Aug 232014

I say I’m “working” when I put a new issue of the Gypsy Journal together, but the truth is, all I’m really doing is sitting on my butt at my desk. That’s not really “work.” But now the real work begins.

Yesterday afternoon we drove to Lebanon to pick up the new issue at R&L Carriers. That makes the rear end of the Explorer sag a bit. By the time we’re done loading in all those bundles of papers, my rear end tends to sag a bit, too. Smile 

Coming back, just as we got off the Pennsylvania Turnpike and onto the ramp for Interstate 83, traffic came to a halt. We had to squeeze onto the right shoulder to let emergency vehicles get past us, and once we were able to start moving again, we saw that the problem was a multicar accident. Not a pretty sight.

It was about 6 p.m. by the time we got back to York so I offered to take Miss Terry back to El Rodeo, the Mexican place we discovered Thursday night. But she said it was my turn, so I looked on Yelp and found a Chinese restaurant called Shangrila that was highly rated. And for good reason, it turned out! It was an excellent sit down place, very clean, very friendly, and the food was delicious. I had the shrimp fried rice and it was filled with big, juicy shrimp. Terry had the Shrimp with spicy tea sauce and she said the shrimp and vegetables were crisp, fresh, and nicely spicy. We’ll definitely go back!

Today we’ll start stuffing envelopes, which is the hard part of our job. Actually, Terry does the hard work of stuffing and has it down to a science. She makes it look easy but it’s not. Meanwhile, all I do is print labels, haul the bundles of papers in from the Explorer and the bins filled with envelopes back out. It’s labor intensive and will keep us busy for a while. I’ll also be sending out the link to the new digital issue today.

If you’re looking for something to read while you’re waiting for your paper to arrive, check out my pal Donna McNicol’s Not a Whisper, a mystery set in a small Pennsylvania town. It’s the first book in Donna’s Klondike mystery series, a good story that I know you will enjoy, and it’s on sale this weekend!

I’ve also begun an experiment that can save you a lot of money. Last night I enrolled all of my e-books, both my novels and my RV books, in Amazon’s Select and Kindle Unlimited programs. Now if you are an Amazon Prime member or a member of Kindle Unlimited, you can read all of my books for free! If you don’t belong to Kindle Unlimited, check it out. Your first 30 days are free and you can cancel if it doesn’t meet your needs.

And be sure 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 Sunday evening.


Thought For The Day – Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

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  2 Responses to “Now The Real Work Begins”

  1. Do you have any articles on covered bridges areas?

  2. I’m afraid I don’t at this time, Mary. Sorry.

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