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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Friday, December 21, 2007

A Good Way to End the Week

Wow! My ARC copy of Laurie R King's new book (not yet released) "Touchstone" came yesterday.. and it's a big book! lol

Hardcover: 560 pages
Publisher: Bantam (December 26, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0553803557

Since I am reading a book at the moment, and then the Holidays are upon us, I don't think I will get to it until that's all over with, but I am excited to get it and can't wait to read it!!

I never thought of mysteries are something I would read, but Laurie's Mary Russell novels I've just loved, so I don't think I will have any troubles with this book. I am most grateful that Vicki found my blog and offered to me! I feel sure I will be telling you all how good it is so that those who love this type of book will want to read it too.

In Other book News I must say I am anxiously awaiting two other releases by other authors..

Dec. 26th will bring out Anne and Todd McCaffrey's Dragon Harper,

and James A Owen's second book The Search For the Red Dragon has just been released!

So as soon as the Dragon Harper is out I will send for both of those books.. I can hardly wait! (I wouldn't have waited for Red Dragon, except.. well, ya'know, I need enough for free shipping. It's a MUST around here to save any penny... so I can order even more books later!)


As I was writing this post I heard sirens... it sounded like more than normal. My ear tuned to what I generally hear which is: first sirens, followed by the engine honking it's horn so that it might go thru an intersection..... the sirens silenced and I never heard the honking, and I glanced outside..

Goodness! They were across the street!..

... a little closer picture on the, always oh so brave, Firemen

I saw no smoke, but they did have one of the hoses out. I'm not even sure which house had a problem, but as it turned out it wasn't a big problem.. thankfully! I'm just glad that something awful didn't happen and a family wind up without a home for Christmas.. or worse.

As it turns out.. Friday is a good day for the family across the street!!


Blogger cj said...

Well, it certainly sounds like you have your holiday reading lined up. Enjoy the books.

And it is indeed good that the neighbors were okay. As a person involved in law enforcement, fire fighters are just crazy. I mean, only a crazy person would run into a burning building...

Wonderful crazy they are.


8:54 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

hi cj: yeah.. thank goodness for the "crazy people!!"

9:11 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

You have so much more restraint than me! You actually wait until you have 2 books to order! I always just order books until I have $25 worth of books, because you have to have the free shipping of course! But I would've been impatient and just made two orders therefore spending at least $50 on my credit card ;)

2:09 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Having been married to a firefighter (now retired one) for 31 plus years, I know they are as concerned for the small incidents as much as the large one. (and they prefer the small ones)

2:19 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Chris: yeah well.. neither one is over 25.00 and things are tight right now so it's not so much restraint as I just can't afford more lol..

Pam: ..I sure don't blame them for prefering the small ones!! They are still an amazing breed of people.

2:21 PM  
Blogger Nicole B. said...

Dragon Harper looks really good, nice choice. ^-^

I'm happy there wasn't a problem for you!

8:09 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

That is excellent for the family, but even a close call has got to be scary!

Was this not the same crew that responded a year or two ago? I seem to remember one of them had a crush on a friend or neighbor of yorus or something. Maybe I'm thinking of someone else....hmmmm I'll have to peruse your blog just to see.

Anyway, I hope that you have a great holiday!

Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas! & Fabulous Festivus;)


9:05 AM  
Blogger DesLily said...

hi Chris: well it is the same firehouse that responded but I didn't talk to anyone, so I don't know who was on duty. It's a 3 family house that they responded to so MANY got lucky that day!

9:09 AM  
Blogger Carl V. said...

That is scary. So glad it wasn't even closer! :)

We were out looking at Christmas lights Friday night in a very glamorous neighborhood and all of a sudden eight...I kid you not...eight fire trucks roared by. We hadn't seen anything resembling that big of a fire in that neighborhood and I almost let me curiousity get the best of me to become an ambulance chaser, but we went home instead. Maybe it was just a slow night and the boys needed some action.

10:06 AM  

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