Return of delivery week

So, in addition to ordering in the Large Monitor, I made a Quill order over the weekend — paper, toner, pens — all the things that fuel a writers’ household. Also, I bought books.

On Tuesday, a white-box truck pulled up and off-loaded two cases of paper. An hour later, UPS arrived, schlepping the monitor and a smallish box from Quill. This proved to contain one (1) box of toner.

Yesterday, the rest of the toner arrived, and the pens.

Today, I believe we have nothing scheduled to arrive, but I look forward to tomorrow’s deliveries of The Sleeping Partner and Just My Type, and Saturday’s arrival of the CD set of A Night in the Lonesome October.

Steve and I still need to achieve new winter coats. Ours are from…2004. I bought them with the employee discount, the first year I worked at Bean’s for Christmas. They’ve worked hard, these coats, as anyone who looks at them can instantly perceive.

Some folks down in the discussion thread regarding Found Files have asked about the possibility of continuing the second Shan and Priscilla novel.

The answer to that is — I don’t know. It would very much be a novel to feed existing fans, and such novels go through moments of favor and disfavor, as the winds of publishing do whatever the winds of publishing do. Also, I’ll just mention that there are NO NOTES with the 80 pages, just the pages, and the words, and the unwritten, but clear, “and as obviously follows.”

See? I’m no easier on myself than I am on you guys.

I’m going to sit down with the Klamath partial this afternoon, but I suspect the case is going to be much the same, there. With the additional challenge, if we decided to go forth, of needing to unravel “Misfits” and weave it into the plotline.

Today, the weatherbeans promise us rain. That’s OK; I’m in for the day, working.

3 thoughts on “Return of delivery week”

  1. Ah. Bean’s guarantee is “forever” — no*. Bean doesn’t replace something because it wore out under normal use. And I wouldn’t ask them to — those coats owe us nothing.

    Now, I did field some calls from people who thought that, because they had bought one coat at L.L. Bean twenty years ago, it was their right to have a new one sent to them, when the old one wore out.

    Happily, the only thing I had to do with such calls was transfer them to someone up the line.

    *Bean’s guarantee is: Our products are guaranteed to give 100% satisfaction in every way. Return anything purchased from us at any time if it proves otherwise. We do not want you to have anything from L.L. Bean that is not completely satisfactory. (source:

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