total of 44.
Hopefully I’ll get quite a bit more done today, though I did tell Miss Terry and our friend Jim Lewis that I’m starting to get cabin fever and need to get out for a while. So this afternoon we may go to the Sea Shack in New Smyrna Beach for an early dinner. It’s one of our favorite local restaurants, and Wednesdays and Sundays are their Customer Appreciation Days, with many menu items at half price.
While I’ve been busy with that, Terry has been getting her huge Glimakra floor loom ready for her first weaving project on it. There are 722 individual threads laid out here that will go through the string heddles. I have no idea how she keeps track of all of them, but she makes it look easy. Terry said that when she gets everything set up and ready to go, she will have enough yarn on to make four or five baby blankets or light throws.
We’ve been watching the news reports of all of the devastation in Rockport, Texas and the surrounding region from Hurricane Harvey and our hearts ache for our friends who live there and all the nice local people we met in our visits to the area. Seeing so much destruction, I wonder how they can ever pick up the pieces and rebuild. But they are tough people down there, and I know they will.
Meanwhile, judging by the requests I’ve received to post them in the blog to “help spread the word”, there must be a hundred different scam Go Fund Me pages, and probably many. more springing up. Don’t fall for these, folks. If you want to donate to help the disaster relief, go through normal channels and not through some solicitation you get over the Internet. All you going to do is put money in some sleazy person’s pocket if you do.
Several blog readers have asked where they can find pictures and information on the 2002 Winnebago Ultimate Advantage motorhome we are selling. I have set up a page for it, with lots of info and photos. You can access it here at this Motorhome For Sale link.
Today is your last chance to enter our latest Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Point Taken, the tenth book in my friend Ben Rehder’s excellent Blanco County mystery series. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing 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.
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Thought For The Day – A student said to his master, “You teach me fighting, but you talk about peace. How do you reconcile the two?” The master replied, “It is better to be a warrior in a garden, than to be a gardener in a war.”