A Week in Three Photos

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas? Well, not exactly. But that spot where the ladder is will be where the Christmas tree goes. That’s the plan anyway. I need to get the last of the sheetrock removed. There used to be a closet where the ladder currently stands. This is step one of a long, slow process to remodel our kitchen. I was supposed to make some calls this week to price out other aspects of the remodel. Unfortunately I’ve been feeling unfocused.

Though there were a couple of bright spots. On Tuesday we got the wet proofs for the Defaced Seventy Maxims book.
These are pages of the actual paper printed by the actual machine that will do the printing for the book. It is our opportunity to really see if what we’ve planned will work. And it does. Tomorrow I need to comb through the proofs one more time and then give the okay to print.

On Thursday, today, we got advanced copies of the Pristine Seventy Maxims book.
Those few moments of opening the package are always anxiety ridden. I suddenly am convinced that I’ve made a huge error and ruined the entire print run. So my first few moments holding a new book I feel a mix of excitement and dread. What if when I open it, I suddenly find the fatal error? We haven’t found the error yet, which means it is a typo level error rather than a “this book is ruined” error. I can live with that. The book is beautiful. I can’t wait to see it side by side with the companion book.

2 thoughts on “A Week in Three Photos”

  1. Oh Christmas ladder, Oh Christmas ladder!
    Thy steps are so unchanging
    Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree,
    Thy steps are so unchanging

    You help us rise when summer’s here,
    But also when it’s cold and drear.
    Oh Christmas ladder, Oh Christmas ladder,
    Thy steps are so unchanging!

    But seriously…We decorated a step ladder in college because it was all we had. We added some lights, some tinsel, and a plain garland. Next thing we knew, we had a tree that folded up easier than the ones that come in the box.

    Merry Christmas!

  2. Just looking at the picture of the proofs, I’m not sure what the worry was about the pages looking too cluttered. Everything seems readable, and reading through all the pieces of text and puzzling how they’re connected seems like part of the fun. I think the people who get them will be very satisfied.

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