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Alfie sniffing

This is Alfie. And this is the door leading to our garage fro a sort of mudroom off the kitchen.

No, Alfie does not want to go into the garage. But he is smelling something that is underneath the garage, or the mudroom.  We can't smell it. But it is driving him crazy. He is spending every possible moment standing in this place, nose to the floor, occasionally woofing.

Once, a number of years ago, before The Alf was born, we did have a skunk under the garage. We paid a man $500 to come and trap that sucker.

I don't think this is a skunk, though. We smell nothing remotely skunkish. 

I have just put Alfie into the front yard, and I have washed the floor of the mudroom and the bottom of the garage door with ammonia. No, this will not rid us of whatever is living under there. But it MAY make Alfie stop obsessing about it.

Hope, hope.

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ojimenez Monday, 29 November 1999

Central Washington? Wow!
I could not handle being a published author. Book tours, lectures, signings, Wolfgang Puck's airport sandwiches.... ?
Youwza!!
Here's a funny essay bout it by Zadie Smith:
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Elizabeth Monday, 29 November 1999

I loved those books as a younger reader, although I don't know if I like the new covers. I think it's a great idea to feature the author's name, but I really liked the various paintings used for the girl's portraits on the old covers.
I'm excited to learn that you've written one! I'll have to pick it up.

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Nikki Jarvis Monday, 29 November 1999

Applause..my girls love the Dear America books as do I. I read all of them after they do so we can talk about it. And we love your writing. Can't wait for it to come out. I wish they were more widely acknoledged for being wonderful books for children. They are not even in my huge commercial bookstore. :( The girls love the new covers. Thank you for inspiring my children and me.

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Rebecca Herman Monday, 29 November 1999

Thanks for posting the cover! I can't wait to read your book. I loved the series as a preteen/young teen years ago and was so sad to see it end. So I am so excited to see it return. I recently read an ARC of the new September book by Kirby Larson and loved it, and I am sure I will love your as well when I get a chance to read it!

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