The River Book (sold)

 

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Sunday, September 4th 2011 - Book 109 - At the end of Your Ugly Book scene, I was waiting for noon to roll around without Bob honking his horn on the road, without activating my Human Pack Mule or Mucker character, so I could do this work scene on the Middle Fork River. And oh wow! I'm glad he didn't show. I will always remember this book. 

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There I am setting off from my cabin. I could hear the Middle Fork from my cabin. I often fell asleep listening to it, but in all the time I'd spent in the canyon, I never hiked down to the river...

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The hike down proved to be more adventurous than I thought: devil's club, deep ravines, ferns covering the holes made by downed trees, nurse logs, bugs everywhere, oh my! I killed one of my rationed beers before I even started drinking. And that, in the photo up there, was what I found when I broke through the wilderness... There would be no bookmaking on the shore of the Middle Fork because there was no shore, not really. 

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But it was September, and the river was low enough for me to wade out to a rock island in the middle of the Middle Fork. It was awesome. I had a view of the craggy peaks above me, plenty of room to set up shop, and most importantly: NOT MANY BUGS! Oops, there went my shirt!

I savored my beers, enjoyed the sun and the view, dunked my head when I got too hot, and went on a river walk upstream at sunset when I finished my work. Like the magnet on my grandmother's fridge used to read: IT'S NOT WORK IF YOU LOVE IT! And I loved my "work" in this scene. 

PROP COSTS: $12.05 + (STORYTIME WORKED: 4hrs 16min x OUR EXCHANGE RATE (based on fed minimum wage): $7.25) = $42.98

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I sold this epic bookmaking adventure for $40 at Wordstock. The price was fair, but I was sad to see it go! Come back River Book, come back!