I hope some of you missed my blog last night. I didn’t write one. This will probably be brief as well for two reasons.
I am working on the roll-out of Dakotah’s Story. It is now available on Amazon in black and white, full color, and ebook format. I will give you all the details, Tuesday.
It was a tricky story to convert but I think it was worth the extra time and headaches. Let’s just say I learned a lot. I included many of Dianna’s and Amber’s photographs, which wasn’t as easy as you might think. I learned a lot in the “art” of formating. The sunrise/sunset photos are beautiful, and we get to see Soo’-tah in action.
I still intend to donate the proceeds to cancer research. I found out that Amazon will take care of it for me. As I said before, I know it won’t be a significant amount, but It will be from us, right?
Here is an excerpt…This part was not in the original story.
I made my way to Deadwood by train. I was fortunate because this was the first year the railway came to the growing town. My first impression was that it was a pretty rugged mining town.
I knew I would have to be there at least overnight, so I secured a small inexpensive room, in what seemed to be a reasonably safe hotel, before going in search of the Lawrence County Courthouse.
I found everything to be in order just as my father said it would be. While at the courthouse, I inquired about where I might be able to purchase a horse and wagon. The kind gentleman I talked to wrote down a name and showed me where I could find everything I needed. I was able to get a good horse and a wagon that was old but suited my needs. I hurried to purchase my supplies before heading toward Ft. Meade which was about fifteen miles east of Deadwood. The farmhouse was another ten miles north. I figured I should be able to make it to the property before dark. I was pleased that so far, everything had gone as planned.
Now to the second reason I have been and will be a little hit and miss until after Christmas.
It all started when I was looking for my checkbook. Truthfully, I’m not sure I even have one anymore. It’s been so long since I have used anything but a debit card, and I can’t remember the last time I wrote a check.
It wasn’t in my office. I can’t believe how much stuff I had in a medium-sized closet. I was trying to find my checkbook, but I am also taking all of my Christmas decorations down because we decided to put in new flooring and the flooring people can do it next week. Everything in the living room and kitchen has to be moved and tearing out the old flooring will create a lot of dust. We’re not going to be home anyway, so I decided to take the time to sort through stuff and if I find my checks in the meantime, that will be an added bonus.
I also decided to show you a few cute pics of some of our grandkids.
Guess Santa wasn’t so scary last year. (Skyler and Ryan Constance)
Seamus and Hudson rode on the Polar Express!
Did someone say, (smile!)
Maybe tomorrow we will check in on Pearl’s Busy Nest.