Yesterday I spent a good two or three hours writing and editing
and rewriting and re-editing a post about the book I'm working on. As opposed to my usual blathering, this post was actually focused and even slightly informative.
Then I accidentally hit a wrong button and the whole thing disappeared except for the one photo above. All that hard work vanished into thin air.
Sort of like this barn, which was one of my favorites. I say "was" because it's gone. Vanished. Poof. The other day I drove by to check on it and perhaps say hello, but there was nothing to admire, nothing to talk to. Evidently someone tore it down. I'm sure there must have been a good reason even if I can't think of one at the moment.
Rather than continue whining about
my precious barn that's gone the two or three hours spent on a blog post that vanished, I will keep this brief and say that at some point in the next week I hope to recreate the post that I lost.
But in case I get sidetracked by a 100-mile commute to the paying job; cross country meets; soccer games; doctor's appointments;
cardiac stress tests because I have heart palpitations PTA meetings; orthodontist appointments; daughter's birthday (Note to self: Self? It's your daughter's birthday this week.); and more the bottom line on that other post had to do with the reason I'm doing the book.
I am working on this book not because Mathews County needs yet another history book; there are plenty out there.
I am doing it because there is no book which documents the present-day scenery in contrast to the past, and if someone doesn't hurry up and capture what's here today, there may not be another opportunity because, much like
my blog post that evaporated the barn above, buildings might be here today and gone tomorrow.
The other important part of that lost post was a request for photographs from approximately 1975 or earlier from the following broad categories:
4. Country Stores/Post Offices
5. The Court House and Vicinity (including Ward's Corner)
7. Other landmarks, including the lighthouse; Donk's, etc.
Now excuse me while I go cry over
the loss of this barn the two or three hours of my Sunday I wasted just by pressing the wrong button.
Have a great week.