Oh my, pretty empty and lonely in here with only one visitor all day.
Oh where oh where has my Shed family gone? Oh where oh where have they gone? The pixies have knocked over the flower pots. They said they were trying
to free the flowers. What?????? The faeries are sweeping up the mess and the pixies are grounded.
I am a tired bunny.
I've started work on collecting all of the shed story parts together and I've got to page 100 of THE SHED so far.
(Only another 817 pages to go!!! yippeee!!)
Not sure how long it's going to take. But I'll stick at it.
We can then look seriously at publishing the damn thing!!
(And I'll try and set about recording an audiobook version? even if it's just for us!)
Not much else happening apart from ill health!!!
Father-in-law has had a couple of "bad turns" and they're doing tests...
Neice is in hospital getting her heart monitored because of irregular and very rapid heartbeat.
and My big sis has had confirmation of her diagnosis of MS,
and I've got the cold! LOL
Hope you're all just dandy!
MIKE - rest that wing!!!! (Is it yer drinkin arm btw??? LOL)
Oh Gordi, I am so sorry to hear of everyone's health issues in your family! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!
That re-writing of our story is a huge project! Wow! If you were to publish it, you would need permission from all the posters of course. I would like
to see how it comes out. You would have to be very careful in how you pull this all together as I have said before, some posters would surely not
enjoy seeing their posts summed up with things cut out. We all put a lot of thought, passion and time into our posts.
The trickiest part would be fixing the timelines as some parts are written as being day time and the very next post by someone will have it as night
time where hardly anything happened in between. LOL! Many of us have made this mistake including myself I'm sure. Then as you know, there are the
confusing posts where we are going in all different directions and it is chaotic and confusing. The only thing I didn't like is where someone would
play the part of my character and it was well...out of character for her. I don't know how others feel about that. I got spoiled at that writers site
where we weren't allowed to play anyone else's characters unless given permission. Otherwise you have characters being placed where they never wanted
be placed or saying something they would never say or wouldn't say it in such a way and they had to think hard on how to get themselves out of the
situation quickly. LOL At the writer's site, the stories were amazing and everything flowed smoothly that way. Not trying to be a pest, just trying
to be helpful.
Now go and have some chicken soup and lots of fluid and care for that cold you have!
I'm just going to pull it all together at the moment without editing.
I'm putting the author of each parts initials at the start of each section, so we can identify who's done what.
After that's done.... I was going to read it again for continuity etc and only if something is glaringly out of sorts, I'd talk to the author
of that section and work out a solution! (A quick snip, edit or re-write by them!)
That way - THEY would be changing their own part to fit, and would hopefully be happy with the result?
With any luck, we won't need too many changes, or we could always just put a disclaimer at the start, saying that it is a story written by many
different people over a long period of time, which inevitably contains some continuity (and other) issues??
Once I have the full list of authors sorted, I am happy to contact them all to make sure everyone is cool with whatever we decide to do with it. If
someone doesn't want their part published, no worries - it can be edited out or re-written by us!
I'm erring on the side of trying to release it online an as E-Book, rather than in print, as that would probably be the easiest/cheapest way of doing
I'd suggest we either make it FREE for readers or maybe have a "donate for charity" type fee? Happy to discuss.
Has anyone heard from JACY by the way?
I think she was visiting her daughter who was in hospital this week?
JACY - we're ALL thinking about you and sending our bestest shed-wishes in your direction!
Get the girls to pop in the shed and say Hi when they can?
Hello Shedites & Lurkers! I hope everyone is doing great!
Gordi - Thanks for all of the hard work!!!! I have managed to keep my story-line but sadly that is all and mainly so I will know what to write about
Syx - I hope they are getting you healed up right this time!
OK now that I have recovered I HAVE to tell the story of our trip....(hope no one has too weak of a stomach)
Saturday morning the alarm went off at 4:30AM. (No one tells you until after you have fallen in love with a runner that runners are morning people).
I wish Paul a happy 45th birthday and we start our “Marathon Morning” ritual. Most runners go completely OCD before/during a race. The most
normal person in the world will go bat*$hit*crazy if they run a marathon, we forgive them. Sorry drifting…..
As we are leaving the hotel headed for the air force base I had to have Paul pull the car over so I could get sick, not a good sign. But onward we
go. The ENTIRE highway system of Dayton, OH is currently under construction it seems. So our Garmin, The Waze App, AND the Google Maps App all kept
trying to make us circle around to closed roads. It was awful. We did however find the gate we WERE NOT allowed to enter oh well live and learn.
We finally found the right spot and were slowly making our way to the start line; about a 2 mile walk from the parking areas. I got sick a few more
times but would hide from Paul trying not to bother him. He finally caught on and once we got close to the start line I could not be close to people
and they were bunching in. This was the ONLY marathon that Paul has started or finished without me being right there at the line
When he finished and saw I wasn’t there he knew it was either too crowed (this was a very large race) or I was too sick. Soldiers were giving
runners rides back to the cars on golf carts so Paul got a ride to our section. Poor thing on his birthday, ran a marathon, and then finished to a
deathly ill wife. By then I had been throwing up non-stop for about 4 hours. I would guzzle water just to have….anyway you get the picture. So we
leave the air force base and are headed back to the hotel. We are on I-75. I think it was 8-10 lanes (felt like 80-100) with no median and no curbs,
just 70 MPH traffic. AND it hits….so Paul yells just roll down the window and hang out the car. Bumper to bumper (who knew Dayton was this big of
a city) traffic at 70 MPH and I am “letting it fly”. This poor blue car behind us keeps blowing the horn and turning on the windshield wipers. I
think they thought we were doing it on purpose!!! I couldn’t enjoy it then but now I can see that car and hear that little horn. HAHAHAHA
ANYWAY, that was our weekend.
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Gordy Bro I commend You for the work You are putting forth with getting ALL of Our Story together for one whole story! ...
I tried a few times to get it all together, but had a hard drive crash the first time. Then had to switch to a new computer the second time, (I
believe?) Then The third time I just plain gave up. Had way Too much going on here...
I think that the first suggestion You had about contacting the various authors for any discepencies in the story/time-line to get it fixed is a great
Also along with that, I think the disclaimer at the beginning is a really good idea too! It will give the readers a feel for what they are about to
Night I know You grounded Me. But, But but, but I had to take a short flight to get some things done here. ( I will go back to the Keep and stay with
the other Dragons for the night... [Hanging my head low I saunter to the Keep]...) Maybe!! LMAO!!!...
Jessie, Please tell Your hubby Happy belated Birthday for Me? Thanx!...
Also I am sorry that you had such a day that had You blowing chunks all day. That would suck. Well splurting may be a better word?! LOL!!...
Sorry had to laugh a litle about that car being on the recieving end of Your Spew!!! ...
My Thoughts are with Good intention that ALL are going to be in Good Health Soon, and that all matters of negative conotations will soon be on the
Positicve Side Soon, as well!!!...
To Those of Us missing and their Families, (Lurkers included), I wish all the best of Good Health and Positive outcomes, Very Soon...
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Jess, Happy Belated Birthday to Paul!! So glad you are finally feeling better. That must have been so miserable for you!
Syx, the doors to your keep are locked for now. Don't worry, plenty of food and water and CC and the Bragons to keep you company. We'll check in on
you and bring books and whatever you'd like to pass the time in there.
Pheonix, so good to finally see you again!!!!! Oh, your signature is small and I didn't even notice. Sorry. LOL
Been sitting here for about the past hour or so since I've woke up debating on doing something productive. So far, the only thing that I've managed to
do is make another video on Youtube public. That and I have been sitting here listening to some good ol' country music while doing that and I kind of
figured I'd share how my Friday went.
Spent a few hours on CSX Transportation's Greenwich Subdivision at Wellington, Ohio on Friday. Situated between Greenwich and Cleveland, Ohio. The
Greenwich Subdivision is the main line for trains moving to and from the Midwestern United States to and from New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts.
The traffic on Friday was mostly intermodal with a few other trains sprinkled in. The first photo shows CSX 7498 leads Q113 west on its home rails
with a decent sized stack train in tow.
Led by Wheeling & Lake Erie 3049 and Wheeling & Lake Erie 6310, an Electro-Motive SD40-2, as they pound the diamonds crossing over CSX
Transportation's Greenwich Subdivision. Wheeling & Lake Erie coke train 227 is seeing rolling west along the Hartland Subdivision as it passes through
Wellington, Ohio after a break in the traffic on CSX.
One of the last trains to pass through Wellington before we left. The Produce Express, Q091, hi-balls west past CP-37 with a quartet of UP units in
The last train that we saw over in Northeast/North Central Ohio was over on the Wheeling & Lake Erie as it was heading towards the yard at Brewster,
Ohio. A Wheeling & Lake Erie mixed freight rolls east along the Hartland Subdivision with W&LE 6358, an Electro-Motive SD40-2 built as British
Columbia Rail #758, as it passes through Spencer, Ohio.
However, the train over on the Wheeling & Lake Erie was not the last train we encountered. Surprisingly enough, the last train that we saw was over in
the northwestern part of the state. Seen making it's way west towards Toledo and Chicago. An empty Norfolk Southern ethanol train, 67N, traverses the
over one mile long causeway between Sandusky Bay and Lake Erie just west of Sandusky, Ohio along the famous Chicago Line of the New York Central right
before it got dark.
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originally posted by: pheonix358
a reply to: Gordi The Drummer
Gordi, nice work.
You cannot put up an E-book with such a disclaimer, it would just not do well, if at all.
It will need a major edit and I suggest one that is a bit faster that back and forward. I would suggest one major edit followed by an amount of time
for individuals to get back if they are not happy.
I am willing to do this.
Following from that, we then need readers searching for errors, the more passes the better.
That is my 2cents worth....
Thanks, for the input.
I actually think that such a disclaimer would let people know exactly what they are getting into.
I'm not doing this in the hope that it will do well at all, I'm doing this because several of our lurkers and posters said it would be great to see it
done... as a one-stop-shop for seeing the shed story in it's entirety.
(Come to think of it, it wouldn't necessarily have to be an e-book, maybe it's own thread here on ATS might suffice?)
I don't think one major edit by any one individual is very fair either, and there is no real need for it to be done "faster" unless I'm missing
I think if we allow it to be edited (properly) then the story will lose it's quirky, chaotic, random nature. Which was the very essence of how it came
to be. I appreciate that this would be the correct process to follow if we were indeed attempting to write a proper story book, but that's not what
we're doing... is it?
I'd like to hear everyone's thought's on this, before I go any further?
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