The proofs arrived on July 17th. This is the final version of the book as it will be sent to
the printer, all the pages laid out as they will appear in the actual book. So my task was
to read it very carefully for errors, and to make as few as possible editorial changes. I
emailed the final version today, just in time to catch the ferry to Newfoundland tomorrow
for my granddaughter’s wedding in Port aux Basques.
Oh. Fourteen more emails in that ten days. Scarcely worth counting!
The wedding was really fun, a Newfoundland party with lots of laughter and the
occasional tear or two. Afterward we spent a few days north of Gros Morne, where we
hiked, watched birds doing stopovers on their long migration from the high Arctic, and
ate lots of fish.