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A Violette History - the book    (Click for full story)

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014 - Warner NH

Photo of  book and package

Here's the book and the package it came in. This was the proof copy.

Exciting day! The proof copy of A Violette History came from the printers and I got a chance to hold it in my hands and to read it for the first time. Then I spent most of the day and part of the evening reading the book and making little final changes in the text. I went through the book at least three times physically and as many times digitally, checking my edits. By this time tonight I was tired of it and not sure I could do anything worthwhile with it. It was time to write this blog, in any case, so a good time to quit.

Reunion stuff; dinner with Deb and Marc; book    (Click for full story)

Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - Warner NH

Most of our day was focused on getting ready for the Violette Family Reunion, coming on Aug 8-10. I printed out the meal tickets that will go in the registration packets, and Elaine started cutting the sheets into individual tickets. We will have three meals and there are Adult tickets and Child tickets for each meal. Members include the payment for meals with their registration, so we know in advance how many of each type for each meal. What we don't know is how many people will actually attend. We hope that people will preregister so we get better numbers, but we always get some or many at the door. But we have to pay for the number we give to the caterer, so we hope to have a good count in advance. But it is always a crap-shoot!

At the pool; Reunion stuff    (Click for full story)

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - Warner NH

Photo of Kerby and Gizmo with frog

Kerby and Gizmo meeting with frog

The weather was nice and mostly sunny today, so we took advantage of it to go down to the pool. Paul and Lisa have a wonderful pool, with a nice enclosure, and lots of places to sit and enjoy the sun. Kerby knows about pools from having lived with one in Phoenix, but Gizmo does not. Elaine got him in the water, but he immediately headed out. Gizmo and Kerby found a frog on the deck and had fun being curious about that little hoppy thing. They lost interest once the frog hopped off the deck. We spent about an hour in the pool and sitting in the sun, and enjoyed it well. We may do the same thing tomorrow afternoon if the weather cooperates.

Heavy storms; book; Reunion; visitor    (Click for full story)

Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014 - Warner NH

Photo of Elaine, Jake, and Gizmo

Elaine, Jake, and Gizmo resting on the couch

Elaine decided to dognap Jake today. Jake is Marc and Debbie Violette's dog and when we spent the winter here in Warner Jake spent a lot of time with us, since we were right next door. Elaine got a reputation with him of being the "treat lady", and he  always looked for that when he was at the house. We had not seen him since we returned, so thought today would be a good day since we were going to Concord and that would give him and our boys a chance to go for a ride. We knew we would not have hot weather, so they would be OK in the  car. Jake is a pretty laid-back sort of fellow, so it was hard to read his reaction to all this, but he seemed to take well to being with us. Of course he and Kerby and Gizmo had all learned to get along well last winter.

Schoolhouse again; Staples; book    (Click for full story)

Posted: Sunday, July 27, 2014 - Warner NH

The big news for today was the submittal of the book, A Violette History, to the printers. I made the last few tweaks and got the interior content and the cover submitted. It had gone through the online review process and I had fixed all that needed to be done. The next step is to get the account details in place and go through whatever the reviews at CreateSpace.com are next. Never having been through the process, I am not sure what to expect. I  do know that at some point I will get a hard copy galley proof to review and make any final markups. But I have no idea how soon that will happen. But I am happy to be over this step.

Schoolhouse Cafe; auto service; book    (Click for full story)

Posted: Saturday, July 26, 2014 - Warner NH

What a delicious breakfast at the Schoolhouse Cafe! We always enjoy breakfast there. I had my usual, which is their special omelet of the day; it is made from leftovers from supper meal the night before and this morning it was a chili omelet. Delicious! Paul and Lisa joined us, so we had a good time to boot. Paul had the omelet special as well and pronounced it good. Marc couldn't join us, so we rubbed it in tonight that we had his favorite omelet. The staff at Schoolhouse were glad to see us again, for we had become regulars during our extended stay in Warner over the winter.