The Battle of the Door
Well, somehow, on a slightly rainy, somewhat windy, late afternoon a good hour from home, in the parking lot of a large chain home-supply store, Kris and I managed to wage a great battle to put in an entire framed interior door into my old van.
And get the back door closed.
Now, when I said we’d pick up a door while over in the bigger city, I just assumed it would fit in my trusty old van.
Everything fit in my trusty old van.
Not so much a framed interior door 36 inches wide by 84 inches tall. Suited for closing off a back room from the new store.
We must have looked pretty silly because we got two nice people and a panhandler stop to ask if they could help. The panhandler was an injured vet and I gave him twenty bucks for gas to get home since the VA has left him stranded without gas money. He was a nice guy.
But we managed to get the door into the van without anyone’s help, but it might take me a week to return my old van to its normal mess status. And Kris rode home with her chin far too close to the dashboard for comfort.
An adventure, but we got a nice meal afterwards, talked publishing and writing, and we had a nice drive home after I took a thirty minute nap in a Target parking lot while Kris went for a walk to get her steps for the day.
A successful trip. Everything does fit in my old van.
The door, for its part in all this, will hold a place of honor in the new store starting tomorrow.
Patreon Supporters and Smith’s Monthly Subscribers
As planned, I got a recent issue of Smith’s Monthly out to subscribers and up on Patreon. The next issue should be out to subscribers and up on Patreon on Friday, and then with luck, the third issue in this run will be on Monday.
Topic of the Night: Nope
Far too beat up after the battle of the door to talk about anything of value tonight. Tomorrow.
June online workshops all have openings, including the new Teams in Fiction workshop. We are halfway though the month. The list in June is a good one and so is the list in July. And note the July workshops don’t start until well after the 4th.
Interesting to me that the new Teams in Fiction isn’t getting more interest. I thought it would, since almost no one writes teams in their fiction, yet it is a main key to keeping readers engaged with stories. Time of great forgetting at fault, more than likely.
Totals For Year 3, Month 10, Day 18
Writing in Public blog streak… Day 973
— Daily Fiction: 00 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 00 words
— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 00 words
— Blog Posts: 300 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 9,500 words
— E-mail: 12 e-mails. Approx. 500 original words. E-mails month-to date: 405 e-mails. Approx. 27,200 words
— Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 2 Covers
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