He was going away for a weekend with the boys. She packed his bag. He had all he would need for a worry free trip. She hankered for alone time so couldn’t get him out the door fast enough. Off to the woods he went.
They felled the rotten tree in the morning, chipping it into mulch for swamp fill.
Their work done, showered and ready to drive into town, they bent to put on their shoes. He put one sneaker on and tied it. He reached for the second shoe and paused, staring at it. His father-in-law and brother-in-law watched as he pressed speed dial on his cell phone.
“Hi, Honey,” she said. “Are you having a good time?”
“If you didn’t want me to go to the bar, all you had to do was say so.”
She heard her father and brother break out in hysterical, childlike giggles.
“What are you three doing now?”
“I can’t get out the door,” he said. “You’ve got me going in circles.”
She heard something hit the floor. She suspected someone fell. She held the phone away from her ear as the laughter grew in volume.
“You packed me two left shoes.”
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Because I took a few days off, I must now write 2,213 per day instead of 1,667 to make the monthly quota. Today I wrote 2,334 for a total of 19,151.
If you would like to read my NaNoWriMo novels
(please, please, please)
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Just remember they are completely unedited
with the exception of spell check.
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The one thing from yesterday’s list that I did not experience was a broken leg. I have never broken one of my own bones. Over the next few weeks, I will elaborate on the other items on the list. Kudos go to DOUG for remembering that I mentioned the armored car incident before.