This week we have roofers in to fix some damage and every time I go outside I’m certain a sharp piece of tin roof is going to fall off and guillotine me so today when Dorothy Barker had to go out to pee I ran out really quickly with her but she wouldn’t go so I was like, “Get busy. Get busy. Hey. Get busy” because when we trained her we also trained her to pee on command to those words but she wasn’t having it so I was like, “GET BUSY. COME ON. GET BUSY PLEASE” and then I noticed she was looking behind me and I turned around and the roof guys were having lunch in my yard and had been quietly staring at me as I’d lightly demanded, “GET BUSY” and I was like, “Oh, not y’all. Enjoy your lunch! Those are just the magic words that make the dog pee” and they just looked at each other and then nodded warily and even the dog was like, “Well, that was awkward” and then a few minutes later I had to pick up Hailey so I rushed quickly out to my car that was parked in front of the house but my purse strap got hooked on the side mirror and jerked me back crazy hard like a boomerang, which caused me to pour the giant big-gulp sized iced water I was carrying all over my own chest, and the roof guys pretended not to notice but I could totally tell they were trying not to laugh and this is exactly why I have to move and burn the house down.
MY INSTAGRAMOh hi. Are you working? Don’t mind me. I’ll just lay here and waste away from lack of attention. It’s fine.Every week I do a quick video sweep for my own records of where we are in construction at @nowherebookshop. This one is my favorite because Hailey was singing to herself as she walked through. I don’t even think she realizes how often she sings to herself but it’s one of my greatest joys to hear her...especially when it’s a song I sang her when she was little. It made me feel peaceful even when this process can be so terrifying. I thought I’d share.Trying to touch up Terry Scratchett without losing it’s shabby-fabulousness. It’s hard to know when to stop.