Sunday, October 2nd 2011 - Book 127 - I woke in the miners cabin up at Spruce to find that the clouds had sort of cleared. After I ate my breakfast and drank my coffee, I did what the miners did every day...I packed up my gear, and hiked up the trail leading to the mining benches. When I reached the lower bench, just outside the famous "Bookbinder Vug," I set up one of Bob's folding chairs, broke out my tin snips, and started my page-cutting moments determined to make this book on the bench. I was able to put the book together before the clouds and the rain rolled in again, but I wrote the proof-of-work moments in the cabin. This one might look like the last one, but the production scene has a different flavor to it. I spent a lot of time remembering the adventures I had at Spruce in this one...which, by the way, reads: DO NOT CUT BOX on the back. "Oops."
PROP COSTS: $10.75 + (STORYTIME WORKED: 3hrs 11min x OUR EXCHANGE RATE (based on fed minimum wage): $7.25) = $33.83
This book now belongs to a man who visited my booth at Bumpershoot 2013. I liked that he sat right down beside me, looked me in the eyes, and asked, "So what's going on here?" I was surprised he didn't stand back up just as quickly after I gave him my pitch, but he didn't. Instead we talked some more. When he told me that he had a few minor adventures in mining, I told him about my seasons working for Bob. Then I showed him this book. He paid me twenty bucks for it and left saying "We'll see if I get around to reading it." I love this book dearly and I was sad to see it go, but for some reason I like that it now belongs to that man. It has a good home now.