A funny thing happened when we arrived at our venue to do Jemsbooks’ book signing today, 6/13/15! The store, a jeweler store with a lovely owner, was closed. On the door we looked on in shock at the sign and even more shock when we took a look through the windows at an empty store. The glass shelves were totally empty and all that was in the store besides the empty shelves was a vacuum cleaner and a broom and dust pan.
The sign said: Store Closed Until Further Notice – Please contact our other store for more information.
Evidently, as per the restaurant next door, the jewelry store had been ransacked and totally destroyed by the perpetrators two days before. Hopefully they will be caught and punished. The manager was so distraught when she came to work the next morning that she completely forgot about our book signing. I can’t blame her. It must have been an awful experience for her. We visited their other store in Derry and spoke with her about rescheduling. She was very gracious and apologized and offered to let us set up outside the Derry story since the Londonderry store will be closed permanently. Our new date now will be Saturday, June 27, 2015 10am – 2pm.
All in all it was a strange day to say the least. During this craziness my poor daughter-in-law started working since last night on setting up my new computer which I am using to do this blog. I had so many problems with the old one, a Dell, that I was down and out most of the time. The new one is very high tech, a HP Envy, and a wonderful new toy, thanks to my husband. He says it is his gift to me for our 16th anniversary next Friday. I am thrilled with it but there will be a long learning curve for me. I feel a little overwhelmed about all the new technology. If anyone out there has one and can give me a few pointers I would be grateful. I will be happy to get this blog out in one piece! Lol!
I look forward to the book signing on June 27th. Hope we will have better luck then and like I always says, READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY!
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