Wednesday June 15th - Book 18 - The opening shot of this work scene shows me drinking my morning coffee from the Pooh mug my sister bought me for Christmas, sitting in front of my inventory of books. I'd used all the legal sized copies of the book (4 pages per sheet of paper) from my first box packed by Revolution Publishing in Portland. I had to pack every one of those boxes, and all the rest of my bookmaking props, up the quarter mile trail from the road to my cabin. Hauling paper from the road was like hauling firewood, except the firewood wasn't able to do what the paper did... Like the thirty four "Books Read" some previous caretaker tallied on one of the cabin walls, the paper I used for bookmaking gave me a reason to be there. Trust me: You can have all the beans, rice, canned veggies, firewood, fresh water, whiskey, and coffee to hold up for years like The Second Coming of Christ...but you won't last long out in the woods alone unless you got a good purpose, a reason to be there.
PROPS, material costs: $9.80 + (STORYTIME, actual time worked: 3hrs x THE EXCHANGE RATE, based on federal minimum wage: $7.25) = $31.55