In the last 24 hours: Saturday morning we were to take Stewball back to the tattoo doctor to add one more tatoo on his rump. Well, ole reliable Stewball wasn’t having any part of it, (We told him there were just temporary tattoos, not to worry but he’s so sensitive about appearance) his battery was dead. Now the hard part. Our driveway slopes up from the garage. We learned: we can push this lightweight car UP a slope. Fortunately, the road is downhill, once the car was rolling fast, Ed shifted into second gear, popped the clutch and we were off. But our morning didn’t go quite as planned, after the tattoo, a stop to get a new battery. Better here than in Kazakhstan.
Then Saturday afternoon: I’ll spare you the details, but Ed managed a crush injury to his pinky on his left hand. It is now his black and bluey. About the size of this thumb. Nothing broken, just colorful, swollen and conspicuous. Not a finger need for driving, and he looks quite the southern gentleman with it sticking up in the air while sipping his coffee. Or is it just the ladies that do this?
OK, step forward. Today, an article in the Florence Morning News reviewing the novel! And we have also been invited to present an “Meet the Authors” in Sun City/Hilton Head, South Carolina. That was before the news article. So, this makes two steps forward. Go South Carolina!
Fortunately, this is after we return. We need to seriously think about a presentation but I know it will be rich with pictures and stories that may rival our novel!
Getting ready for the road to Paris,