**edited** Somehow the first line of the post got cut off… so you may not have seen it: “Where the heck is November going?”**
“West” or “Thataway” would be my usual smart-ass answer to anyone else asking that question.
It was Gizmo Guy’s birthday yesterday — we’re not talking about how he reached the age where one of his favorite restaurants now lets him order from the senior’s menu (which in many cases remarkably resembles the kids’ menu.) After taking him out for a birthday lunch, we took Curly in to work, and then let him spend a quiet day fiddling around reclaiming his office. (formerly known as the cave)
I’ve been noodling on a short story I plan to put up shortly that you’ll be able to download for free here. It’s a return to Sam and Rosie of Personal Protection, as Sam proposes or at least attempts to propose, but things go a little off course for a while. I’m reading up on how to format it for the various readers, and may try an experiment of putting it up for sale at Amazon (though you’ll still be able to read it/download here for free.) So keep an eye out for it — I’ll be announcing it here and on my newsletter when it goes live on my Free Reads page.