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Subject: Just Have to Share - I'm so excited!!
Date Posted: 7/4/2011 12:10 AM ET
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Over the past few days I have been in the pits because we are having a problem with our sewer line because it turns out that our line has separated from the main line. It will require digging up our driveway and some of the street and it looks like the expense is all ours! RATS!

My excitement, however, is because I just read on his blog that Angus Donald has sent me his HC signed copy of King's Man! heart I can't wait to get this. He has had exerpts on his blog for about 5 weeks now and this book sounds soooo good. What a lift this has given me! Maybe now I can get off the "pity pot"!!!

Date Posted: 7/4/2011 7:08 AM ET
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Yay!  Jeanne I am so excited for you.  cool Very cool!

Date Posted: 7/4/2011 7:23 AM ET
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Allright  Jeanna!! that is just so awesom congrats!

Date Posted: 7/4/2011 7:46 AM ET
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Jeanne!  How cool!  

I think it just goes to show, when you put kindness out into the universe, it is returned to you...and our Jeanne is a very kind lady!  

 

 

Date Posted: 7/4/2011 7:53 AM ET
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Okay, would you listen to this??

 

 

AngusD says:

Hi Jeanne – I have just put King’s Man in the mail, express for Arizona. You should get your copy in a couple of days. I hope these extracts don’t spoil the story and that you enjoy the book. You and Evelyn will be my first two readers! Let me know what you think when you’ve read it, and thanks again for spreading the word about them in the US. You are a star!
All the best, Angus

The bold is my emphasis.  Jeanne!   You ARE a star!  Or a shameless hussy, I'm not sure....and to think, I was supposed to give you lessons!  cheeky

Date Posted: 7/4/2011 8:13 AM ET
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Whoot! Congrats to you.

Date Posted: 7/4/2011 8:53 AM ET
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Ouch, you found that, didn't you Vicky!?  Thank you all - the good wishes are much appreciated! smiley

Date Posted: 7/4/2011 9:44 AM ET
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Wow -- Jeanne - very, very cool -- couldn't happen to a nicer person!

ETA: Sorry about your sewer pipes....



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Date Posted: 7/4/2011 3:04 PM ET
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That sucks about the sewer pipes.  We just went through similar last week when our water pipe from the main to our house broke and we had to have it replaced at our expense.

Awesome about the book though!  I'll have to check out those excerpts on his blog smiley

 

 

Date Posted: 7/4/2011 3:51 PM ET
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Yay for our Fabulous Jeanne!  And congrats to Angus for recognizing a star when he sees it!

Date Posted: 7/4/2011 4:08 PM ET
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How wonderful for you Jeanne...hope it offsets the sewer troubles!

Date Posted: 7/4/2011 5:58 PM ET
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Thank you, thank you all. It won't offset the painful sewer trouble -that's going to cost a small fortune and there goes my Arizona room for at least a year (sigh), but at least I'm going to feel better for a while! wink

Date Posted: 7/8/2011 10:11 AM ET
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Update - the book arrived and I can't wait to read it, heart but we have company from Rhode Island so it looks like I can't get into it right away, sigh.

We had an angel looking after us with the sewer problem because the county stepped in and is in the process of fixing everything at no cost to us. OMG, the efforts that DH put in to contact all the right people paid off! Phew!!! We are currently operational and now they are repairing the roadway - yahoo! yes

Date Posted: 7/8/2011 10:12 AM ET
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So glad for you!

Date Posted: 7/8/2011 10:29 AM ET
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I am happy the book is there, and the sewer problems are not going to break the bank. 

Date Posted: 7/8/2011 2:37 PM ET
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Jeanne, that's fantastic!!  I'm so glad your water troubles are over, and at no cost!!  Lovely!

Date Posted: 7/8/2011 8:45 PM ET
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Thanks everybody - this is such a "load off my shoulders". Now, if only I could get to MY BOOK! I can't complain though because the issue that was occupying me is now gone and things will settle down. Since our niece is here visiting us - and WHY she picked the worst time of the year, I'm not sure, but she is fun. The only thing is that I'm trying to take her to places that I think will be manageable in the heat - and they AREN'T. Short of the swimming pool or a movie theatre, I don't think there is any hope! crying

Mary (mepom) -
Subject: Jeanne
Date Posted: 7/9/2011 1:21 AM ET
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This sounds like a WONDERFUL reason to stay INSIDE and read.

Mary