On Saturday, I was working feverishly to finish the book due today (Monday the 30th). I had ONE page to go, just a few edits to put in, and then all that was left was printing and mailing.
When the power went out.
It kept trying to come back on for a few minutes, with a little burst of light, then back out again, like a car that couldn't start. Then it went out for good and stayed out for four hours.
I was a wreck. I didn't want to miss my deadline, and I really wanted the rest of my day free. I had to not only finish and mail the book, but I also needed to get to the mall to buy a dress for a wedding I had to go to that afternoon at 2:00, AND get the wedding gift, AND get ready for the wedding, AND drive home DD's two friends who had spent the night and live on opposite sides of town.
How many ways can you spell Panic?
Just as I was walking out the door to go to the mall for the dress, the power came back on. Long story short, I finished the book, got it in the mail, got a dress and a present, and made it to the wedding on time (a little breathless, but on time). I have to credit my husband, though, who took the kids and drove the sleepover guests home. That gave me the time I needed to hunt down a dress (and new shoes, of course!)
These are the shoes, not too bad on the comfort level!
So, it's back to work today, on a partial and a page proof before I get to start another book Nov. 1. And look for another excuse to wear those shoes ;-)